Laddoos for the Win, How He Met My Mother

In honor of our six-month wedding anniversary, I decided to share this little vignette from our first year together. I have never seen my mother so happy. In her almost 60 years on earth, I couldn’t even recall seeing her so joyful. Yet, it happened the night I brought home an all white, Jewish boy…

15 New Year’s Resolutions I Won’t Make

It’s easy to come up with resolutions for the new year, but let’s face it: nobody ever sticks to them, even the most dedicated individual. Here are fifteen ways I will not try to change my life as soon as the clock hits midnight on January 1st. Because we all know that the more rules…

“Annihilation”, Nature’s Sci-Fi for the Win

No one expects a newlywed to bring a book entitled Annihilation on her honeymoon, but that’s exactly what I did. Sitting on the cobblestone wall outside my cliffside suite in Santorini, protected from the sun with a newly purchased wide brim hat, I soaked up this novel. Every single wonderful word of it. What was…

Do Kind Things, Be Happy. It’s Really That Simple.

This afternoon, a coworker handed me delicious persimmons from her mother’s backyard. This random act of kindness brightened my day and gave me a reason to write this post. Kindness is often overlooked in our busy lives. Our minds are constantly running at full speed on things we could do to make our lives better—get…

Inspiration from THE INVITATION by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer is dear to my heart, and it always takes me back to a magical hike on a rainy afternoon in a Costa Rican virgin rainforest, so far from home yet so close to mother nature. I was soaked to the skin, coming alive amidst the lush landscape serenaded by the…