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 […]

Saying “No” can be positive…

Not too hot, not too cold, can you get it just right?

I remember when I had just sold my dental practice and was in my very 1st week of being free. (Have to take a deep breath here…it still gives me the goosebumps). All the guilt I had had, as a working mom not making it to my kids’ gymnastics practice or swim team, made me take […]

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 […]

One Trick to Instantly Cheer you up. . . it’s a Win Win Win

The do-good, feel-good ripple effect

All of us have been a part of a win-win situation at some time or another. Donating stuff to a charity and clearing our basement, cereal box-tops for our kids’ school funding, a can of food for free concert tickets and so on. The IRS creates a win win by making our large donations tax […]

Modern times Arranged Marriage

Share with your kids; they will thank you

Modern times Arranged Marriage is the kind where both parties are educated, financially sound and have agreed to actively involve their parents/families in their search for a life partner. Again let’s be clear; both have the freedom to choose their own spouses if they so desire. This is different from a lot of other so […]

Are you feeling Rich?

The Blueprint for a Successful Planning Process

Today’s topic is one very dear to me. I know! Who does not think about it? How “rich” do I feel? So what does “being rich” mean ? Think about it! After dental school, my goal was to become rich in life. And if you asked me then “rich” meant having all the luxuries of […]

Is your To-do list longer than mine?

Marching towards our goals; one day at a time

Before you hear me today, I’d like you to think about your To-do list and tell me (in the comments section) whether; You have set certain goals/plans for the year and are on track You are falling behind on your to-do list and hence on your goals You are drifting through life with no specific […]