The Result? Years of Scapular Depression

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…


Hint: Don’t Hustle.

I HATE the word hustle. As a salesperson, I hear this irksome term thrown around a lot. What does it even mean? …


And vice-versa!

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…


ft. My Mothers’ Strategy

If you’ve had a conversation with me, you’re probably going to hear about my mother within the first hour. However, I am pretty private with one detail: I was 12 years old when she was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. She was 40.

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…


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…


Why I Won’t Be Going Back

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. …


Quarantine Edition.

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.” …


My Take on Maintaining Integrity in the Workplace

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…


The Pros & Cons of Getting Rejected

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…


Techniques that don’t Quite Involve Deadpan Silence

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…

Ritika P

Kind of a loner, but sort of a peoples person too.

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