It's been such a long time since I wrote my last blog! Between these years, I have grown and learnt, traveled that I now feel like I am ready to share 2.0 version of me now! I think I needed this time heal, grow and learn more about myself.
I lost my grandmother in December 2017 which was the most heartbreaking thing I have experienced till date. She was my anchor and a true confidante all throughout my life! Sharing one of our "moments below. Thankfully, I was in India and reached within a few hours to bid her my final adieu
So, You also might wonder what happened in the past couple years while I was away.... I took Yoga teacher training inan Ashram,Practiced meditation,Taught Yoga to young and old alike in the Bay Area, Moved to India for a year where I am currently writing this post from! Also, Healed myself from a fatal knee injury and several emotional roller coasters in between & finally got my Cosmetology License after H4-EAD law was passed and I could give my state board! I am going to be vulnerable in my posts as I share pieces of my life that has helped me steer my life towards being better than what it was yesterday in hopes of adding value to your life!
In this particular post, I am sharing "My Home". The Home where I have made several memories before we moved to India on a sabbatical.
This is the place where I made many memories with my boys! It was a small patio and everything here was mainly bought off Craigslist and DIY'd except the swing that I picked from Hayneedle. It was my happy place during spring and summer and even on winter nights where I decorated the Christmas tree and relished melted chocolate and smores!
Here's a better overview of the space! A place to wind down with a cup of relaxing tea with your spouse. The twinkle lights lit across the space enlivens the space even further at night! I have had neighbors/passerby ask me if they can peep into my patio and get similar ideas to bring similar warmth to their home! As,always happy to share.
Moving on to the Living area!
One of my most cherished pieces of furniture is my uber comfy colorful couch from Crate & Barrel! It's is not only a statement piece that totally brightens up my living space but also bring rest of the family to laze around on a lazy weekend watching Netflix! Accessorized with sunflower pillows from TJmaxx and Ikea! Pretty minimalistic according to my standards.
Last, but not the least is my Beloved Bedroom that is my oasis of Peace and Calm!
Piece by Piece everything pictured in this room came together! I needed a space to work and relax and I did not have a special "home office" like I do in India right now... So I used a clear chair from World Market to make it appear more seamless and clutter free. Adding a couple more pictures of the room below.
Feel free to ask me any questions in the comments below.
Already, feeling nostalgic, But I know I needed to upgrade my current bedroom in India and bring it to a similar level ( Future blog post perhaps ? ) Also, the other the side has my little woman cave where I unleash my creativity in Makeup artistry!
I feel that whenever in Life, If I am uninspired, I look around my sorroundings, If it is clean and orderly, My mind immediately becomes much more at ease and restores a sense of calm. I feel like our physical space have a lot to do with our inner state. I encourage you to take care of both of them.
Let me know what topics would you like to write on pertaining to Beauty, Health and Lifestyle ? Would appreciate constructive suggestions. Thank you for taking the time to read.
See YOU very soon this time around!
It's that time of the year again! Crisp air, Busier than ever back to school for the mommas out there. It is so important to indulge in self care as it is best time to cleanse and detoxify as you would not want the illnesses that follows whenever there is a change in the season.
I was always very interested in natural ways of healing our bodies and finally got certified as a Ayurvedic Beauty Therapist in 2014. Since, then I have been incorporating the following practices depending on the Doshas we are born with like Vata, Pitta or Kapha.
Fall is a tough time for vata imbalances and believe it or not most of the disease begins in our digestive tract, If we know how to heal our gut, We can prevent a majority of causes of falling ill during this transitional period.
Most of run a full schedule juggling a variety of roles on a daily basis hardly stopping for a breather, In such cases, you are very much prone to Vata imbalances as weather turns drier.
Okie dokie! I am totally obsessed with body shop products and whenever they have some kinda sale, I just have to go, Don't blame me, there products are friggin awesome! I feel like I have tried every single product on their shelves but I could be totally wrong!
So, my latest haul was in December! I was looking for a moisturizer for my combination skin for the winter after my Clinique moisturizer dint quite seemed to hydrate my skin enough, I had bought the lighter formula for late summer.
I looked over at the store while strolling at the mall and found my match! Vitamin E infused skin moisturizer/illuminator! I LOVE it! Been using for over a month now! And also ended up buying the eye serum which is ok in my opinion.
Alongside, I went slightly overboard and bought the lemon body butter(divine)and blue corn cleansing masque and Vitamin e sinkin masque too(Love, makes my skin glow ) did I tell you I never had facial ever, and I am pretty proud of taking care of my skin:) On a side note, The men's face wash that I bought for my husband is his fav now and he takes it everywhere with him !
And last but not the least the squeaky clean scrub is the only thing that actually din't live up to my expectations! but it's all good! Let me know what are your fav products from Body Shop. Would totally love to know!
Virtual hugs till then!
And yes, I posted this in my break while munching almonds at school! Talk about Multitasking..lol
Ok, I have been thinking of posting this forever, But something always comes up and I totally need prioritization when it comes to blogging, Busy mommy/wife and full time student is EASY said nobody everrrr! Life is all about Choices! Isn't ?
Anyway,I love the feeling of feeling good of feeding your body with the best of foods that's available to you on a daily basis and reaping the tremendous benefits of optimum health and vitality!
Here, I have made a comprehensive list of the meal plan that i follow and tweak it sometimes especially weekends when i am out and about. Feel free to adjust it with what's available where you live and your personal lifestyle.
No, I am not a nutritionist yet, but I have studied several books and articles and obtained most of my knowledge through my personal research. I hope you all benefit from this and if you have any questions leave them below and I will definitely get to them. You will see below that I list 'protein drink' as a meal coz I drink that after my workout, feel free to substitute it after you exercise during the course of your day.
Here is my 7 Day Meal Plan
So, I hope this Meal Plan helps you guys the way it has helped me. Since I eat almost 7 times a day in smaller portions I feel fuller and crave less and never actually feel super hungry. Exercising even for 15 min in things that you enjoy be it spinning,kick boxing, yoga,jogging,pilates..whatever will have amazing results Mentally, Physically and Spiritually!
Please leave me feedback or requests and I cannot tell you how many things I want to share here! Its my creative spot! See you in my next post!
P.S.: If you get hungry later in the night, I personally love lighter low sodium satisfying soups or a glass of warm turmeric milk sprinkled with nutmeg! ahhh....
Wishing you all the best of health and spirit!