Food for the Heart and Soul

The Contents

Growing Vegetables in a Small Space

Introduction I have to admit. I have been obsessed lately. With what, I hear you ask. Growing greens. More precisely, organic, pesticide-free vegetables. Organic Vegetables You see, I need to eat better. So, I am following through on my quest to lead a healthier lifestyle and hence, eat better. I talked about the fragility of […]

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A Woman’s Choice

Introduction Lately, I have been wondering why every woman in the United States is not making more of a hue and cry about her individual right to decide her own life path. About her right and freedom to choose. To make her own decisions about her body. She is after all, an adult. Why you […]

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Introduction We have entered the autumnal season here in the U.S. I have really grown to like autumn or ‘fall’ as it is referred to, in the alternative. There’s Something About Autumn When I first arrived in the United States, as a new immigrant, fall was the first season which was really new to me. […]

How to Make a Tomato, Mushroom, Olive Pasta.

Introduction I have been terribly busy this past week. I am late on my post. The tasks and chores hit me like a wave and I was left quite exhausted. That’s when I decided to turn to an easy, quick, meal idea because we always need one in an emergency like this. Quick, Homemade Sauce […]

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I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves. Mary Shelley Men In my world, there are two types of men. The men whom I so admire and respect. These men, who see women as equal, women as adults with desires and dreams and hopes, with choices we are entitled to […]

The Body and the Senses

It is a holiday today. So the day’s routine is far more relaxed, less regimented. Move the Body. The morning begins with a yoga routine. Gentle, yet powerful movements of the body. Perhaps the only time of the day when my brain doesn’t wander. The focus is on the movements, the counting and the holding. […]

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The Fragility of Life

Introduction I remember seeing my dear friend, V., lying in a coffin in a California funeral chapel. She lay still and unmoving. That particular day had an everlasting and disproportionately painful impact on me. It had been supremely hard to witness that scene. Life Gets in the Way You see, in V.’s final years, we […]

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Why Patience is a Virtue

“How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?” William Shakespeare Introduction I was a partial stoic for a long time. More than a decade. I prayed and asked in my prayers, over and over again, when things would change for me, how to heal from bad situations […]

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How to Rescue Ourselves from Energy Vampires

“Any change, any loss, does not make us victims. Others can shake you, surprise you, disappoint you, but they can’t prevent you from acting, from taking the situation you’re presented with and moving on. No matter where you are in life, no matter what your situation, you can always do something. You always have a […]


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