• Health

    Cultivating Daily Selfcare During COVID-19

    The onset of the COVID-19 has generated so much fear and distress, and has impacted on our health and well-being in harmful ways. I- like many others- feel angered, fatigued and frustrated by what is happening around me, and would like nothing more than to completely disengage from this nightmarish time. And I would like to tune out and ignore the things and people that ask me to continue as though the time we live in is normal. While periods of retreat and rejuvenation are crucial to our overall well-being, ignoring the world and everyone in it is not an effective or sustainable response to the crisis we face. More…

  • Travel,  Health

    Packing for Winter in Europe

    Travelling to Europe has taught me a thing or two about packing for winter. I see a lot of you on the ‘Gram struggling to decide what to pack; or where to buy warm clothes when you hit Europe. How lucky that you have me, who has journeyed twice to a wintery Holland, to give tips on what to take. If you can pack two travel bags – one check-in bag and one carry-on – then you have done an amazing job! This, however, does come with the difficulty of figuring out if you have packed enough, especially if you are visiting for the first time. I had to ask…