Beginner’s guide to not give a damn

My mother was a strong willed woman. It was inconvenient most of the time to deal with her, but it also worked in her favor. My sibling and I were little when she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and was given a few weeks to live. We were all worried and cried quite a … Continue reading Beginner’s guide to not give a damn

Beginner’s guide to dealing with emotional scars

Namaste! How is everyone today? I took Cherry out to the park a few days back, since she has been cooped up at home post surgery. My plan was to sit on a lawn chair and keep her on my lap so she does not roll in mud when I am not looking. The summer … Continue reading Beginner’s guide to dealing with emotional scars

Beginner’s guide to dealing with feedback

Aloha, Missed me yet? Well well well - I have been MIA because Cherry had two surgeries. (She is recovering well and is back to being her naughty self). So, back to Cherry. She has a habit of chewing on twigs especially when I am not looking, and recently chewed on a bougainvillea twig. You … Continue reading Beginner’s guide to dealing with feedback

Beginner’s guide to dealing with FOMO

I have a 8 X 12 shed in the yard where I store my lawn mower etc. As you can tell it is not a huge space but I pretty much store everything outdoorsy there. Recent additions have been my bike, Quickerete cement, Fiskars branch trimmer and a leaf blower. The shed had become an … Continue reading Beginner’s guide to dealing with FOMO

Beginner’s guide to getting reacquainted

Tara and I went for a ride today. It was super fun - not quite like the old times but great nevertheless. There used to be stuff we used to be able to do together, not anymore. But, that is OK. We are getting reacquainted after more than a few decades, and need to take … Continue reading Beginner’s guide to getting reacquainted

Beginner’s Guide to managing frustrations

*** If you have been following me closely, you may have noticed that I have started a new "Dummies guide to ..." series of posts. The word "Dummies guide ..." has been replaced with "Beginner's guide ..". Hubby correctly pointed out that all my readers cannot and should not be called dummies - even in … Continue reading Beginner’s Guide to managing frustrations

Beginner’s guide to understanding the ego

Hey, I have always wondered what role the ego plays in shaping our personality. Ego has such a negative connotation that I went about in search of why humans are bestowed with an ego if it has such a bad rap. One can always argue that it is like the appendix, its just there, no … Continue reading Beginner’s guide to understanding the ego

Beginner’s guide to spirituality

Sometimes I get frustrated at how convoluted explanations are. All I need to know is 'what is soul' or 'what is consciousness'. The scriptures take me down a long winded journey of a few weeks or even months and I finally come out either more confused than before, or with a clear picture (60-40). My … Continue reading Beginner’s guide to spirituality