The Therapy that is “Walking”

Walk, track and walk more! Small steps add up to really big steps. As cliche as that is, it is TRUE! Go figure 🙂 Have any of you every put thought into how much walking you actually do? If you have a smart phone, there is an app for this. In fact there are hundreds….

Living with no regrets.

I am firm believer that everyone has a choice in every situation. Sometimes things will not go as planned, unexpected and unfortunate situations happen and relationships are tested. For every situation, we can choose, and therefore control, how we respond. Our response will determine how we feel as a result of the situation. One thing…

All You’ve Got Is You – Self Care Revisited

There is absolutely nothing selfish about self care.  We have been conditioned for a very long time to only be givers, to be supporters, to be the backbone, to be smiling, to be the martyrs, to be present, to show up. It is important to do all of those things, but it is important that…

Food (Our’s, Your’s or Just Mine)

Growing up in a South Asian home means food is love. People feed you if you are happy, sad, celebrating, mourning, lonely, partying, sick…. you get the idea. Your family, friends, neighbours, even strangers will feed you – hungry or not. There is always enough to share, always enough for one more person at the…

Packing away for the summer

Its been a few days since I wrote last. I am struggling a bit to find time to do it all. We are at the last week of school for the girls. Teacher presents, end of the year activities, reports, and goodbye lunches have filled my days. On top of this, we leave for almost…

Are you in the picture?

Like many of you out there, I take a lot of pictures. Living away from family means I tend to over do it on the capture the special moments of our lives front.  I also have this urge of wanting to document everything my kids do…yes I am guilty of slightly obsessing over my children….

On Father’s Day

Where would I start with a piece about my father? How would I fit his immense presence in a few paragraphs? This is but just an attempt at how sorely I miss him. A few lines in memory of my father, who was my hero, the man who showed me I had wings and I…

Take the kids with you.

I love to travel. I have a husband who loves to travel. Se we do. A lot. We also have two kids. We’ve had them for a while :). They come where we go. They don’t get a choice, and I don’t think they mind. We don’t think about not taking them. Ever. They’ve traveled…

Great Expectations…

So, I don’t know how to do this perfectly. I haven’t been a blogger for long. It has taken me years to actually start writing regularly. I started this under another name in 2014, wrote two (not so spirited) entries and never published either. Then I shelved the blog, just visiting it on occasion, until…

Oh Bourdain…

Anthony Bourdain’s suicide has affected me. I am a fan of his shows, his style and his philosophy on both life and food. I have watched his shows with great zeal and curiosity. As a travel and food enthusiast, I felt that his culinary adventures around the world were made for people like me. I…