Public service announcement – wear your mask

As usual, I went to the neighborhood Costco feeling a bit tense. This location is closest to my home yet I detest visiting it, why? because every time I visit something annoying happens. For instance, once I was returning an article without the receipt thinking it would show up on my Costco card. The cashier … Continue reading Public service announcement – wear your mask

Dealing with negative uncertainty (Part 1)

My bougainvillea has been growing for several years on the trellis, to the point that the trellis framework has become unsteady under its weight. I had a maintenance crew come in and take care of the heavy branches. They did a phenomenal job of carrying out my instructions to the letter, only one problem, it … Continue reading Dealing with negative uncertainty (Part 1)

Dealing with negative uncertainty (Part 2)

STOP - Read Part 1 for context. As a coping mechanism, I came up with a list of items I know for sure. I wrote in my journal the following: Plants growTime healsI can retrain the vine As I was journal ling, a thought crept up on me like a soft cat. It said , … Continue reading Dealing with negative uncertainty (Part 2)

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 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