Life Lessons From Queen JLo Who’s Just the BEST Life Coach EVER!

If you know even the wee-est bit of Jennifer Lopez then you know that she is, was and probably will be a powerhouse, an unstoppable force of nature ever and ever and ever. This woman seems to have done it all and done it better. Not only is she a phenomenal actress, performer, singer, song writer and dancer, she is just as terrific a human being. All the while seeming to not age a day over 25. If there is anyone who seems to have figured out this puzzle called life, it’s got to be her. Every word out of…Continue Reading

12 Sibling Joys We All Share With Our Younger Brothers and Sisters

When it comes to younger siblings, “can’t live with them, can’t live without them” becomes somewhat of an understatement. They get on your nerves, and unlike anyone else, they love it! But well, truth be told, you know too well how dull, how boring, how so very uneventful your childhood would have been without them. Kinda makes the annoying-ness worth it, doesn’t it? (Of course, you’d never tell them this.) I have two younger siblings, and I know just how my life has been richer and way more fun because of those two kiddos! Here are some of the most…Continue Reading

Dear Friend, No Matter How Devastated You Feel, You Are Held

Your pain, your sorrow, your doubts, your fears, and all those unnameable emotions you are feeling right now, they are all here to serve you. They are here to bring you closer to yourself. They are here to guide you home. They are your friends. The friends who are least understood. They have shown the courage to confront you, for your good, despite all your resistance towards them. For once, listen to what they are here to convey. If you are worried that you will break, remember, it is the rigid that breaks. If you are worried that you won’t…Continue Reading

On Change: Every Goodbye Leads To A New Hello

We’ve been told to hold on to what we have. Two palms, gripping hard. Refusing to let go of the love that is ours. It’s only fair. We all crave for constants in this world where things change in the blink of an eye. We want something solid, something that won’t slip away through the gaps between our fingers. However, if we were only taught to see how adventures are born, we would not hurt our hearts by clinging onto people and connections that have gone stale. We would not feel guilty about leaving spaces and places where we are…Continue Reading

A Letter To My Younger Self: “Your Heart Will Learn To Bloom Again”

Dear Jiya, I miss being called by that name. ‘Jiya’, originating in Sanskrit, means ‘an essential part of the soul’ (colloquially reduced to meaning: ‘heart’). Baba gave us the name, but hardly ever imagined how we would grow up to own every syllable of it. I remember you. I remember the half-ponytail, and the haircut that never quite had a name. I remember how you saw devastation, and wanted to fix it. You always thought cracks could heal with a Band-Aid, until your first heartbreak. I remember you crying, cradled in Mamma’s lap, as the hours of dawn passed us…Continue Reading

If You’re Going Through A Lot, These 17 Quotes Will Come To Be Your Friends

Change is never kind. And it shouldn’t be. Some of the most beautiful transformations occur after the darkest storms. Having said that, you still have to deal with the storm, isn’t it? And try as you may, it is far from a pleasant journey. Whether you’ve just stepped out of a sour relationship or if you’re at a crossroads with your career, we each experience different shades of adversity. It is during times like these that we need silent, sturdy friends. We need support, care and love while we navigate the seas of change. Sometimes, help can come in the…Continue Reading

15 Tiny Quotes That Are All The Motivation You Need To Follow Your Heart

Inspiration comes in so many forms. Sometimes, a TED talk does the trick, or perhaps listening to a motivational speech, or maybe even a classic monologue in that favourite film of yours that you never tire of. And sometimes, all it takes is finding just a few words, the right words, that say the right things and right away, you know your heart feels lighter. Like anything is possible. Well, at least that’s how the words of freespiritpoetry would make you feel, anyway. True to its name, the Instagram page is strewn with words that are sure to lift your…Continue Reading

I Am Learning To Embrace My Failures, And I Feel Confident Like Never Before

Failure was not a pleasant word during my growing up years. It still isn’t, but I am learning to embrace it. I am beginning to see that failure is not something to be ashamed of. It is not the end of the world. It doesn’t make me any less valuable as a human being. It doesn’t define my past or dictate my future. I am learning to stop creating stories and meanings out of my failures. To stop exaggerating my defeats and understating my strengths. To stop comparing myself with others and to stop feeling like I am not ‘good…Continue Reading

13 Tiny Things That Make Life Beautiful – Every Day

Folks, to be honest, I was insanely overwhelmed last week (and I know there’s probably loads of you going “same”!). I needed just a teeny tiny ray of joy and beauty in my life. And while everyone kept recommending things I could try out, I simply had no time. And then, guys, I just took a deep breath and decided to take a nice, long shower. That’s all. I walked out of that shower with my head clear and my spirits lifted. Most importantly, I realised that if you have to find joy and beauty in life, it is already…Continue Reading

15 Things You Get If EVERYONE Thinks You’re Dating Your Best Friend

So, I’m single. But the world has mistaken me for taken multiple times. I mean, most people I know think I’m dating my best friend (s), mostly because I spend time with them. And the thing is: I’m not. And people thinking I’m dating them doesn’t help change my single status. On the plus side though: I have friends who could rival #RelationshipGoals. If you’ve experienced the “WAIT YOU AREN’T DATING YOUR FRIEND?!”, then this is for you. Your parents keep trying to get you married off to him/her, and have probaaaably legit discussed it with you. People magically appear…Continue Reading