These days, the word 'mindfulness' comes up so much that it seems like more of a buzzword, a word that we should use to feel better somehow. I want to take this moment to share my perspective on what mindfulness means to me, and how I have integrated this concept into my life. Perhaps it will spark some thought about what mindfulness means for you. There was a time in my life where I coasted through days not fully aware or grateful for all that I had. I never gave too much th
I have been taking many pause and reflect moments these days in preparation to welcome the new addition to our family. These moments have inspired me to think about how my own background and experiences have shaped my life. In an effort to unravel the pieces of my own puzzle, I have made a choice to capture my thoughts through writing. Perhaps unexpected 'aha moments' may be revealed as a result. For now, five highlights come to mind that I would like to share and explore i
As a soon to be first time Mom, I will be the first person to admit that I sympathized with pregnant woman, but I never empathized with them. I never thought about how my friends who were pregnant through the summer felt walking anywhere in the horrid heat. I think I felt bad for them, like it sucked, but that’s pretty much it. I hope I was a sensitive friend, but the harsh truth is that I may not have been. I am now in a place where I can physically empathize with every preg
I have to admit, I have neglected my personal site for quite a long time. I had a huge vision when I launched it; I wanted people to gain better insight into who I am. I wanted to share what life is like as an entrepreneur, first generation American, a Bengali-American, a traveler passionate about making a sustainable impact upon this world... quite frankly, the list goes on and on. I let so many of life’s adventures pass me by with the intention of capturing moments in words
What is stopping you from doing what you love?
Do you even know what you love?
Do you know what you are afraid of? I never asked myself these questions until 2010, and now I ask myself these three questions at least once a day. What is stopping you from doing what you love?
Initially, my fear of taking risks and feeling like I had to follow a societal norm stopped me from thinking outside the box. After years of asking myself this question, saving money, and quitting my jo