Sometimes as a parent of an autistic child you come to a point where your child starts asking questions that you have a hard time answering. One would think that answering a ques[...]
I miss the old "me;" the "me" who was fit and used to exercise regularly.
I miss going hiking; sinking myself in the beauty of a mountain and the serenity at the top.
Immigration REALLY stirs people right now. People are outraged, offended, and living in fear of what the dangerous immigration population will do to our country. They feel the im[...]
It irks me every time a person comments on a photograph of a slim person and says that they need a cheeseburger, or on a photograph of a thick girl and calls her a cow…it truly i[...]
What is the relation between Chan and brain health? What is the relation between Kungfu and brain health?
I was recently invited by a famous brain hospital in Shanghai, China,[...]
(This is an excerpt from Robert's new book, Bliss from the Inside Out: How to Feel Good and Find God.)
God is the great unknown. God is impossible to know intellectually. You [...]
A real dark night sky is a tonic for the soul. That’s why in the weeks following a diagnosis that I was growing cancerous tumours, feeling overwhelmed with it all, like an Indian[...]
The question “who am I?” has come up many times in the lives of many individuals. Being a black person, especially, comes with a lot of questions as to your cultural identity. If[...]
Late last night I was cruising around on Pinterest because hey I'm a boring 30-something mom and that's what I do when I can't sleep. Which, by the way, is every night, meaning t[...]
Ok, this post is way different from the first one, but I don't see why that should stop me from sharing it anyway...The 24th October 2014 marked another historic moment (for me a[...]
When people meet me, they often want to know what I do and so I tell them that I’m a Zoologist, researching animal behaviour.
“That must be really interesting,” they often say[...]
I came out to my best friend on November 22nd, 2013. The above video is a short synopsis of my coming out story as well as a message of hope for anyone out there who is strugglin[...]
Why are you still single?
I get this question a lot. My guy friends ask me not to mention I'm single when a guy asks me out simply because people are not gonna believe a prett[...]
My name is Brian. In 1990, I was born to a South African Indian mother and a Ugandan father in Mthatha, a small city located in the hilly region of what is still often referred t[...]
We had a big fight with our 17-year-old daughter Casey that weekend in January, 2008 – yelling, crying, slamming doors, saying ugly things we didn’t really mean. A typical teenag[...]
Just last week, my mom lost one of her closest friends to Ebola. Aunty M, as she is fondly called, worked at the 34 military hospital at Wilberforce in Freetown, Sierra Leone, fi[...]
I was on holiday in Freetown last August when the King Jimmy Bridge collapsed. A few days before that unfortunate accident, I was travelling along Hill Cut Road and was shown ano[...]
It is no doubt that gender hierarchy exists in African cultures. Women are forced to show deference and honour to their male counterparts who normally eat the most meat in the ho[...]
I was nineteen years old the first time I questioned my religion. It was New Year's Eve, 2001. My sister had chosen that night to tell me she was gay. I wasn't shocked; I had eve[...]
For as long as I can remember, I've had a burning curiosity to explore and to understand our planet and the life that inhabits it. When I was young, my mind [...]
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