Slowing Down My Reading

I’ve fallen prey to our culture’s dictate of “more is better.” I’ve developed the habit of reading too much, too fast. So I spent some time reflecting upon my reading choices and decided to alter my relationship with books in a way that feels nourishing. I enjoy light reading at night so fiction is my…

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Why The Universe Shuts A Door

When we’re meant to change direction, the universe starts shutting doors. September 2008. Five months since we’d relocated to a Chicago suburb from Chennai, India. I was applying for jobs everywhere, but ran into a wall every time. America was in the grip of a recession and the economy was in terrible shape. Finally, a glimmer of…

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