Category health

What are our plans for summer 2017?

“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.” ― Yoko Ono Daily Goals: eat well + sleep enough (the basic needs that I did not enjoy sufficiently in Spring 2017 according to my beloved mother) […]

Why is La Sagrada Familia magical to us?

La Sagrada Familia is the most visited monument in Barcelona, the second-most populous city in Spain. Its construction started in 1882 and has been ongoing for 135 years as of the year 2017. When its construction is completed (target 2026, i.e. a century after the death of Antoni Gaudi), La Sagrada Familia will be the […]

What must we know about plastic?

On 20170129, I was disappointed to notice that the newly purchased breastshields for the breast pump have discolored [1]. While pumping mother’s milk for Little Princess, the pump (and its essential accessories) and the milk are analogous to the goose and golden eggs. They are precious! I also realized that while living in the desert, […]

What are quick and easy soup recipes?

Since one of my former mentors (bosses) commented that my current assignment in Spring 2017 as “one hell of a lot of [insert any form of working e.g. presenting, reviewing, reading, attending meeting, etc]…:-(“, I must be smarter and more creative in supplying my body with nutrients. Like oatmeal [2], fenugreek (methi), sesame seed, water, […]

How to deal with persistent pain?

In Winter 2016, I still endure postpartum pain daily at multiple sites: cesarean wounds especially at the edges, engorgement, back pain especially upper back and shoulder pain, and headache when I suffer from sleep deprivation as I need to both care for Little Princess and work. I seek inspirations from career women globally who can […]

How to sleep anywhere and anytime when we need to sleep?

On 20161210, I would have only less than three hours of sleep in 24 hrs. This challenge has prompted me to seriously learn how to sleep anywhere and anytime when we need to sleep. Before that, I have faced many sleeping challenges. In Summer 2007, my sister and I slept at the Bangkok airport while […]

How to persevere?

On 20161209, after the first skype with Little Princess, I thought of the following: You don’t know how persevered you can be until you have no other choices but being persevered. One of Little Prince’s favorite story in Summer 2016 was XiaoWanDou, the little bean that persevered in a foreign land, continued to live regardless […]