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18 03, 2020

Dear Diary: Diving into Self-Isolation

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Today was my first full day at home, leaving the house only to deposit my son to his (unbelievably) still open school. While one foot has solidly and shoe-lessly jumped into the apocalyptic unknown of virtual everything,  life as 'normal' seems to continue in the playground. No wonder we are all so confused. Because I

16 03, 2020

Dear Diary : Social distancing Day One

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Of all the places one would expect to find oneself after proclaiming to the world the self-isolation is inevitable, here I am waiting in a snot-infested pharmacy at the good ol’ Royal Free Hospital. Never mind that I woke up at 5am to be here when the place opened. Never mind that I was told

2 09, 2019

The Secrets We Keep Inside: Jivamukti Focus of the Month, by Maria Macaya

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YS 1.11 - Anubhūta visayāsampramosah smritih Memory (Smrti) is the calling up or retaining of past experiences. The Yoga Sūtras of Patanjali The reasons for holding a secret – a kept and unspoken memory or piece of knowledge – are many: to surprise a loved one, to not hurt someone’s feelings; we keep secrets out

19 03, 2019

finding stillness….

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Choose any given day on a street corner in a bustling city, and you will see bodies in motion.  All around, sirens scream, motors throb, voices chatter, mobile phones ding, horns honk. The pace of sound unfolding in urban environment is so pervasive that it can sometimes be relentless. Of course, almost every environment has

3 01, 2018

owning who you are

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Warning: The below story contains a few lines that may not paint a pretty picture. but hey, is life always pretty?On Christmas eve, I was food poisoned. Not the mild version either; instead, one with liquids spewing out every orifice throughout the night and for days on end. I know it might not be the