My word for 2018!

Since 2015 I have been choosing a word for the new year, instead of having a bunch of resolutions which might just fade away as the year passes. The whole idea of choosing a word instead of some 10 new year resolutions is being true to yourself and sticking to this one singular goal. This one word represents who you want to be and how you want to live.

It was ‘Gratitude’ in 2015, Forgiveness in 2016 and ‘Mindfulness’ in 2017 and it is time to select a word for the upcoming year. A word which I want to work upon all through the year. I have known what the word is going to be since a while now. I have just been trying to soak in what would it entail and how will I work around this word next year.

The word is Strength’.


During my last vacation I realized though I go to the gym and exercise, I still have a long way to go. During one of the hikes at Zion National Park, I could feel my weak legs and my drowning stamina. It was kind of an eye opener for me. A message that what I am doing for my physical fitness isn’t enough. It also kind of made me think if gym is the only answer. To build my physical strength, I want to explore exercise options and find that right balance of fun and sweating it out. So yes, physical strength is going to be one of the major areas to work on.

Next would be emotional strength. Emotional strength doesn’t mean I won’t cry or not feel the hurt. For me it will be more about honoring my feelings and coming out strong. Yes I will cry when I am sad and turn red when angry, but I won’t let these emotions weaken me from within. Instead I want to channelize my emotions into something good and constructive. It’s going to be difficult, but there is this small voice inside me saying I can do it! I do want to try it out.

The next is relationships. I want to build relationships through the strength of integrity. No more phony relationships for me. I want the base to be solid, the foundation to be strong. Over the past one year I have made so many soulful connections via the virtual world and I want to continue that trend. Having people around me who understand me. At the same time, I have let go all the drama and unwanted relationships which drained me. I want to continue and build relationships based on integrity.

And last but not the least – spiritual strength. No more hiding in the closet, shutting down my beliefs with the fear of what will the world think of my path and my work. I am done hiding and now I will be shining my light brighter. 2018 is going to mark the beginning of me finally breaking free from the shackles of society’s opinion about the work I do!

Strength is also a 11 numbered card in Tarot and 2018 is also a master number 11. I just feel so connected with both of these aspects! This is no coincidence for sure.


So yes, the word for 2018 is strength. Let’s see how I embrace this word and it’s true connotation for me in the coming year.

If you had to choose a word for 2018, what would it be?



2017 – The Year of Finding My Life Purpose

I started with the tradition of summing up my years from 2014, made it through 2015 and 2016 and now this is the fourth year I am trying this yet again. This exercise makes me go through the year and revisit all the good and the bad, focusing on the lessons learnt and excited about what is yet to come.

The year for us did not start on a very great note. We saw a massive door of opportunities being shut on us early on, something which we never expected. And then Sujoy had a nasty football injury which made him be out of the sports scene for almost 3 months. We brooded and cursed our fate and through that darkness, started my quest to look for my life purpose. If I have to mention one biggest thing that happened in 2017, then it will be me finding my life purpose! Hands down!

The Achievements
As life showed it’s bitter phases, I have been really blessed to see the light in all the darkness. This year somehow I was guided to the right teachers and courses which has helped me to realize my life purpose. Today, I am a certified Holistic Life Coach for women from the University of Wellness and I am very proud to see the phenomenal difference I have created in my clients’ lives. I have worked with clients who went through domestic violence, clients who wanted to create their own identity and clients who were so willing to come out of their scarce mentality. Life has been so fulfilling.

Today, I am a Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine certified Angel Intuitive and Angel Card Reader. I have guided so many souls with careers, relationships and life issues. It gives me immense gratitude when what I have learnt is getting used to better someone else’s life.

I went beyond my fears and did FB lives too. It was nerve wrecking and yet so exciting. All of this I could do because my people supported me and boosted me morally. Not just freinds and family but the tribe I have made through my FB page. They were there to cheer me up and stood tall behind me 🙂

I have been blessed truly in this aspect and I cannot thank the Almighty enough for ALL of this! I am truly humbled to be able to touch so many lives for the better.

Fell in Love with Colors Again
I was fortunate enough to get connected with Pooja, my childhood friend who also landed up in Chicago when we were there! I rekindled my love for colors and learnt some basic painting from her! She is a great artist and taught me so patiently. I have always had an artistic side to me, thanks to my father but somehow lost it over the years. I loved painting and we did some great work together. Painting is kind of like meditation for me, where I forget the rest of the world when I am so tuned into my work. Sitting for hours and creating art is indeed so rejuvenating. It does not matter if I am good at it or not, what matters is it gives me peace and happiness.

From Chicago to Boston
Our Chicago stay was short lived and we moved to Boston in June this year. We were excited because we were going to be close to family. Though I did not like the place at the beginning, the city actually grows on you. We roamed quite a bit during the summer and started falling in love with the city. Boston is the perfect mix of culture, food, beaches and hills. And some of the hiking trails are so beyond beautiful. I think every place we stay leaves a mark on us forever. Boston really made us feel at home for sure!

Pujo Fun
This was the first year in our entire US stay that we went pandal hopping and had such great fun during pujo. Bengalis and pujo fun cannot be separated. With Paula di and family around, we had so much merriment during pujo. We hogged on khichudi and witnessed some good cultural programs. Decking up and seeing different pujos brought back all the dating years memories back to me. Those were the days when Sujoy and me went to pandals and hogged on chinese and chops making sure no one sees us 😛

Pujo 2017

Oh! The Travels!
After witnessing snow for the first time in Chicago and being trapped at home for almost 6 months, when summer arrived we decided to spend each weekend outdoors exploring the nearby places. And we did exactly that! We saw many places in and around Chicago. Sujoy’s uncle, aunty and cousin visited us in Chicago and we roamed with them too. It was a different experience being a host and cooking those special meals for them.


When we came to Boston, it was summer and we went out every weekend exploring new cities and trails. My most loved places were a jazzy town called Newport,  seeing the fall colors in White Mountains and trailing along the Blue Hills reservation which is so near our place.


And towards the end we did the most awaited West Coast Trip and it was epic! It was one week packed with adventure, nature, man made cities and pure fun. We visited Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Vegas, Zion National Park, Los Angeles and Death Valley National Park. Each place was different and each had it’s own story to tell. It was a trip I did minus the social media and it was so enthralling. My best moments were trailing through Zion National Park, looking at the sunset at Grand Canyon, getting blind sighted at the lights on the Vegas strip and looking at the Santa Monica beach landscape covered with mountains! Bliss!

West Coast

The highlight of this trip was connecting with old friends. I had such a memorable time with all my friends. It was all worthwhile!

Being a Better Human Being Each Single Day
This has been the hardest and yet the most rewarding part of this year. Every single day waking up and trying to be a better human being than yesterday. Every single day waking up and letting go of the anger and judgement of yesterday. Every single day waking up and letting go of mistakes and forgiving myself and others. Every single day waking up and being thankful for all the blessings in my life. Every single day waking up and meditating. Every single day waking up and hitting the gym being better than yesterday. Every single day waking up and eating healthy. Every single day waking up and drawing boundaries. Every single day waking up and not letting anyone or anything have control over me. Every single day waking up to make the best of the day.


Every single day waking up and praying for everyone’s wellbeing!

2017 has been phenomenal for me! It has made me grow in ways I never imagined I could grow. They say 2017 is the number 1 year in the 9 year cycle, the seeds you sowed this year is just the beginning. If this year is the just the beginning, I cannot imagine what my next years will look like! And till then, what will remain constant is my quest to help, be a better person each single day and finally own my truth!

Can’t wait for 2018! Bring it on!

How was your 2017 and what were your greatest achievements?




The Day of My Awakening

I haven’t spoken about that day to anyone as yet, not even my husband. The day when I came out of my darkness. A darkness of emotional and physical turmoil gnawing at me from the inside. I don’t know why but I felt like sharing that sacred moment of my life with everyone today. I still vividly remember that day as if it was just yesterday –

I was at my bottom low, not wanting to do anything in life. I woke up grudgingly, forcing myself to the bathroom for a shower. I don’t know how and when, but at one point I was kneeling down in the bath tub with my hands folded and the shower water running through my head, face and body. I was down on my knees sobbing incoherently and I prayed. Those words which came from me that day are still etched on my mind. I said, “I surrender to you today. I surrender from the tiniest cell in my body. I give it all to you now. Please show me a way. Tell me what path have you chosen for me. Just tell me”.

I was in my most vulnerable state then. Naked in my skin and naked in my soul. Pouring out everything to Him. And in that moment, I felt something in my body. It was as if someone was uplifting me. It was as if someone was embracing me. My sobs became louder and my tears uncontrollable. It was as if I was letting it all out. I was still sitting down in the bathtub with the shower water pouring on me but I was slowly feeling free.

That was my day of awakening!

I did not know what to expect next. But somehow He led me and showed me my path. I stumbled across Hay House World Angel Summit which was free where many lightworkers were talking about angels and how to connect with them. It was then that I came to know about Doreen Virtue and Archangel Michael. I learnt that Archangel Michael is the one who helps you with your life purpose. He also protects you. That day after hearing to Doreen Virtue’s talk, I kneeled again. I called upon Archangel Michael and asked him to help me with my life purpose. The words didn’t matter but my intention did. It was an outcry for help. After that I kept on seeing Michael at the oddest of places, a sign that he was around. I saw Michael while watching television, I came across books whose authors were named Michael. It was as if Michael was everywhere. Archangel Michael Oracle cards was the first deck I bought before even I learnt the art of card reading. I started doing self readings, picking a card every single day and felt the strong connect with Archangel Michael. He seemed to know what I needed the most and gave me some profound messages each day.

And then I found a FB post about University of Wellness and it’s Life Coach certification. I have always been an innate coach. During my career as a Human Resource personnel, I have strived for women empowerment and coached women unknowingly in my own way at my workplace in Qualcomm, Chennai. No wonder I felt drawn to this coaching certification. I spoke with the founder and teacher of the course Kerissa Kuis, but the course fees was way above my league. I gave up on it. But something kept on pushing me and I contacted her again. While I was chatting with her on messenger, one of the words autocorrected to ‘Michael’. I knew then this was a sign and I have to take up this course. I asked Kerissa again if it was possible to pay the fees through installments and she agreed. And there I was, enrolled in a course which I could not afford financially and yet all of it fell in place. I cannot thank the Lord enough for this course, Kerissa and the tribe I earned here!

Soon later came an offer from Hay House on their Angel Intuitive Course where the prices were slashed to half along with easy installment option. I was thirsty to know more about angels and connect with them. And I enrolled for that course too. As this course progressed and I started learning about archangels and angels, my intuition started becoming stronger. I started seeing angel flashes and messages started coming to me. And before I knew Archangel Raziel started to show up in my life. Archangel Raziel helps in understanding the esoteric secrets of life and slowly a lot of things started unfolding before me. His color is the rainbow and he started showing up in the weirdest of places.

The puzzles of life started unfolding. I started getting messages on what I should be working on. The major lesson was ‘forgiveness’. The story of my forgiveness journey needs a separate post. But I will tell you one thing which I learnt from it, “Forgiveness was for me and not for them who wronged me”. I had to forgive my own mother, I had to forgive people who treated my grandparents inhumanly, I had to forgive a friend who is no more and I had to forgive loved ones too. And above all, I had to forgive myself. 

But all along this way, He made sure I met the right people and teachers which made this journey worthwhile. Whenever I think of that day when I was stripped off naked in that shower in spirit and in body, my eyes well up in gratitude. Today when I finally share this story, I don’t have any inhibitions or fear of what will people think about me talking to angels or being so spiritually grounded or that Archangel Michael is always around me. My intention here is not to make you believe in the things I do but to share a story coming from my heart.

The last one year I have experienced what ‘surrender’ feels like, how difficult ‘letting go’ is, the high vibration I feel in my body every time I kneel in gratitude and how human I am when I am at my most vulnerable state. I learnt that when you take one step ahead, the Universe takes 10 steps towards you. I realized, the only way from a rock bottom is ‘up’.

That day in August last year, I really became free! The day of my awakening! And now I am on a path to awaken others!




What Kangana Ranaut’s recent interview made me think!

Yes, we love her! We love her for her guts, we love her for speaking her mind fearlessly and we love her the way she makes every fight seem so within our limits. And her recent blatant interview at Aap ki Adalat made everyone go in awe!

But along with awe, her interview brought a lot of other sentiments for me!

One of the things which has been evident in her interview and looking at all her relationships is that our men are not trained to handle such aggressive women. When I say aggressive, I don’t mean dominating women. I mean women who love themselves fiercely, women who want to do something in their life on their own and women who know what exactly they want in their life. Our patriarchal society doesn’t help men either who want to support such women. Take a look around you and see what the reality shouts out when it comes to such fierce women. How are they treated? How are their relationships? We still need to come a long way as a society to evolve and be able to accept such fierce women.

I didn’t like that she was asked the question, “Weren’t you afraid while fighting against them?” Do we ask this question to men? Why do we still glorify men who cook and women who stand and speak up. Isn’t it natural? Isn’t it the way it is supposed to be irrespective of our gender? I become a strong woman when I speak up for myself. But isn’t that a basic right for every living being? In today’s progressive world we are still asking these questions to women and it says so much about our still regressive society.

While women can be best friends, we still don’t see that sisterhood enough in our friendships. After Kangana spoke, no one has come to her aid or supported her. I don’t see other women from the bollywood fraternity being with her. To be frank, I don’t see any female friends around her. Why most of us women let go of our friendships and just revolve around our families or our careers? Why don’t we get involved in sisterhood projects. Women are the future and it won’t happen if we bicker and fight amongst ourselves. Pick up that phone and call that childhood friend. It is never late to nurture friendships and NOW is the time!

And lastly, sometimes I feel that in all this ‘feminism’ hue and cry we tend to forget the good men in the society. How much time during the interview was spent on talking about Anurag Kashyap or other men who helped Kangana? All we did was concentrate our focus on the wrongdoings of a few men. That paints a dramatically different picture and makes us think good doesn’t exist in our society anymore. But that isn’t the whole truth, right? We slammed the bad men and applauded Kangana for all that she did and forgot about the good men. We got carried away by her so called ‘bravery’ and no one thought about asking “But hey, what about the good men in your life?”

Yes, we made Kangana our ‘hero’. But in doing so we failed as a society. And that hurts. It hurts so bad.

What can we do to change this?


Different Hugs, Different Stories

We had gone to the flea market last weekend. We meaning myself and Sujoy’s cousin and her family. Sujoy was busy watching a live soccer match at Gillette Stadium that day which I confidently told everyone that it was a El-Clasico match 😛 More details about that sometime later!

Flea Market

The Women in Blue at the Flea Market!

So we reached this flea market and Sudeep da dropped us at the venue and went ahead to park his car. Paula di, Riya and I were wandering through the stalls. It was a while till Sudeep da found a parking in the always busy Boston Downtown. When he returned , Riya who is 9 years old ran towards him and hugged him! It was as if they were meeting after a long time though it was just 15 minutes. Ah! That pure moment of proximity between two individuals who really love one another and expect nothing in return! Such a simple gesture and yet so comforting.

Riya’s spontaneous hug got me thinking – How often do we hug?

It also brought back memories of some treasured hugs in my life.

The Bidai Hug

The last of the ceremonies in an Indian marriage is the bidai (farewell), where the bride’s side give a farewell to the bride. It is a very emotional moment for the bride’s side.  After the bidai, the bride and the groom leave for the groom’s place leaving behind ‘us’.


Can you feel that overwhelming love?

I remembered mine. Almost all of us were teary eyed. During my bidai, I hugged my father so tightly that I didn’t want to let him go. It was two human beings who love each other unconditionally just being in the moment, expressing their love through actions and no words. Two human beings who share the deepest of love, care, and affection. It was such a pure unadulterated moment, only heartfelt endearment. Tears rolling from both our eyes and we didn’t care who was around us. It was just us in the moment! I still shudder from thinking about that time! #Goosebumps

The Soul Sister Hug


Hugging! ❤

Last year during my India trip I finally met my soul sister Shweta. We had been working together virtually for almost 2 years and this was the first time I met her. We had been to Mumbai for some official work and were staying together. It was kind of my girl night out endeavour which I have done very rarely in my teens. And one of those evenings, we just let out all that was bothering us. We spoke for hours and hours pouring out the darkest of our secrets and the side of your life you don’t share on FB. And at the end of it all, we hugged. Hugged to reassure that we are there for each other. Hugged to communicate how much we love each other. Hugged to feel that soul sister connect!

My soul sister needs a hug right now and here is one I am sending out to her!

The Tree Hug

Tree Hug


I have hugged a tree too! It is so damn therapeutic. No judgement, no false pretenses just sacred bond. Hugging a tree connects you to mother earth too with the tree roots. Try doing it and see how you open up from within. I love hugging trees, usually the ones with giant trunks. Boston is full of huge tree trails and I never miss a chance to hug those trees on the way.

I am a hugger. Always have been. I believe a tight hug can make you forget all the shit in your life at least for 30 seconds. And with my energy work now, I can pick up on people’s energies and sense who might need a hug. I don’t always hug that person but send some healing energy their way!

A small hug made me visit all these stories yet again.

What is your hug story? How often do you hug? Do let me know in comments below 🙂

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Weekend Trip to Jazzy and Beachy Newport

It has been a while I haven’t written something touristy. Well every weekend of this summer in Boston, my husband and I have been trying to explore the places around. We went to Harvard, MIT last week and Glendale Falls a week before that. But I haven’t really sat down and written about it. But this weekend trip to Newport deserved a blog, so here I am writing today after a long while!

Newport is in the adjoining state of Rhode Island and it is every tourist’s dream summer place! It was a hour and a half drive for us. We first thought of visiting the Brenton Point National Park which has a sea facing. It was a little chillier for summer that day and we didn’t really go too deep here. But it was beautiful! You reach this park via the ocean drive which is 10 mile ocean spread road and it is drop dead gorgeous! This park offers majestic vistas of the humongous Atlantic Ocean as it meets Narragansett Bay.



Next we set our foot on the Newport Cliff Walk recommended by our cousin here. Imagine walking on a narrow paved road with the sea on one side and huge castle like mansions on the other! A 3.5 mile walk trail with spectacular panoramic views, tunnels, and long winding pathways. There were huge rocks in between and my heart skipped a lot of beats while trailing that part! Maybe another blog on that 😉
Imagine how fun it would be to exercise this way amidst the grandeur of the sea!

We had to peek into one of the mansions in the vicinity! Most of these mansions were built in the 1800s and now are maintained by the Preservation Society of the Newport County. We visited the Elms and OMG! I thought some rich and powerful European king must have been staying here before! This place was a summer residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind, who stayed in Philadelphia and New York the rest of the year. Mr. Berwind had all the riches to build this one as he made his fortune in the coal industry. He wanted a French design for his house and actually had designers and furniture from Paris. The mansion was completed in 1901 and costed $1.4 million! Whoops!


I wonder how they maintain such huge property?

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The mansion is surrounded by elaborate Classical Revival gardens displaying terraces made from marble/bronze structures and so many diverse fountains. It was like a huge park in itself!

The Elms Newport

Can you imagine the vastness of the gardens through this picture? And Sujoy isn’t even starting at the start of the garden!


After being completely awestruck by the Elms, we headed to Thames Street for some dinner. Thames Street has a harbour and some restaurants have a beach view. I loved this town with it’s bustling joy and carefree tourist vibes. Everyone around was having a really nice time and that freeness grows on you 🙂

We had dinner here and then headed back to our home. While going back home, the sky was colored in elegant pink and blue hues and I said to myself, “This is Life”!


Listen to what your Angels have to say!

If a year ago someone had said to me that I can talk with my angels, I would have laughed at them and shooed them off! Firstly, I did not think I had the superpowers to talk to angels and secondly I thought in order to listen to them maybe I would have to let go of all my earthly needs, be a monk and then tune in! Well, I was wrong on both the fronts!

I did an Angel Intuitive course with world famous ‘Angel Lady’ as they call her – Doreen Virtue and the ‘Tarot Master’ Radleigh Valentine and my false beliefs were shattered to pieces. Let me shatter those pieces for you too –

  1. Every one of us is assigned at least 2 guardian angels when we are born. Our race, religion, color, upbringing, nationality, beliefs etc. does not matter!
  2. All of us are born with intuition. Anyone, LITERALLY ANYONE can tune in to their or someone else’s guardian angels. You might be a monk or may think you are not the best of a human being and still YOU CAN tune in and listen to the angels.
  3. You can listen to someone’s angels from seven seas across and you don’t even have to know that person per say!

Interesting, right?

Now let me tell you how can you listen and talk to your angels. My first idea about an angel reading was that the angels will come to me and sing their message to me! Ya! I know Hollywood spoils your taste and understanding regarding angels. Well, that did not happen!

So how do the angels communicate with us? Well, they do it with the help of our intuition –


  1. Clairvoyant – If you are a visual person, then you will see images in your eye of the mind. I am clairvoyant and I see images. For example when I was doing a health reading for Macy (name changed), I kept on seeing a knee. I asked her if she was struggling with knee pain and bingo that was correct!
  2. Clairaudience – If you are someone who resonates with music or remembers sounds, there is a high possibility that your dominant clair might be clairaudience. For example with Macy, after I saw the knee I heard the word physiotherapy in my mind. The voice will sound like your own or someone else’s. So don’t get hung up on the voice!
  3. Clairsentience – Feelings! How do you feel after you ask that question to the angels. For example – If you are asking about a love interest and then you feel anxious or sad or feel some tension in your body, the answer is really clear – NO. But if you feel butterflies in your stomach or simply happy then of course – Yes! Yes! Yes!
  4. Claircognizance – Your thoughts do all the talking. What did you think after asking that question to the angels? For example – You asked your angels whether you should take up this new job and the very first thought came up was new colleagues. You know your answer then!

You may have one or more clairs on your side! My dominant clair is clairvoyance and secondary one is clairaudience. So check which clairs you resonate with and take the leap!

Let’s do a small exercise now and see if we can connect with our angels –

Start deep breathing and concentrating on your breath. Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out. Feel the connection with the earth and your fellow earth mates with your breath. The rhythm of our breath is what connects us all. We all are one. While concentrating on your breath say out loud or in your mind, “Dear Guardian Angels, I want to communicate with you. What message do you have for me today?”

The words do not matter, what matters is your genuine intention! So ask for their guidance in your own words, just let your intention be true 🙂

Now close your eyes and check for the first image, voice, thought or feeling. You have now tuned in to your angels 🙂

If you don’t get anything right away, don’t be disheartened. It takes some practice to get there. Ask them for a sign and look out for repetitive numbers, feathers or coins!

Happy Angel Communication Dear Ones!