Finding Fulfillment · Friendship · Reflections · Travel

When Leisure Takes Work: A Week in NYC

New York City: A city overflowing with 8.5 million people that it's a wonder anyone runs into anyone else he or she knows when walking the streets. But with some effort and planning, you can certainly make it happen. Last month, I piggybacked off of a work trip to New York to also meet with… Continue reading When Leisure Takes Work: A Week in NYC

Finding Fulfillment · Friendship · Reflections

Ghosting: Lowering society’s bar for common decency

We have a lunch group at work that gathers in the common area of our floor to eat together, and usually, someone brings up some spicy social topic they heard about on a morning entertainment talk show. This week, the topic of ghosting came up. For those unfamiliar, ghosting is when you call or text someone and they essentially disappear from your… Continue reading Ghosting: Lowering society’s bar for common decency

Faith · Finding Fulfillment · Reflections

When Interfaith Means Double, Not Half

It’s been a festive few days for us. As a Hindu Tam Brahm married to a Malayalee Catholic, it’s been a busy week, from Palm Sunday mass to Tamil Puthandu puja. This year was the first time I personally observed both of these, and that’s because I’m now working twice as hard to retain the… Continue reading When Interfaith Means Double, Not Half

Finding Fulfillment · Fitness · Travel

How to Make ‘Fit’ Feel Fabulous On Vacation

As you work on your bikini bods in preparation for summer vacation, you’re probably daydreaming of yourself on the beach, sippin' mai tais and filling up on the delicious local fare of your dream destination. After all, you would have pushed yourself all spring at the gym to get in shape and put in your… Continue reading How to Make ‘Fit’ Feel Fabulous On Vacation

Finding Fulfillment · Food · Happiness · Vegetarian Cooking

What my slow cooker taught me about time management

My grandfather used to tell me, "Time is a precious thing. Be careful not to waste it, because you can never get it back." As a kid, when your life is full of forced napping, "Are we there yets?" or minutes that feel like hours, time is something we have plenty of, and it seems… Continue reading What my slow cooker taught me about time management

Faith · Finding Fulfillment · Fitness · Friendship · Happiness · Reflections

Why it’s so hard to be the camel in our relationships

In yoga, backbends and chest openers are among the hardest poses. In particular, the camel pose, ustrasana, is considered challenging because it requires you to kneel, bend back and reach your heels with your hands as you press your chest out and hips forward. "We are not used to keeping our chests, in particular our hearts, so open… Continue reading Why it’s so hard to be the camel in our relationships

Finding Fulfillment · Travel

What I Learned About Gratitude Searching For Dolphins in Key West

Bellies full of breakfast, my family stepped out into a 57-degree wind on an overcast Thanksgiving morning to load up the car for our drive down to Key West from Islamorada. Here in the Florida Keys, I was wearing a fleece sweatshirt and shorts, trying to fend off the wind. "It's got to get warmer… Continue reading What I Learned About Gratitude Searching For Dolphins in Key West