Part 1 The Shake Up I was on the phone with my husband when the earthquake hit. “There’s a….” were his last words, before he dropped the phone and rushed into the stairway. People screamed. Hundreds descended towards the ground. Maher followed, barefoot, in the dark, he slid his hand along the banister for guidance. … Continue reading My Warrior
After writing about my experiences regarding my mental health this last week, a friend of mine here in Koh Samui asked me a great question. My last post on paranoia had left her hanging. She knew everything that was going on during and after my crisis, but never talked to me about it out of … Continue reading Being Open
A year and a half ago my mental health crashed. I needed a medical evacuation out of Samui and a hospital stay in Bangkok of half a month, followed by a gradual unraveling of symptoms and a continual healing process. My yoga practices slowed down over this period of time for which there was guilt … Continue reading Balancing Yoga
In the United States, 1 in 9 babies is born prematurely, 1 in 10 in Canada. Worldwide, over 15 million babies are born too soon each year. While not all multiples are born prematurely, a multiple birth increases the probability of an early delivery. Babies born prematurely, before 37 weeks gestation, are at a higher … Continue reading November is Prematurity Awareness Month
9 years ago today Maher and I got married. In Montreal. We were amidst close family and friends - a party we won't forget. Guajira - I Love U 2 Much There was dancing - from barefoot in the rain with Yerba Buena at the jazz fest, the garba and dandiya raas non-stop night, to … Continue reading 9 Years and Moving to the Beat
"Mama can you tell to papa that I standed on this step, deep deep in the swimming pool?" "Mama can you tell to papa that I ate all the carrots and tomatoes in the bowl?" "Mama can you tell to papa that I can jump like a football player, high up in the sky?" "Mama … Continue reading Can You Tell to Papa….
Early one morning a couple of weeks ago. Leila: Where's papa? Me: He's on a plane, going to Houston, in America. Rahul: Like the pilgrims? Me: Yah, to America like the pilgrims. But he's on a plane, not a boat, so he'll be there by tomorrow. Leila: Can you be papa? Me: What do you … Continue reading Papa speaks Francais
To explain where stories come from, we helped Leila and Rahul make their own mini-books. I transcribed their stories.Natasha Visits Dr. Leila by LeilaDoctor Leila goes for a walk.She goes to the nurse's house.The nurse goes to Dr. Leila's house.They do a blood test for Natasha.They check Natasha's heart. (L and R both demand I … Continue reading A Doctor and a Dragon (part 2)