Simplest Remedies

She is curious and always jumps on opportunities to explore to learn more. She goes to Japan, to Hawaii, to Utah, to California, to New Jersey, and to anywhere she feels called to be whether it is to fulfill her family engagements or to purely satisfy her desire to learn more. She is a doctor…

The Hold

Get into a high plank. Hold this pose without holding your breath. For 10 breaths. For 20 breaths. For 30 breaths. Even worse, get into a lower plank. Draw your elbows in keeping your upper arms parallel to the floor and hold. Hold it without holding your breath. For 10 breaths. For 20 breaths. For…

Misty Morning

I can see the sun hidden behind the thick morning mist still making its usual rounds. Before I know it, the mist gives way to the persistent sun and the full daylight is before me. Clear sky, clear mind, clear visions, and clear answers… I find myself silently sending my wish list to God. Whenever…

Grace

After a long rain yesterday, today’s sunlight is all the more treasurable. Grace. That one word fills my mind as I walk on the grassy field down to the playground. I am glad I came to visit my sister today. Having nowhere to go, I put my child in the back seat and just started…

There is timeless beauty

There is timeless beauty in this place. Sitting in the corner of this sunroom in a rustic cabin, I feel a perfect alignment between my mind, body and soul. I once read about a successful CEO who also successfully manages her schizophrenia by taking her medication and frequent vacations to ease her mind from time to time. A time of recharging and…

Babysitting Saves My Day

I don’t know why they close the bookstores everywhere I go to live. I am starting to take this personally. They closed down Borders, the only bookstore on the Big Island, the very next year I moved there. Then I moved to this town in Maryland where they recently closed down yet another Borders, again,…

The Beautiful Isolation

“The most remarkable recent epidemiologic finding relates to migrants: Some fall ill with schizophrenia not only at higher rates than the compatriots they leave behind, but at higher rates than the natives of the countries to which they have come.” – excerpt from the journal “Beyond the Brain” by Tanya Marie Luhrmann  (For the entire…

Between Mind and Heart

  The dry leaves barely hanging on the trees The winter arriving fast at the door of my mind Still hanging on to the fall, I write these words to you because– I fall fast, once I start to fall. I am the fast falling kind.   I write to you somewhere between my mind…