January 1, 2019

I was so inspired by some of the conversations we’re having in my new Facebook group: Hindus in Pursuit of Truth that I stayed up all night designing these (if I do say so myself) awesome shirts. My new online shop Hindu Swag is launched and you can get a code for 15% off for the first two weeks (from January 1st, 2019). Check out my favorite designs! Check out these and all the others at: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/hindu-swag/ New to this… Read more

December 19, 2018

I love this new imitative that the Hindu American Foundation has put together! They are encouraging all Hindu Americans to submit a headshot and a statement of how Hinduism inspires them. I’ve got mine in there! The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) is hoping to educate the general American population about Hinduism. There are so many misconceptions and misunderstandings. So few people know anything about Hinduism. Many Americans don’t even realize that they know someone who is Hindu. It is often… Read more

December 10, 2018

When I did a YouTube Live QA recently (check out the youtube channel for a replay of that) one of the major topics that came up was meditation and how beneficial it is. Meditation is something that I’ve struggled with. I know that it has enormous benefits, from improving health to giving our reaction times enough space to be more considered in our speech and action. I also know that it’s damn hard. Meditation is simple, but far from easy…. Read more

November 8, 2018

The Sri Shiva Vishnu Temple has been putting on some wonderful programs (Like our panel about being a non-Indian Hindu, which I’m still trying to figure out if there is a video of). This week they had a panel about mental health and Hinduism. As a Hindu with clinical depression, I knew I had to be there. I was a little late and missed the introductions but the panelists seemed to all be mental health professionals and dedicated Hindus. It… Read more

October 30, 2018

Karwa Chauth can be a bit of a controversial festival because of it being something women do for men. I don’t know if I believe that me fasting benefits my husband but I still like to do it. It’s definitely not necessary and is only a tradition in some parts of India. But I find fasting increases my mindfulness because I have to stop and think before unconsciously munching. I also like the sisterhood of it. At the bottom of… Read more

October 23, 2018

Got another character on my Facebook page. Someone trying to talk me into Christianity. This happens once in a while, since some branches of Christianity teach their followers that there is only one answer to life and its name is Jesus. I’m having a fine conversation with this fellow (an Indian Christian). It does seem like he is following some kind of script on how to convert Hindus. But he doesn’t know what he’s in for because I do have… Read more

October 12, 2018

This is the strangest conversation I have ever been a part of. I am pretty flabbergasted. From my Facebook page: Harshvardhan Singh N what makes you feel navratri has anything related to women ?Dont u knw difference between Goddess and women? The White Hindu There is no difference between Goddesses and Women. We are all divine. We all have God within us equally. The Goddesses are manifested in women as the Gods are in men. Harshvardhan Singh Show proof of your bullshit from… Read more

October 11, 2018

Sometimes one person suffers so much that it boggles the mind. It’s very hard, probably actually impossible, to understand why one person would have to shoulder such a burden. While I do believe in karma and perfect justice, it doesn’t feel right to say that someone deserved their fate. I think that’s a way for us to comfort ourselves. To say that person deserved it so it’s okay. And that can actually be really horrible. I think karma is more… Read more

October 10, 2018

You know what? I feel really content and a peaceful bliss. I’m not sure exactly what shifted but there’s been a few things that changed that allowed me to experience a deeper contentment and happiness than ever before in my life. I’m not pregnant anymore! I struggle with very intense clinical depression when I’m pregnant, not to mention being tired and achy and nauseous, etc. I didn’t cook at all the entire nine months I was pregnant. We mostly lived… Read more

October 5, 2018

The past few weeks have been very rough on women in America. I don’t know about women elsewhere and how much is getting reported about our current situation. It’s all been touched off by a man being nominated to join the Supreme Court. This would be a lifetime appointment and he would have significant influence over how our laws are interpreted. A woman came forward to say that he had sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers. The arguments and… Read more

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