It is What it is!

Credits: Acceptance, that all is as it should be, while diligently staying the course and following your inner guidance is the recipe for eternal happiness and well-being. Sometimes, it is as simple as that. It is what it is. In fact, it has always been like that but when circumstances are in our favour, who cares. No one wants to hear it when things are not too great either. We want what we want and when we want it. We are ready to put in the work. In fact, we have put in a lot of work so when we do not see results the way we expect them, we get frustrated. Worse, if someone less worthy (in our eyes) gets a lot of success, with what we see as mediocre work, we go through phases of anger and self-pity, anxiety and depression depending on many factors. But, it is what it is! It does not matter whether you disagree; whether you clench your fists and scream "unfair"- it is what it is! So, what now? Do we give up? No. We just accept things as they are.

11 Years Later

  Heeding the Call of My Inner Child and that of my North Node. I belong to Kerala, as in both my parents and all my relatives hail from there. I was neither born nor brought up in God’s own country. I had the blessing of being an Indian first before associating myself with a state since my father served in the Indian Air Force and we pretty much lived a nomadic life, which I loved. However, we remained connected to our roots thanks to our bonding with our relatives whom we adored and still do. Summer holidays meant a trip to Kerala by train from no matter where we were. I feel the excitement of my childhood even as I type and have a huge smile on my face! The change in the soil and vegetation which was torturous to me back then because it was usually a lesson in geography, was one of the most beautiful and magical things about the train journey as I grew up and to this day, the excitement I feel on a train is unparalleled. As a kid I was closest to my maternal grandfather and he

This Valentine's Day Onward...

   💝Love yourself (it is not all that difficult once you begin healing and yes, that is tough, I admit but definitely, worth your while). 💝Observe without judgement. 💝Interact without judgement. 💝Accept your weaknesses. 💝Accept the same in others. 💝Set your boundaries firmly. 💝Accept that those close (even not so close) to you, won’t like it. 💝Respect the boundaries set by others. 💝Do not overshare or over give. 💝Decide to choose happiness (it will be challenging since we get more done with a grouchy look, I understand). 💝Know that No is a sentence. No explanations needed. 💝Spend time in Nature, when you can. 💝Save soil, save water, do not litter mindlessly, reduce excessive consumption of anything; do your bit consistently to save the planet whether or not others are doing it. Plus, you do not need recognition for giving back to the planet that nurtures you. 💝Respect Time. 💝Be kind and respectful to every form of life. 💝Be graceful as you

2023: Breaking Limitations!

 A Happy and Abundant 2023 Dear Readers and a chance to break all your limitations, little by little, till you are rid of everything that holds you back from reaching your fullest potential. I am not just preaching. I am putting it into practice even as I type this very line! How? Well, I am old school and I try my best to move ahead with the times and I am so empathetic towards the elderly (may not be patient but certainly empathetic) because I get them. I am them despite the fact that I have a little over a year to touch 50. Blame it on the fixed energy in my birth chart!!  The truth is I would never get over using my desktop and graduate on to a laptop since reaching the desktop was hard enough. I have still not given up my love for paper and pen and it breaks my heart that stationery shops are dwindling in number and in the choices they provide. I digress in my typical manner!! Well, I did buy myself a laptop last year and I have written a blog or two from it. And today, with this

50 Things that Warm My Heart!

  Let’s do this without an introduction except for “I was called to do this just because…” 1.       A hearty laugh. 2.      A warm cuddle. 3.      Eyes which emote love. 4.     Love and all its manifestations. 5.      Romance. 6.     A warm meal cooked by Ma. 7.      A cold meal- rich and sinful. 8.     Maggi. 9.     Before you scream gluttony, bonding with a trusted friend. 10.     Deep Conversations. 11.     Star gazing. 12. Moon gazing. 13. Sunrise. 14. Sunset. 15. Dewdrops 16. Large Spiderwebs 17. Ants 18.      Candy, Breezo, Joey and all benign dogs. 19. Butterflies. 20.    Birds. 21. A captivating book. 22.     A Mushy Movie. 23.     Flying and watching clouds. 24.     Long, never-ending drives. 25.     Train travel especially to and from Kerala. 26.     Greenery. 27.     Beaches, 28.    Mountains. 29.     Deserts too for brief periods. 30.    Lawns and flowers and trees. 31. Water bodies- from puddles to the oc

The Virgin Children of Mercury: 15 Shades of Virgo

  Virgo season is here! Is that why I am writing about them? Yes and No! I have written about Aquarius, Sagittarius and Leo so far and apart from the Sagittarius one which was written in December, the other two were written just because I felt like it and it wasn’t in their season! So, that makes it a No but what makes it a Yes, is that when you are talking about the most meticulous, perfectionist of the Zodiac, you’ve got to do at least a few things right! The New Moon in Virgo was on 27Aug2022 and with it we get an opportunity to embrace that energy, get organized and get back to getting tasks completed in the best possible way. No more procrastinating, no more excuses. The practical, hard-working, no-nonsense way is the current flavour. Guess what?! After a lull in my creativity for three months, I finally wrote a blog each on 22August and 23August, setting the ball in motion. Also, I woke up this morning with a promise to myself to complete all the incomplete blogs which were lef