Embracing Getting Older

For the longest time, I remember being negative about aging. I recall how my friends and I used to complain about getting older each birthday. The negativity around aging was fueled by the fact that I wasn’t married especially after turning 35. There were fears about not being able to have kids with passing age. Too…

Discovering the Unexpected (Nepal)

Special Note: This is the travel story that started my blog writing journey. I wrote this piece for a world travel writing competition. The prize was a trip to my bucket list country – Patagonia and a writing scholarship. I was super excited entering the competition. I didn’t end up winning the competition which was very…

Looking for the ‘Silver Lining’

I took a nice long walk in nature today to calm my agitated mind. Hearing stories about recent tragedies faced by others, put me in a worrying and anxious state. Taking a long walk in nature particularly on a nice sunny day always gives me the greatest peace. So I did just that. As I…

A Spiritual Time at a Spiritual Place (Ayers Rock)

Ayer’s Rock (Uluru) is a magical place. There is something very spiritual about the ‘Red Centre’ which is not surprising as it is sacred to indigenous Australians and is believed to have started forming around 550 million years ago. It is also said to be the third chakra of Mother Earth. It is no wonder that…