By Mallika Bhatia A fresh new season often means a change in our general mood and motivation, especially if the new season is Spring. We start planning more outdoor activities, more exercise and even more meetups. Spring almost sounds like … Continue reading Did This New Season Help You Spring Into Action?
By Mallika Bhatia It is so easy for me to write about emotions, passions, habits, life, children, parenting, friends, love, self-care and hope, and yet when I was asked to write about myself, I took a minute to decide. I … Continue reading A Piece About Me
By Mallika Bhatia Nursing a child suffering from influenza isn’t easy when one is suffering from the same virus. There is the mother in you, who wants to take care of the child, and then there is the person in … Continue reading Do it with Passion or Not at All
By Mallika Bhatia Do you love who you are? Complicated question? Here’s a simpler one: do you like the person you are? Need help answering that as well? Let me help you. Think of a person you deeply love. Now … Continue reading How Can I Love Myself?
By Mallika Bhatia Think positive and all will be positive. Focus on the positive. Replace negative thoughts with positive ones and the results will be positive. Positive this and positive that: it is everywhere. It almost seems like a fad … Continue reading New Way of Thinking? I’d Say it is Too Much Positive Thinking.
By Mallika Bhatia Never did I imagine that my child would wake up at 5 a.m. just because she was excited for someone’s visit. She dislikes both ends of the sleep cycle: falling asleep and waking up. And yet I … Continue reading Discovering Weihnachten
By Mallika Bhatia When I came to Munich almost six years ago, it was for a holiday. Not literally for a few days of holiday, but as a holiday that I had decided to take for a year. My husband … Continue reading Munich Taught Me to Fail
By Mallika Bhatia When taste and health are married, they give birth to this awesomeness. This salad is perfect for the fall: it has the colours, flavours and mood of fall. It is crisp, yet mushy, exactly when you need … Continue reading Recipe: Baked Vegetables and Lettuce Salad
By Mallika Bhatia The morning alarm wakes you earlier than you’ve been waking these past few weeks of vacation. You wake up startled because your body isn’t used to waking up at this time any more, yet you do because … Continue reading How Not to Yell Every Morning
By Mallika Bhatia “An activity done during our free time, for pleasure,” is how the dictionary defines a hobby. It is that, of course, but it is also so much more. A hobby is an activity done for the pleasure … Continue reading Leisure or Lifeline
by Mallika Bhatia Facebook has ruined the definition of being friends. People can’t truly differentiate between acquaintances, classmates, colleagues, neighbours-that-one-occasionally-says-hi-to, fellow group-members, and actual friends. Everyone is a ‘friend’ on social media. I guess this must work for some people, but when one becomes a parent, it changes. It’s like parents transform into a new species altogether. The parents-species has limited free time, at least a hundred chores to complete in a single day, and a few little humans hanging on to them that need to be loved and fed. These little humans also need to be cleaned, kept disease-free, … Continue reading Parent-Species & Friends
Are Our Parents Forgivable? By Mallika Bhatia Do you remember thinking ‘That’s really old!’ when you were you were still young and you found out that your parents or another adult were 37 years old? The age did not matter, … Continue reading Our Perfect Parents
by Mallika Bhatia On a recent business trip, my husband saw something that has always bothered us: criminal wastage of resources in the name of luxury. He was staying in a five-star property and, as expected, there were … Continue reading Waste in the Name of Luxury
By Mallika Bhatia I am a 100% sure that I am not the only one who fought a mental battle to decide between returning to work after becoming a parent or being a full-time stay-at-home-mommy. How am I so … Continue reading The Inertia of Parenthood
Inspiration. Where?? By Mallika Bhatia As a self-employed, home-office running, some-days-sitting-in-my-pajamas-and-writing woman, I need to find constant sources of inspiration to keep me working/going. Being self-employed isn’t easy. As rosy and convenient as it sounds, one needs a very … Continue reading Inspiration. Where?