Hiking In The Snow For The First Time – Mirror Lake Trail, Oregon


Last weekend we decided to grab our most hiking-appropriate clothes and drive an hour and a half towards Mt. Hood, Oregon.

On the way there, we decided to stop where a few cars were parked on Highway 26 and headed towards the Mirror Lake Trail which we hiked in sub 20 degrees Fahrenheit and in a hurry because we started late. I was very proud of myself by the end of it as I had only hiked once before in my life and it was mostly just a long walk in a state park during a nice day. Continue reading “Hiking In The Snow For The First Time – Mirror Lake Trail, Oregon”

Divine Intervention During The Worst Missed Flight Experience (Part 1)

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This happened in 2010, but my blog wasn’t alive then, and it is a personal, India-related story that I must tell.

On November 2010 I traveled with my mom and brother to India. I flew from the US, and they flew from Mexico. We met at our connections in Newark.

To get to our destination: Ahmednagar, we had to fly to Mumbai, and then take a 6-hour bumpy ride to Ahmednagar. Continue reading “Divine Intervention During The Worst Missed Flight Experience (Part 1)”

My Husband Published His First Book!

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Sanskaras: Vol 1 by Joshua Stout

Book Description

This groundbreaking book exposes the hidden sanskaras at work in our daily lives. Filled with ‘ah ha!’ moments, this text confronts humanity’s dark side including depression, violence, greed, anger, lust and murder. The author provides a modern perspective on ancient principles unlocking the very key to our salvation.

Only the most hardened skeptic can resist the profound insights contained in this book. This is the first volume in a series that explores the spiritual roots of human nature in the individual, societies and humanity. Continue reading “My Husband Published His First Book!”

2013 Year In Review

2013 was a big year for me and my husband, basically because we moved to India.

We did not go skydiving or visit Venice but a lot of other events happened.

Let’s see… Continue reading “2013 Year In Review”

Zentangle: Meditative Doodling Art

Zentangle by Imprensibilis

Say what?

I heard of Zentangle for the first time about a month ago when Diane, my Airbnb host, invited me to a Portland Zentangle Meetup last October. I had nothing to do that day and I thought: why not!

Diane was pretty new at it too, but she briefly explained that it was a kind of “artistic meditation.” And the website says: “It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being.” Continue reading “Zentangle: Meditative Doodling Art”

2 Days in Seattle, WA (Part II: The Museum Of Flight)

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Museum of Flight, Seattle

Yesterday I posted about the first day of our 2 day trip to Seattle. On the second day we spent most of the time at the amazing Museum of Flight, but let me take you through our day. Continue reading “2 Days in Seattle, WA (Part II: The Museum Of Flight)”

2 Days In Seattle, WA (Part I)

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As you may or may not know, depending on how much you follow my posts, Josh and I are temporarily in Portland renewing our Indian visas. (A process that is taking 10 times longer than it should). We have been in Portland for over a month now, so last Friday we decided to rent a car and head to Seattle on Saturday for a night. Josh lived in Seattle for 7 years, but his last time there was in 2005. As for myself, I had never been to Washington state before, so I was very excited because I love traveling to new places and especially because Josh always said that I would love Seattle. Continue reading “2 Days In Seattle, WA (Part I)”