Another great talk from Gabrielle Bernstein, on MarieTV. I adore everything this woman says; she truly inspires me to create the impossible. In this talk, she covers her new book “May Cause Miracles,” which includes the idea of a MIRACLE. To Ms. Bernstein, a miracle is a shift in our thoughts; changing our thought process is like opening up a door of possibility and that is a miracle. She also covers a topic which I have been wanting to commit to but lack the discipline for: a daily ritual. She talks about the importance of repetition and daily practice and how, from a scientific & spiritual perspective, it can really effect how our life is. Be sure to check out the video!  Also check out my other fave video from these two here!

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Love me some Emeli Sandé, a 24-year old Scottish r&b/soul vocalist & songwriter, who’s killin’ it with her latest tune, “My Kind of Love”. That voice infused with a backdrop of smooth piano and hip hop makes for a perfect track & happens to be my new fave song! Even more, the meaning and message behind this song is very dear;  it’s the idea of  non-superficial/authentic/deep love, support & friendship, that has no limit. LOVE IT!

Home Sweet Home<3

February 28, 2012

Ahh, the smell of winter (pseudo-winter) in Rockville, Maryland. It’s good to be back:)

Jaipur, Rajasthan

I’ve just returned from a fun/hectic/insightful 4-week trip to India. My itinerary included: Mumbai, Rajkot, Kutch and Rajasthan. It all happened really fast but I took a lot away from it. I learned about simple joys, patience, tolerance, and the truth about happiness.

A nice lady I met in Kutch

In Mumbai, I shopped my little heart out, went to a super cool art festival and enjoyed quality time with my amazing family (seriously, my fam is the best :)). In Kutch, I found my second home – I’ve never felt so connected to the people around me. I got to see where my dad grew up! I learned about internal happiness, love in its many forms and about embracing the simple life. In Rajasthan, I was blown away by the intricate beauty in the architecture, the vastness of the nature around me and all of the majestic history that comes along with it.

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival

It was a great trip but I am happy to be back home! I have many more highlights, pictures and realizations to share! Stay tuned 🙂

One of my all-time faves by the Amel Larriuex. Perfect song to start off the New Year! This year and from now on, I want to live a life of possibility. Everyday is a new opportunity to start over again. Everyday is a new chance to make things right. Everyday is a new opening to start doing. I wish everyone infinite possibilities, endless love and inner peace. Don’t forget to laugh! Happy 2012!

New Common: “Windows”

December 20, 2011

Though It doesn’t take much to love anything that comes from Common’s mouth, I’m especially loving track #10, “windows”, from his latest album, “The Dream/The Believer”. This song has a soulful r&b piece to it, accompanied by a meaningful set of lyrics.

This past year, the idea of the soul being constant and having all the answers has become a focal point in my spiritual journey. Lately I’ve been trying to look at everyone as a pure soul: an equal soul who is just like me. This is why I love the hook (by, James Fauntleroy) in this song, “In your eyes I can see your soul staring back into mine”; there’s a beautiful feeling of hope, comfort and connecting of souls in the entire chorus and especially in that line.

As we move on to Common’s lyrics, “Shhh, to your soul just listen,” it really shines on the idea of listening to your intuition and ignoring all of the noise. I think this song has a couple of components to it which all come together for a similar theme: faith. He talks about a woman who has been scarred from past relationships and struggles to have faith in finding love again. He then goes on to encourage her to start over again: “Even when the door closes, there goes a new one”. In the second verse, he talks about his daughter who he wants to guide in the right direction to ensure that she doesn’t lose faith, like so many of us do. It’s a sweet song with such a positive message.

What I’ve always loved about common is that he really understands women on a spiritual level; he continuously writes tracks about respecting women, a woman’s struggles, and a woman’s needs.  He really puts himself in our shoes and  guides us. His lyrics are empowering to women. Overall, common has so much soul in all of his songs and its very apparent. Check out this Okay Player Exclusive Interview on “windows” for more on his intent with this song.

Thankful

December 13, 2011

So I know that Thanksgiving is way over but this overwhelming feeling of gratitude just came to me and I’d love to share:

As I’ve been living in the moment these past couple of months, and fully enjoying every experience, I never stopped to notice how significantly content I’ve been. I’ve definitely had my random ups and downs, but for the most part, I’ve been okay (which is better than happy, in my personal opinion).

I feel so blessed for everything I’ve attracted to my life right now. I’m surrounded by unconditional love, togetherness and excitement.  I’m focusing on what I love: spirituality, fitness, and health. I have a job that inspires me, excites me and keeps me going. I have family that supports me, loves me and laughs with me every single day. I have friends that motivate me, take care of me and accept me fully.

It’s these small moments that I appreciate so much – like when I find myself laughing so hard that I’m almost crying (shout out to my crazy co-worker Cindy aka Dwight), or these sweet texts I get at the end of the night telling me someone loves me so much (shout out to my sister Reena), or that little push I get to come out of my comfort zone and live life with a little bit of spontaneity (shout out to my big bro Amol for convincing me to go ice skating) – It’s these moments that are worth appreciating and celebrating. I’m so thankful. I say all of these things with nothing but gratitude.

A Real Man

October 10, 2011

What I watch when I need a small reminder that there are still a few real men out there:

On a similar note, yesterday at the Natural Living Expo, I met a poet – a sweet Jamaican man. As he overheard me talking about love & relationships to an old mentor of mine, he made a point to interrupt me and said to me “an empress like you should never have their heart broken”. Though he was just speaking in his usual poetic way, he didn’t realize that at that very moment, he made me feel so special and made me feel like a woman – like a goddess. I believe in signs and I do believe that this young man was meant to walk by me, overhear me and remind me what it feels like to be treated like a queen. You see, women are meant to feel like goddesses. We forget that! We, so often, settle for “boys” instead of real men. Common helps me remember that men can love spiritually, passionately and purely. Also, want to give a big shout out to one of my favorite people, Sugath (another true representation of a real man who loves purely and treats women like queens)! They do exist.