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While nursing a glass of red at a post work VC event, my eyes scanned the room and it was quite clear that the numbers spoke for themselves, likely a 3:1 or maybe even 4:1, men: women ratio. It’s only been in recent years that I’ve become comfortable in such […]

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I'm Choosing to be Alone- For Now

I’ve been in serious relationships since I was 18. 18, you guys! And when I say serious, I mean I gave 200% of myself, and then some. But honestly, there comes a time when it all feels like too much.

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Losing Your Summer to a Never Ending To-Do List? 5 Tips & Tricks for Savouring What's Left

Rushing from barbecue to barbecue. Hurriedly scooping up your kids from one activity, only to drop them off at the next. Trying to pack as many activities as possible into one weekend. I see this all the time, and before we know it? BOOM! Summer is over.

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Is One of Your Friends Talking Behind Your Back? (It's Actually Okay, and Here's Why)

Judgement feels like an ex that I can’t quite seem to break up with. These days, it’s such a common theme in my life, creeping up pretty regularly and calling attention to itself. We all judge—even (and sometimes especially)—those of us who try desperately hard not to.

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South Asian Women Need a Community to Thrive (& Research Says So!)

I’ve struck gold! (Okay, not literally.) But I did find some research highlighting the pressures that second generation South Asian women face when they try to bridge eastern and western cultures. Really, identity formation within two cultures is NOT an easy process. Sound familiar? Hell yeah! Ask any of my South Asian girlfriends and they’ll agree 100x over.

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From Belly Aching Giggles to Tears of Gratitude - Everything You Need to Know About the Bindi Parlour

I sat on the floor with my knees tucked close to my chest and my arms wrapped around myself. I let the cadence of my breath try to sooth my racing heart, feeling perplexed and less than and hurting. I was closed off, not wanting to open up to anyone for any reason. After all, what if I unleashed the rain only to be unable to stop the torrential downpour? What if I drowned in it?

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Does Your Life Need Some Lightening Up? Help is Here!

“Why me?” may be the only phrase that makes me clench my jaw. (Well, besides, “We’re out of coffee.”) Because here’s the thing: I live with certain beliefs, one being that we carry our assignments from our past lives into our present lives. In other words, if we choose to work on these assignments, we won’t have to repeat the same painful patterns over and over again, not just in our next lives, but in the life we’re living now.

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