Loss: Grieving When You Lose Love


Featured, Relationships

Many years ago, back in 2002, I got my first dog, Bambi. She was a senior dog, almost seven or eight years old, and given away by my English professor in college. I didn’t know what I was thinking when I agreed to adopt Bambi. I don’t think I thought much. I didn’t have any […]

December 9, 2017

The Worst Lesson of 2017


Reflections on 2017, Relationships

Stage 1 : The stage of wondrous discoveries Stage 2 : The name-calling and the abuse begins Stage 3 : The glorious comeback Stage 4 : The abrupt, anger-filled end Stage 1 The stage of wondrous discoveries When I met DR online last year in February, I was entering a new phase in life – […]

November 22, 2017

Where Is The Ikigai In My Life?


Musings, Relationships

The other day, I came across an article that mentioned ikigai. Having been to Japan last year and having fallen in love with the country, I was intrigued. What is Ikigai? According to Wikipedia: As I dug deeper, I realized that ikigai has exploded into the world recently, much like hygge. Scores of articles now […]

October 1, 2017

In Memory – 11 July


Relationships

Many years ago, on this day, I came home from school to find a crowd in front of my house. As I got out of my friend’s Ambassador car, my stomach churned. Surely, this gathering could not be a friendly family get-together. It wasn’t. As I was about to open the gate, my sister’s sister-in-law […]

July 11, 2017

The Art Of Friendship


Featured, Relationships

What really is friendship? The dictionary says it is the state of being friends. I met a good friend a couple of Saturdays ago and I left her crying. No. Not what you think. I am not a monster all the time. I had been speaking with this friend (and you know who you are, […]

January 19, 2017

Biggest Lesson From 2016


Reflections on 2016, Relationships

Lessons. As children, we are taught to imbibe learnings from lessons. We are taught about different subjects through lessons. As we become older, we learn that lessons have a different meaning as well. We realize what we hadn’t thought of in school: that lessons are lifelong. That lessons come outside the classrooms. Somehow, what was […]

December 11, 2016

Light


Musings, Reflections on 2016, Relationships

  “The wound is the place where the light enters you.” – Rumi Light is electromagnetic radiation, says Wikipedia. The light that can be detected by the human eye. I looked at the synonyms of light: luminosity, illumination, radiance, luster, glow, luminescence. Such powerful words. When I thought of this word, light, in the light […]

December 2, 2016

Black Moon, New Me


Musings, Relationships

The other day, while talking to a friend I have known for 10 years and more, we came to the startling realization that it was not the unknowing of each other that created rifts between us the past two years, but the knowing of each other. When you know someone, you tend to form perceptions, […]

September 30, 2016