Author Archives

  • My Morning Routine

    Those of you who know me know that I am obsessed with morning routines. Not just my own, mind you; I have this weird fascination with other people’s morning routines–famous people, successful people, writers, entrepreneurs, my physics professor, the next… Read More ›

  • Sometimes You Have to Make the Same Mistake. Twice.

    So here I am. Again. Turning in my notice to a job I’ve had for just a year. Wait, didn’t you just do that? Didn’t you just quit your job last year? Yes, I did. With much fanfare, I might… Read More ›

  • To Donut or Not to Donut?

    To Donut or not to Donut? This has been a year of many decisive moments–should I, shouldn’t I, will I, wont I, when, how, how much, . . . and on and on. I am exhausted by all this decision… Read More ›

  • જગા (Place)

    Three by three by three I saw it every weekend at my grandmother’s house, a cupboard. Sometimes taller than me, soon enough, not, it sat outside my Masi’s bedroom, kitty corner from the long dining table where my grandfather held… Read More ›

  • The Best Time to Blog

    Here’s my dilemma. I am trying to get this blog out to more people and to engage with more of you, but clearly I’m doing something wrong. Because crickets. I’d like to think that it’s not my content that stinks,… Read More ›

  • The Montessori Method of Time Management

      Many years ago, when my children were just yea high, the all-consuming question in the little bubble-town we lived in was “What school are you going to send your kids to?” Actually, it was more like, “What preschool are… Read More ›

  • Antifragile ~ Nassim Taleb

    How to love the wind Wind extinguishes a candle and energizes fire Likewise with randomness, uncertainty, chaos: you want to use them, not hide from them. You want to be the fire and wish for the wind I first picked… Read More ›

  • The Anti-Resolution

    It’s midway through February, and I have made no resolutions. But I have been thinking about all the things I would like to drop in 2017: Stress The delusion that this year (THIS is the year) I will be fit… Read More ›

  • Nobody’s Child

    Today was the day my 22-year-old, exasperated with my “helpful advice,” finally asked me, “Am I an adult, or am I a child???” Today was also the day the doctor told my mum that her post-radiation assessment indicates “no change… Read More ›

  • Habits: An Experiment

    Like you, I have thought a lot about making healthy changes in my life, adding some good habits to my daily routine. It is, after all, that time of year when one starts thinking about saying goodbye to the old… Read More ›