June 2, 2019

It is Thursday afternoon, my favourite time of the week. I am about to host the next session of my Yoga of Stress Resilience program. In this session, we discuss the topic that has brought us all together – Burnout. This group is made up  entirely of helping profession...

September 3, 2018

Summertime always throws me off the wagon. Not alcohol — I don’t drink. I mean, off the wagon of routine. The higher temperatures and humidity of summer, the laissez-faire days, create a heaviness that seems to block my daily intentions. It is one reason I welcome Sept...

July 1, 2018

This World Cup has been interesting. Although I haven’t been watching all the games as closely as I had in the past, but like many, I have been involved in an office pool. We are a largely international clinic, with a majority of Latin Americans, and even though there...

May 12, 2018

Old Wives Tales:

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away”

"Sleeping for two hours before midnight is just as good as four after”

”Red skies at night, sailors delight, red skies in the morning sailors take warning”

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Old Wives. 

I really dislike the...

Today – May 5th, we are asked to wear Red in memory of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. It is a simple gesture, a bold colour to mark a tragedy that we may have heard about, yet we do not necessarily see.

Many of you might not resonate with this story – the many y...

February 27, 2018

At the beginning of this year I decided it was time to downsize and get rid of a lot of the stuff accumulating in my house. There was just something about it all that was stressing me out, making me feel stuck. There are so many things that I own that I do not really n...

February 18, 2018

Yoga - It is not about the pose.

February 16, 2018

It would be remiss for me to not say that it takes a while to adjust to eating Indian food. I mean, I eat it almost everyday at home. However, eating out is different or so I am reminded.

The house in which I am staying has an amazing chef, and everything is made it ord...

February 14, 2018

After breakfast, I slowly made my way out to explore the neighbourhood. I did have a

few things to do – like get a cell phone number, and figure out where my training was going to be.  

It was surprisingly cool outside. Usually Chennai is heavy with humidity. I didn’t f...

February 14, 2018


I came down to a table set for three, though there is no one else. It is dead silent.

I walk into the kitchen. It is clean and appears empty. No sign of food. I am starving, having eaten very little since the day before. 

I call out “Hello?” 

Immediately a man...

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