Gifts of Infertility - Courage

Rather than being the easy way out, letting go of a dream can require immense bravery.It takes courage to say, “enough is enough,” to step off the treadmill and often, away from the support we might have there.It takes courage to know that your decision will bring sadness and loss, to absorb that as part of you, and to continue to face the world every day....more
So true.  The whole infertility journey requires immense courage.  From that first step of going ...more

Am I Safe? Can I Climb?

My family recently became members at the local YMCA.  The timing of this decision coincided with the onslaught of winter weather that drives many of us indoors for exercise as well as the New Year, which brings additional folks to the gym with new tennis shoes and big dreams.  I’m a fan of dreamers so I’m happy to share the treadmill.  (Really, I'm just happy to get off the treadmill).   ...more

What Exactly Is a Rape-Free Hour?

December 5th, Mumbai 2014. The city looks the same. The sea from my hotel room at Taj Lands End looked calm. It’s been more than two years, and I was looking forward to meet my besties. Three of us friends were going to meet over drinks at a popular bandra bar. We decided to drive ourselves to the said destination and cap our evening by 9 p.m. I took stock of the city’s situation after the recent numerous assaults, and considered activating the rape safety valve. There were new rules this time that i needed to be aware of....more

I Wanted You To See What Real Courage Is…

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” ...more

Having the Courage to Stop Worrying and Start Believing

How often do we let worry consume us? How do we know what the first step is to learn how to stop worrying and start living? Sometimes it just gets to the point where it's too hard to shake off. Usually when I'm feeling this type of way, I'll turn to my Bible and meditate on what it says. Having the reassurance that God has my back has always been able to uplift my spirits and get me to the place I need to be....more

Do It

Do It        Fear is the thief of happiness and sometimes we have to get the courage to Just Do It Ever since her first seizure many years ago a close relative held onto the dream of the medical world finding a cure.  She patiently has gone through countless procedur...more

Courage is not always obvious.

It’s Sunday night and I need to write something…. Today I posted Ten Things of Thankful on my other blog, Mangia, Mangia…No Talk!!!...more

Tragedy's Beauty: The Courage of Human and Hero

Originally posted on ChapterTK.comThere’s a sort of beauty in tragedy. It’s an inevitable part of the human experience, even in the unlikely scenario the only tragedy a person ever faces is their own death. Maybe this is due to my current optimistic personality or my history of being a youth. Either way, I can’t help but appreciate the sadder moments in life for the beauty an impact they can have, if only you look....more

Powerful Beyond Measure

What gives words their power in our lives? Is it the context in which they’re used? Is it the speaker or the writer of them? Or is it the words themselves, the combination of them, that gives them power?...more