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My Seven Days of Gratitude

Hello everyone! today, I would like to share to you my practice of gratitude. This attitude has immensely taught me to be more conscious of myself and allowed myself to accept what simply is. And I am thankful for this practice because it has made my 2016 a most amazing year. Grateful for good friends and conversation that is real, vulnerable, honest, and inspiring. Grateful to reflect on the past years since and see how much positive growth and change I have made in my life. Grateful for those teachers and healers and friends that have supported my growth… you know who you are, to whom I owe so much personal growth and a whole cadre of new, amazing, soul-aligned friendships. Grateful to be more in touch with my feelings – crying, expressing anger, etc. – and holding myself gently, rather than immediately jumping to some trick to get me out of feeling. Grateful for meditation to be such a lighthouse in my life. And for the wonderful people I know, choosing to connect rather than remain cocooned …

Seasonal Coffee at Starbucks

Graham and sweet cream meet steamed milk and our signature espresso, then are finished off with a sprinkling of cinnamon graham crumbles for a less sweet perfect treat. – Starbucks For me, coffee is a must after a run, a walk or a hike. I make sure that all the calories I lose from my outdoor activities are immediately replaced. While it may seem funny to others, this is always the case for me. So today, after an especially strenuous 3-mile walk, I stopped by my Starbucks corner and ordered one of their newly released seasonal offerings, Toasted Graham Latte (TGL for short). Here is my usual dialogue with the familiar barista. Barista: Hi good morning, what can I get for you today? Me: TGL Grande, pumpkin cream cheese muffin and a feta cheese both on plates please. Barista: You want the muffin warmed up? Me: Yes please.. and can you make the TGL skinny? half syrup and easy on the whip please, and I’d like Pike Place as my base. Barista: We don’t put …

Coffee table mags

Kinfolk – discovering new things to make, cook and do. Darling – the art of being a woman Flow – for paper lovers. These three mags are my most frequent morning reads.

am back!

They say that when you love something, you have to fight for it. So, I’ve fought WP so hard to get this account back and yey! here I am again. And to break the silence off, here’s a little shameless self-promotion, I am featured on Flow’s tablet 2nd edition which focused on the joys of postcrossing and snail mailing. You can download the app from your iOS/Android tablets just by searching Flow Magazine and it just to let you know it is only for tablets, the app is too large for smartphones I’ve heard. 😦 And also, for those who’ve been following me for a while and would like to see me in your dashes still, you may need to un-follow and follow back ‘coz I’ve changed my WP url to namastechick. Sorry for the inconvenience. Lastly, how have you all been? I know I have a lot to catch up with, so pls. bear with me. 😀 btw, this is Prem from “after my coffee” now “days.” Namaste.

why gold?

Why is it called the Golden Gate Bridge? Well, this is a question that a lot of people ask themselves, including me when I first visited it a few years back. In fact, many San Francisco residents don’t know the story of the bridge’s name, so I’m not alone! you are not alone! Well, this term actually refers to the Golden Gate Strait which is the entrance to the San Fran Bay from the Pacific Ocean. Since the bridge straddles the Golden Gate Strait, it makes sense that it would be called the Golden Gate Bridge! A lot of folks believe that the Golden Gate Strait and Golden Gate Bridge were named after California’s famous gold rush, but this is not the case. The gold rush had nothing to do with the naming of the Golden Gate. It’s gold though! Those wondering “Why is it called the Golden Gate Bridge?” have probably noticed that the bridge is actually gold. Well, technically the bridge is painted a color called “orange vermilion,” which is also known as …