Every goodbye leads to a new hello!

           Where does the time go? Some days time stands still, and other days it just fly’s by and I reflect in utter confusion. On my last day, I took care of some last minute errands and finished up some laundry before heading out to buy some “Prasad” (a devotional offering…

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Embrace the mystery…

             I had no idea how many volunteers would be here, how it was run or what my role would be. Like I said from the beginning, I am here to serve, to give back in any way possible with my hands and my heart. I didn’t need to know…

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The Untouchables…

            Ramana’s Garden provides a loving home for 68 kids and a free school for over 120 children. It was founded 18 years ago by Dr. Prabavati Dwabha, an American woman from Colorado Springs, CO.  In addition, it provides the children with nutritious meals, promotes creativity, expression and vocational skills for…

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A journey to the Himalayas…

Rise & Shine!               Whenever I have early travel plans, I have a difficult time sleeping as I am paranoid that I will sleep through my alarm (yes, I am the girl that sets 3 alarms). I left my room at 5:30am and headed to the New Delhi Railway…

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Are you afraid???

…..of DYING??   Death, a touchy subject for many and not one that we talk about openly. This is an up close and personal experience I had witnessing death in a completely different way than ever before while volunteering at Mother Teresa’s hospice in Calcutta. Seeing the eastern perspective and views about death makes me that…

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A day in our shoes…

                When we enter the gate at Prem Dan, I can finally stop holding my breath after the intense, in-your-face-walk (check out pictures from the previous blog). I was surprise at how organized things were and was glad that there was always work to be done. There isn’t…

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Mother Teresa’s Charity

**No Photo’s are allowed at Mother House (only her tomb). At my project “Prem Dan,” I got permission to take some on my last day** Missionaries of Charity This charity was founded by Mother Teresa in 1950. She was a Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary who lived most of her life in India. Missionaries…

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Boarding to Kolkata!

Project #3 I stuck out like a sore thumb on this flight. It was quite an entertaining experience to say the least. There was a HUGE family traveling together that literally took up 1/3 of the plane who played musical chairs for about 20 minutes. When they finally sat, their appetizer session began. Snacks started…

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There’s no EASING into India…

      India has an agenda of its own. Most experience a love/hate relationship and I have found that the more you embrace the chaos (it will push EVERY one of your buttons) the more miracles you will experience. It’s like an initiation, forcing you out of your comfort zone, stretching you in every…

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