Inspiration from Virginia Woolf

Inspiration from Virginia Woolf

...my decision to marry Pradeep was not a rational one.  It was a leap of faith, a venture into the unknown. I often hold that moment in my heart, seeking to capture its flavor once more.  It was the pivot point in my life, the moment when I set out on a path filled with adventure, with struggle, with mystery.  

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Bridging the Gap- Two Perspectives on Eating Disorders

And now I am embarking on another writing project, which may be equally challenging.  My daughter Sonia and I plan to write about the lived experience of an eating disorder, an illness she struggled with for nearly eight years of her young adult life. 

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Hopes and Dreams

Dreams that change the world  - what an astonishing idea that is!  Yet we see dramatic examples of such dreams arising in the most unlikely places. Consider Malala Yousafzai, the 19 year old young woman from Pakistan, who was shot in the head by the Taliban, who felt threatened by her strong advocacy of girls’ education.

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Remembering Bill Swami

I’ve just received the news from India that Bill Swami has died, at the age of 91. Readers of Cloud Messenger will remember him as my mentor during those eventful years that I lived in India.  His daughter Susan told me that he died peacefully following a brief illness, in the room in Sivananda Ashram where he’d lived for so many years.

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