Ten years ago on the 27th of January my mother took her last breath. I was so broken by her loss that I couldn’t see beyond my next breath. Leave alone, fast forward to 2019 and who I have become today. But even through the dark fog I was trapped in, I felt the soft…

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When my mother’s breath left her body for the last time in 2009, I could barely breathe. I shattered. I dropped deep into the dark well of grief. I could only think of my loss as negative. I didn’t have the insights I have now to think of the blessings that came into my life…

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Recently, I’ve been thinking about something important. Five words, to be precise. What is a sacred life? Rivvy Neshama, author of Recipes For A Sacred Life: True Stories and a Few Miracles is the originator of this question. In a recent interview, she invited the listeners to ponder this profound question. And I have been thinking…

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avoid the why me trap

Most of us pound on the door of “Why?” or “Why Me?” when a loved one exits the earthly plane. I’ve been there, done that. I was that record needle stuck in the groove of “Why?” when my mother passed away three years go. “Why me?” “Why Amma?” “Why eight months after we moved to this new country?”…

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