Water is Life

August 1, 2021

I wasn’t a fan of water.  I only drink water when I work out.  I dislike its zero taste, and I also dread restroom visits.  When I was working, I remember seeing my late secretary (note: she tragically passed away a few years ago), coming to work every day carrying a huge tumbler of water.  […]

Wake Up and Smell the Routine

July 15, 2021

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out – Anonymous. I am an early riser.  Lights are on at 6AM.  I love the early morning feeling – the fresh, cool and crispy air, and the momentary silence broken by the sound of birds twitting their morning melody.  It gives me a wonderful […]

Body, Mind and Soul (part trois)

July 1, 2021

I remember the moment so vividly.  It was May 2006.  My husband and I were on our way back home, after spending a weekend in Bali to celebrate his birthday, when I received a call from my sister.  That call changed my life forever. My baby sister’s weak voice through the phone, telling me that […]

Body, Mind and Soul (part deux)

June 15, 2021

I went through a difficult emotional turmoil in 1998. Having a demanding job, living literally out of suitcases, traveling for weeks on end, with hardly any close contact with my family and my loved ones, didn’t help my marriage.  I was divorced!  A week after that devastating event, I was called to join a Project […]

Body, Mind and Soul (part un)

June 1, 2021

Throughout my adult life, I never understood the total concept of body, mind and soul.  I always regarded it as a frivolous notion, perpetuated by the ‘yoga community’ (note: sorry … namaste), with little weight of importance.  All the way through my twenties and early part of my thirties, the words like holistic and integrative […]

Dosha, Dosha, Dosha

May 15, 2021

Ayurvedic is an ancient science.  Ayurveda dates back thousands of years in India, and has since spread across the world, shaping and improving many lives.  Mine included. The core of Ayurvedic is focused on prevention. It is based on the concept that general health and wellness rely on a delicate balance between our body, mind […]

Let’s Talk Cholesterol

May 1, 2021

I have been battling cholesterol for many, many years. I am generally slim-built, but my cholesterol level has always been a concern.  Due to my young age, in my mid-40s then, my physician refused to prescribe cholesterol medication.  This is because once taken, it will be a lifetime commitment (something to avoid, if possible).  I […]

The Golden One

April 15, 2021

I am a breakfast kinda girl.  I am not one who can just have coffee, and wait till lunch for a meal.  I wake up every morning to eat.  However, over the last five years, my first order of the day is a hot cup of (no, not coffee, sadly but…) turmeric with fenugreek drink!  […]

Once Upon a Turmeric

April 1, 2021

My love affair with turmeric began more than four years ago. This was how it started. This is my story. I had my routine blood test in 2013, and found that I have rheumatoid arthritis (RA)! RA is an inflammatory disorder that affects your joints. It occurs when your immune system mistakes your body’s health […]