The Gift of Time Series; being mindful

How to spend quality time and bond with your kids even when you are tired and don’t have the time!

Hint; Money cannot buy Quality time and it’s NOT Social media! Having 2 kids, a 12 year old son and 8 year old daughter equals a constant nagging feeling of inadequacy; either with your time with them, or the bonding you create with them, or being strict enough. To make matters worse my daughter sometimes […]

Big Picture Clarity with Next Step Focus

Simplifying daily decision making!

Decision making, infact making multiple decisions on a regular basis is something we are all doing. Day in and day out. Either for ourselves, our family and friends, our community or this planet at large. You get the point. They can be seemingly small like what color top should I pick to match my pants […]

Is this it ?

Attempting to answer life's most basic question!

This is probably the hardest blog I have written so far. But it is my favorite as it touches the basic question we consciously or sub-consciously ask ourselves at varying times in life….either when we are very happy, when we have achieved something, or are down in the dumps or feeling hopeless. The question is […]

Find your Purpose and maximize life!

Different strokes for different folks!

Hello Friends, Am writing this post after a 2 week spiritual retreat …and boy was that intense! So I am getting back to normal and decided to pose a thought- provoking question so each one of us can step back and see the big picture of where we are heading! What is Your life’s purpose? […]

Freedom and Vulnerability …what’s so fearsome about that ?

A true Paradigm Shift!

Recently my 6th grader told us they had to write an essay; the topic was “Are ZOO’s good?” Immediately my daughter said, “They are good for people and bad for animals!” Like Duhh..  To which Yaani replied, “They are good for animals too as they are given food, have a safe place to live and are […]

Are birthdays always Happy?

Turning a corner in my life

Ok I just turned 45! Sharing my age is now a feather in my cap! Now I can safely say I am experienced in most instances. Yes! over 2 decades …can close my eyes and show you how its done! Your gut feeling is mostly correct, your estimation skills are to the last drop, you […]

Are we spoiling our kids?

Delayed gratification ..remember that

A friend recently shared an article titled “Are we getting the raw deal on parenting?” Essentially she was worried if we were actually spoiling our kids and hurting them. Of course this thought has crossed my mind more than once. Are we being  over-protective, too lenient with spending on material things for them, not giving […]

Everything going wrong! Bad luck or what?

A mental Pivot is all it takes...a total of half a second!

Have you noticed 1st hand how a change in our own thinking can take us from being angry or frustrated to suddenly being fine? Happens to me a lot! Which is good. Because there is no such thing as “bad luck”. And I often wonder how easy that was with just a shift in the […]

Finally found my Niche

Ask your kids and see for yourself

Am republishing this post. It was the 1 st post on Kiteonfriend.com. I believe most may not have read it. Having spent a whole day introspecting and brainstorming what my niche is, I picked up my 7 year old Anya and immediately spilled out my discovery of my Niche. I went on to describe how […]