My book of poetry, "Stripping- My fight to find Me" is a story of the triumph of the human spirit. It is a story of our deep need for connection and the infinite power of love to heal.

I am energy. I am infinity. But I am also a poet, author, artist. wife, mother, sleep doctor, and attachment and complex childhood trauma survivor. I healed only when I understood I was broken, not a victim. I learnt that everything I needed was within me. And that my inner life was the essence and driving force of my existence.

Where did Self Love Self Care First® come from?

I needed to find meaning in my suffering so I kept thinking, “What truth did I come out of this journey with? How can I share what I know in forms other than what I receive through my poetry? What is the most foundational and fundamental truth about human existence that I discovered to be true in my suffering? That is where SLSCF® comes from.

I discovered that if we do not know our truth, we cannot love ourselves. The pain and suffering of our lives, the false external messages about life, success and achievement that we receive, and the projections and imposed expectations of others we are subjected to, mangle our truth, distract us from our destined path, and cut deep into our body, mind, and soul. They cause us to not pay attention to ourselves, and to how we live our lives. These feelings and beliefs descend into our unconscious and become habitual patterns that hijack our lives.

SelfLoveSelfCareFirst® is the journey of truthful self-examination and acceptance of our truth. Only when we are ready to find value, love, and compassion for our true selves do we begin to live free.

This blog is a celebration of love, stillness, growth, joy, discovery, and the truth. The conversation is honest, the topics are varied, the perspectives are from many angles, but the common thread weaving the discussions together is Self Love Self Care First®.

You are not moving towards any light. There is no light out there. It is inside you. You must move inwards- not outwards to look for it. No one can guide you there. Only you can give yourself the permission to embark on this journey. Only you can reclaim yourself.

Your freedom is in your hands.


Monday, January 17, 2022

Daring to Dream: The Radical Imagination of a New Generation


It's Sunita here.

Daring to Dream: The Radical Imagination of a New Generation

MLK DAY is a day of reflection for us to reimagine reality based on the fact that every human being deserves the same opportunities to live a safe, productive, fulfilling, and happy life with respect and dignity.

A single note is just that- a single note.

A single ingredient is just that- a single ingredient. But when we bake, we bring different and multiple ingredients of a recipe together which creates a sweet delight!

Society is no different. 

Celebration of Diversity brings us to the sweet spot of progress and harmony. Everything we do has a better response and result when we work together. We all have contributions to make and must have the freedom and encouragement to do so.

These cookies I make are called ‘Warm Hugs’. They have oatmeal and cinnamon. Raisins of 3 kinds, and cranberries. Dried figs and apricots. Brown sugar and granulated sugar. Butter. Baking powder. Salt. All purpose flour.

If I skip any one ingredient, they don’t taste as good. And even though the amount of baking soda is minuscule compared to the oatmeal in this recipe, it’s impact on the result is massive. Basically, the cookies will flop if I miss the baking soda.

As people, we must acknowledge that although we look or seem different, we are all part of one recipe. And that recipe is simply one of all of us being human.
I have a dream.- Martin Luther King

Until next time,  

With the wish that your conversation revolves around love,

Because what else is there to talk about?


For those of you who may want to make a Warm Hug, here is the recipe. 

1/2 pound butter (2 sticks) (at room temperature)

3/4 cup light brown sugar

1/3 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs (at room temperature)

1 tablespoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

3 cups old fashioned Oats

1 1/2 cups raisins and diced dry fruits of your choice

Heat your oven to 350 degrees F. Beat together the butter and sugars till creamy, and then add the eggs and vanilla. Beat well. Add the combined, and preferably sifted flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix well. Stir in oats, raisins, and dried fruits. Mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake about 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Cool for 1 minute on cookie sheet. Then remove to further cool on a wire rack.

This recipe has been personalized a bit by me to my tastes, but appears on inside of the Quaker Oats container in it's original form. The photo of Dr. Martin Luther King is from an unknown source to me. If someone knows who the photographer is, I would love to learn more and give credit to them by name.

#MLK day #dream #unity #equality #diversity #fair society #humanity #compassion #kindness #oatmeal cookies #warm hugs #happy weekend #baking

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