Third Culture Mothering

Blue Light

True strength is in the soul and the spirit… Two days after Eelan was born we were not the only ones to notice her yellow skin colour. Dr. Mann, the pediatrician who was on shift during her delivery was already monitoring this. Then her mandatory blood work came in. Like Gaia, she is an A- blood… Read More Blue Light

Spiritual Nourishment

The Purest Salt

From the great Himalayan Mountain, which stretches across Asia, we are blessed to get the most nurturing salt, PINK salt. Millions of years ago, crystallized sea salt beds were covered by lava. This process kept the salt in a pristine environment. As lava covered the salt formations, it protected these from modern-day pollutions. Suffice to… Read More The Purest Salt

Spiritual Nourishment

Raw Foodism

We think it’s a trend, perhaps it’s in fashion, but Raw foodism traces back to the late 1800s, when Maximilian Bircher-Benner, a doctor, discovered he could cure his own jaundice by eating raw apples. He then began a series of experiments testing the effects of raw food on human health, and the diet has continued to evolve.… Read More Raw Foodism

Spiritual Nourishment

Lychee Ceviche

In Colombia seafood Ceviche is a very typical dish. One of my favourite ones. For those who are not fans of raw fish or seafood, maybe allergies, this is a great vegan option. If you are in Asia, longan is a great option other than lychee. Which by the way children love for their sweetness.… Read More Lychee Ceviche

Spiritual Nourishment

Zucchini-Chilled Soup

I had no idea it was a fruit! Zucchini, also called courgette, has its origin in America and it comes in a scheme of yellow, light green or green colors. It is considered a summer squash and resembles a ridged cucumber with numerous tiny seeds. All parts of this fruit is edible and delicious. This large squash is produced… Read More Zucchini-Chilled Soup

Spiritual Nourishment

Lavender Lemonade

Research and several clinical studies have proved the psychological effects of lavender fragrance combined with physiological effects of volatile oils in the limbic system (system of nerves that control emotions). Lavender has shown to decrease anxiety following the Hamilton rating scale. Lavender oil possesses amazing anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antidepressant, and sedative properties. Adding this to lemonade… Read More Lavender Lemonade

Exotic Asia

The Unfortunate

Our first adventure with Southep was to a pagoda. We arrived at a temple which was in front of the King’s palace. As soon as he stopped a starving woman who was holding a diaper-less child approached me requesting money to feed him. All of a sudden I felt my motherhood shrivel up in tears.… Read More The Unfortunate