My Daughters

My Daughters
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Friday, August 31, 2012

Dreams do come true….

…without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them. As Walt Disney said, “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them”. So at long last, before it was too late, I mustered up all my courage of pursuing my most-cherished dream of becoming a work-from-home mother. Walt Disney also said that a man (in my case a woman) should never neglect his family for business (please read job) and so I have taken this bold decision just for my lovely family. I have always yearned to give more of myself to them – be with my daughters all the time and personify the so-called “hands-on mother”. Hope this turns out to be one of the wisest decisions I have ever taken in my life. Though a bit late for Googaa and too early for Goldie, I guess this is the best gift I give them on their birthdays this year. From momma, with love :)

I came across a saying that “Dreams come true if you survive the hard times” and it has indeed turned out so very true for me. I remember well the hard times we have gone through as a family because I had to work. I remember crying on the day I left Googaa in a crèche for the very first time. I remember crying when I was asked to resign from a certain job because I could never reach office on time. I remember crying every time my mother and mother-in-law refused to look after my kids. I cry from within whenever my kids are unwell and I have to go to office leaving them at the crèche because I was told once to never mix up my personal problems with work. I cry now while writing this because these memories are still fresh in me.

But by the grace of our Super God, everything will change for the best from tomorrow. From tomorrow I will be working from home. I will not be keeping my daughters in the crèche, I will not be serving them rice and boiled eggs or order food from a hotel if I happen to get extremely delayed at work; for that matter, I will not be running late for work anymore, I will not be feeling guilty of leaving them alone whenever they are unwell; I will be with them and for them almost all the time. Amen to that.

There’s always an appropriate time for a dream to come true and this is my time. I am really looking forward to tomorrow because it is a new beginning for us. The universe is working in my favor and come tomorrow, I will be in the BE HAPPY phase of my life because it’s not always about money. Tomorrow marks the start of a brave new future filled with all our dreams but I have a wish list here (see below). But honestly, all the adversity I have had in my professional life, all my troubles and obstacles have only strengthened me. So, dream on until your dreams come true. As far as I am concerned, I look forward to enjoy this loveliest phase of life.

10 things I wish to do while working from home is to
1) Laugh a lot
2) Learn to be patient
3) Be playful with my daughters
4) Drink the amount of water I am supposed to in a day
5) Walk
6) Learn salsa
7) Join aerobics class
8) Cook great meals
9) Work more on my spirituality
10) Join an NGO for stray dogs

Monday, August 6, 2012


“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. ~ Hippocrates

Yesterday we attended a full day Basic Course on Naturopathy by Rev. Fr. M. Britto Joseph, S.J, Jesuit priest, naturopath and Siddha Maruthuva Pandit, at our St. Joseph Church, Mira Road. He is the founder of the departments of Naturopathy & Homoeopathy in the Holy Family Hospitals of Patna and Delhi and has been working for forty years in the field of alternative medicine.

We thought that this day-long session will be too boring to endure but his humorous and inspirational style of preaching his message made the course a truly unique one for us both. We got enlightened about a lot of things which we already knew but never bothered to give a second thought.

Naturopathy believes that “All healing powers are within one’s body” and this science and art of drugless system of healing us for a healthy living is undoubtedly so informative. Naturopathy teaches us how we should live, what we should eat and how our daily routine should be. Naturopathy is a guide to increasing our vital energy for a holistic approach to increased healing, growth and metabolism. It’s nothing but the science of synchronizing our beings with Mother Nature.

We came to know that all diseases are due to the accumulation of toxins that have steadily been piling up in our body. We came to know about natural living because naturopathy’s philosophy is to be one with nature, understanding and respecting it. It emphasizes nutritious and healthy food. Naturopathy is not just a system of medicine but also a science of health promotion designed to increase our well being and happiness in all aspects.

Honestly, naturopathy is just the traditional system of health treatment which is practiced in many countries across the world. It’s actually a constructive method of treatment which aims at removing the basic cause of all diseases. For instance, acidity, which has been harrowing me since a very long time!

Naturopathy enables getting rid of physical as well as mental ailments and believes that the change in our dietary habit can bring about remarkable changes in our health as well. Naturopathy, in fact, prescribes a diet that can be adopted by anyone easily. The diet uses natural means to purify our body and balance our immune system. It explains to us that it’s extremely important to keep our digestive system healthy by eating a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables (ONION) and keeping away from red meat. Naturopathic diets encourage people to eat more fruits and vegetables based on eating nutritious foods and adopting a healthy lifestyle.

I am sure that if I just religiously drink five liters of WATER a day, my perennial problem of migraine will be solved forever. It is because of not drinking adequate water that I have been developing acidity which is to leading to headaches and which in turn is leading to migraines. Looks like, I have at last found out the root cause of my problem and I am bent upon solving it. Amen