The one that got away

Life happens on WhatsApp these days. My friend had forwarded the picture below and had mentioned that this flower has a nice fragrance. While on my walk today, I happened to notice this flower and crushed its spikes. It indeed had a nice fragrance. I was refreshed by its fresh citrus-y scent and it put … Continue reading The one that got away

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 expectations & disappointments

Case # 1) I was walking today and saw my neighbor at the signal. I looked at him twice but he seemed to be looking straight ahead. Why was he avoiding me? Did I do something? There is no way he could not have seen me walk right toward him.. Case # 2) Someone wrote … Continue reading Beginner’s guide to dealing with expectations & disappointments

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 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