‘When Breath Becomes Air’ by Paul Kalanithi

I heard all about this book at the time it was published through the blog A Cup of Jo (which is run by Paul Kalanithi’s  sister-in-law). But it sounded intense so I didn’t buy it. Then I started reading a few pages at a bookstore in San Fran’s Ferry Building on holidays in 2016. I […]

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When life doesn’t go according to plan…

The last 3 months have certainly been far from any of the plans we had. Our plans have just been put on hold for a little while (and hopefully not too much longer). My lifestyle changed overnight and I don’t have a regular routine at the moment. I’m traveling for work again which has added […]

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Tea with Maadhavi

Hello and welcome to ‘Tea with Maadhavi’! If you have been following me for a while, you would know that this blog space was ‘My Pretty Sydney’.  I changed the blog’s name last month because I want the freedom to write about topics other than Sydney.  I want to write about travel, mindfulness and meditation, […]

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My Pretty Sydney Turned 5…

… in September and I didn’t get a chance to tell you! I was too busy traveling or working that I couldn’t stop to sit down and reflect.  But at the end of another busy year, I finally have some time to write an anniversary post and tell you about my lack of direction with […]

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Stationery for a Balanced Life in 2017

I don’t think I’m alone in saying that 2016 was a tough year.  I was very busy at work – even though I was learning a lot – and I had to prioritize my career and family during a tough time in October which forced me to rethink my priorities and goals.  I usually have a lot […]

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