Since starting the learning journey and sharing more about my Indian heritage, I've gotten an influx of questions about my upbringing. Some would say that I'm not the typical Indian female that is represented in the media or elsewhere. I would argue about the importance of expressing individuality, I agree with some aspects of expressing my culture. My upbringing was like any child in a South Asian family. My parents had expectations, and I had to meet them. Being female was
This week has been trying at best; between our 3rd lockdown in Ontario and the personal struggles that both myself and Loveleen endured, I have to say I'm over it. When I look at the news and hear that only one-third of the Canadian population is vaccinated and the Covid variant is spreading like wildfire, the light we thought was at the end of the tunnel seems dim. What now? My friends, that's a great question, and I don't have an answer, and chances are, nor do you. Not hav
By Meesha Kamali The 7 chakras are the main energy centers of the body. If you have ever heard of “unblocking chakras,” that refers to the idea of opening up the pathways of energy to run through them freely. This will allow harmony to exist between the physical body, mind, and spirit. 1. Root Chakra (Muladhara) The root chakra represents our foundation. It sits at the base of the spine and gives us the feeling of being grounded. Mantra: "I can't grow from an unsteady foundat
Top 5 Superfoods to Add to Your Summer Diet! By Meesha Kamali Blueberries When: May through October. Why: Combat inflammation. Anthocyanins, the natural plant compounds that give blueberries their deep colour, may have antidiabetic effects. How: Pancakes, smoothies, fruit salads and frozen snacks! Watermelon When: May through August.
Why: Aside from the refreshing factor, watermelons have lycopene which is an effective weapon against prehypertension, a precursor to cardiovasc
By Meesha Kamali I am far too familiar with anxiety and have been affected by it for as long as I remember. It’s not easy and coming to a place where I can accept it has been quite empowering. When people meet me, they rarely believe that this bubbly, positive woman in front of them hits some very low lows regularly. I learned to put on a mask pretty well- not necessarily a good thing! This fast-paced world that we live in requires us to carry ourselves with a level of streng
In the late 90's I started working in the beauty and fashion industry. It had been a fantastic experience, but somewhere along the way, I lost my way when I lost my job in 2010. The funny thing is, during the ten years I worked, I secretly thought of what else or where else I could go, even though I had a position I loved working for THE makeup brand at the time. During that 7 years, I lived in survival mode—every decision I made reactionary. The first thing I did was get a