Postcard from Helena

Maya, I have not been lucky in love. It’s not that I haven’t had any good relationships, but the fact that I am alone -- well, sort of -- should tell you that I have not been ultimately successful. If one measures success as the trapping of a husband, that is. I have left in my wake a ...

Living by Fearless Faith

Faith is a prickly subject these days. Especially when we witness so many ghastly examples of faith being "unleashed" throughout the world. In fact, faith can even be killing. Although I subscribe to Buddhism, I do not believe that everyone must be Buddhists. Nor do I believe that Buddhism is the only right faith.  Everyone deserves the ...

The Art of Living with Fear

My eyes closed as the wheels began to move the plane backward. I focused on my breath. “What are you afraid of?” I said to myself, “You have been to more dangerous countries. Not to mention, people have made this same trek to lands unknown without your giant travel guide! Chill, darling.” This was the scariest ...

My Fearless Second Post for Huffington Post

Huff Post UK has published my second article. This marks another fearless milestone in my humble blogging career. The article is entitled, TO THE ONE I LOVE.  This post is a very personal "welcome back to writing" for me. I sincerely hope it stays productively that way for a long time to come.  This whole Summer has just been ...

Fearless Lou Gehrig and ALS

By now, everyone around the world knows about the "Ice bucket challenge" in support of ALS.  If you like, you can read more about the origin of the Ice Bucket Challenge here. I am sure many of you have laughed at the videos of celebrities getting splashed with ice and water. Some of us have prayed that no one nominates ...

Suicide: Jumping off the ledge

Yesterday afternoon I witnessed something very shocking. While having lunch with my parents and sisters at one of our fave restaurants in a residential mall, we were interrupted by a cacophony of shouts and confusion. Initially, we thought there was a celebrity in the building, and people were excited. However, when I looked through the window ...

The Cancer of May 2014

Firstly, I apologise for having been "missing-in-action" lately. I have not been writing, reading nor visiting other blogs and sites.  The month of May was not easy. It was, in a word, cancerous. This past month, we saw a few friends lose their loved ones to cancer. A few more have been battling with it. And now, ...

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