The Ultimate Bucket List called for the completion of a full-fledged marathon.
Medical science deems the body incapable of accomplishing the 26.2-mile feat without regular, extensive conditioning. My friend Jackie and I committed our bodies to the extreme.
Jackie, being a chef-in-training, had odd hours for her shift, posing an immense roadblock. We finished our training haphazardly since neither of us fulfilled the ideal time commitment. The months zoomed by and came March 20th — race day.
The rain did not seem to have the mercy to stop, it was forecasted that the 2011 Los Angeles marathon’s course would experience…
I HATE the word hustle. As a salesperson, I hear this irksome term thrown around a lot. What does it even mean? According to Merriam-Webster, Hustle comes from the Dutch word husselen, meaning “to shake,” reflected in the earliest use of the word in English, as a verb, with much the same meaning.
Um…why are we encouraging our workforce and peers to shake themselves? Can’t you just say “work hard?” If anyone tells me to hustle, I am going to give them a death stare and ask them what they think hustling actually means. …
A quick note before diving into this topic: Most of the products I will be mentioning aren’t investments. You can trick yourself into thinking that these material things will make your life better, but really these are nice-to-haves.
I’ve seen many blogs curate a list of holiday gifts, we all know that the real deals are either pre-Black Friday or post- Christmas. Here are some items which my friends and I have been loving throughout the years. None of my recommendations are sponsored:
ft. My Mothers’ Strategy
Several friends have come to me upon hearing of the dismal news of their loved ones being diagnosed with cancer. My mother has voluntarily offered her experience through a phone call, by meeting them in person, or through passing her advice to me.
I’m not sure how many of my readers will have had a loved one diagnosed with cancer. I know a handful of you have.This is for you.
What kept my mom going through 6 rounds of intense chemotherapy and radiation?
Will power: The prospect of death never phased her. She knew she would…
The Trending Strategy
2020 was the year I was going to swallow my independent woman pride and take shelter with my parents in the suburbs of Los Angeles county. Luckily, my Indian parents refuse to take rent, groceries, or any money from me to compensate for safeguarding me in this pandemic. This year royally obfuscated my plan for global arbitrage. If you don’t know what that is, please Google it.
Living in some places brings you as much joy as it does leave you drained and jaded. San Francisco was such a place for me. In today’s entry, I wanted to talk about one of my defining moments of last year. Here, I share the excerpts from my journal entries in March-May 2019.
My roommate at the time, let’s call her Shayla, gave me a call. We only used to the text so I found it very odd… I was picking up my glasses from the repair shop on Nob Hill, my neighborhood in San Francisco. …
Productivity hacks are promulgated throughout the internet now that if you’re complying with public health demands and are staying at home. I consider myself to be a relatively productive individual, I do however have my days of “doing nothing.” That’s because I follow my contentment [santosha- a niyama in yoga], and enjoy the course of the activity, instead of gunning for the end result.
Have a look at some of the low-effort tactics I employ to make my life easier. I’ve picked these up from various YouTubers, friends, parents, and teachers.
Regardless of whether you consider yourself a person with integrity or not, do yourself a favor and watch Marjane Satpari’s book adapted into the film, Persepolis. Amidst the backdrop of the Iranian Revolution, Marji is subjected to radical changes that took place in Iranian society at the time.
One line which has stuck with me till today was: “You have a choice! Everyone has a choice. What have I taught you? INTEGRITY!” Taking Marji’s amazingly progressive (you’ll see how) grandmothers’ words as my template, I set out into the business world in San Francisco, in 2015.
I’ve been laid off…
I’ll be honest, I’m writing this piece as the first in my series of 40 consecutive articles, to make me feel better. I was one of those tens of thousands who decided to apply for MBA schools as a respite from my career in business.
My intentions were not so noble, however. I had been stained by the pursuit for prestige, a checked item on the bucket list, and for the street creds. As if I didn’t have enough, I went to one of the best universities in the world for my undergraduate studies. Come on. Women need to give…
Meditation, a sacred practice, has been sensationalized in today’s world. Since when has sitting quiet with yourself become ~~*trendy*~~? Well, I’m going to focus on various avenues for meditation, some practices which can be helpful for the layperson to cultivate. To recapture an excerpt from my previous article:
“First, love yourself, said Buddha, and then- just watch.” Meditation is imperative. If you “can’t meditate,” you don’t love yourself. You don’t have to close your eyes, you don’t have to make steely attempts at concentration, or even keep your back militarily straight.