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, … 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?
By Mallika Bhatia The city I stay in is a paradise for public transport. To get from anywhere to everywhere, there is always a train or a tram or a bus available. Naturally, I use it on a regular basis … Continue reading Learning Gratitude by Example …
By Mallika Bhatia With every relationship that doesn’t work, we leave a bit of ourselves behind. With every new role we take up, we change and hence alter a bit of ourselves forever. With every battle we lose, we end … Continue reading Just Like a Duck. Stuck in the Muck
By: Mallika Bhatia One beautiful October afternoon, I sat with a cup of perfect coffee in my balcony facing the forest. The filtered sun rays created pictures better than any artist could. The squirrel played hide and seek with me … Continue reading Midlife or Just a Crisis?