Unlimited by Choice

You more than anyone will completely understand what it means to be stereotyped, labelled and sealed in a box, Mi. As women, we had to fit into the little square earmarked for us, no matter how cramped it was. Responding to even the most trivial decree was frowned upon....more

Did You Know It is Not Enough To Be Good?

Coming from my then 8 year old son, my first instinctive reaction was to smile, but I stopped myself just in time and looked curious. After all, it was a moment of revelation for him and who was I to rain on his parade?He: “Did you know it is not enough to be good, Mummy?”Me: “Really? Why do you say that?”He: “But did you know?”Me: “No!”He: *smiling with that sense of I am-about-to-tell-you-a-life-truth look* “Yes. It is true. We have to be good. But we also have to be smart and clever. Only then we can survive”...more

Hold On or Let Go?

That would really depend on the situation, right, Mi?What would I like to hold on to? Memories of you. What would I like to let go? Hurtful memories – you know what I mean....more
Thank you for sharing. Memories and hurt crop up when we least expect it, and hopefully their ...more

The Real Secret To Weight Loss

That stubborn fat can be so annoying. Sometimes no matter what you do, you feel like smashing the scale when it refuses to budge, eh?The thing is, eating the right food alone is not enough. We hardly need a fitness expert to tell us that a critical part of any weight loss program is exercise. With regular exercise, we not only lose weight, but promote our overall health.Just a few benefits of exercise are:...more

The Artless Con-noisseur – A Skit by Vidur Sury

Let’s welcome Vidur Sury back here. He graciously agreed to guest post for me and I am pleased to say it is an enjoyable skit he wrote for a school program....more

I Enjoy Guaranteed Credit Of $86,400 Every Day

And really, so do you, if you believe time is money.Time is that bank which credits each one of us every single morning with 86,400 seconds.You didn’t see that coming? Not even once?Good.So, each day, we get those 86,400 seconds – ours to spend as we like.No carry overs to the next day.If you didn’t use it well, it is all lost....more

The Effect Some Good Old Music Can Have On Your Mood

I admit I am partial to the 60′s, 70′s and the 80′s as my favorite decades and my memories tend to be wrapped around the songs I constantly heard.Today, thanks to the internet, I no longer have to shuffle around my collection of 500+ audio cassettes to make a playlist (yes, I still have them). So I’ve got compilation tapes…and it is all good for when I play my bedside radio (yes, I still have one of those with a cassette player!)…still – the joy of digital music is something else! While my taste in music is eclectic, I am partial to the 80′s rock and pop....more

21 Easy Healthy Living Tips

If there is one word that immensely appeals to me especially in the area of developing healthy habits or healthy living tips, that word is “EASY”.  I do not want to jump hoops and climb mountains to improve my lifestyle – unless there is the view of a placid lake from the top from the vantage point in my log cabin and a big mug of hot strong coffee within easy reach....more

The Pebble In The Shoe

I read The Pebble in the Shoe…5 Steps to a Simple and Confident Life, by Jim Fannin. This is a book about what is holding us back to be the best we can be. Jim not only helps you to understand the problem, he offers you 5 simple, but powerful, tools to correct it.I want to share a wonderful excerpt from the book with you.The Pebble In The ShoeWhat’s your pebble?...more
Sounds interesting and helpful.  Thanks for sharing!more

Maya Angelou Inspiring Quotes

Acclaimed author and poet Maya Angelou died this morning at age 86.Not many people have inspired as many lives as Maya Angelou has.Did you know that at 16, Maya Angelou was the first black streetcar conductor in San Francisco and also the first woman conductor? By the time she was 40, she had been a cook, a waitress, a madam, a prostitute, a dancer, an actress, a playwright, an editor at an English-language newspaper in Egypt, and a Calypso singer?...more