When life gets dark and you can’t see the light

When life gets dark and you can’t see the light

I have always been a very happy, positive person and have had a great attitude to life. I live every moment in the best way I am able. However, I made certain choices in life that set me off on a different  journey that at times took me to very dark places. I learnt...

12 weeks – Use it to Lose it Challenge

12 weeks – Use it to Lose it Challenge

I am re-sharing this post from last year, with minor edits for us to take on this challenge again. Yay girls, let's do this. Thank you for joining me on my journey. Again, just to remind you all, I am not a doctor nor a nutritionist.  This is not a diet nor a...

EITHER YOU DO, OR YOU DONT. THERE IS NO IN-BETWEEN

EITHER YOU DO, OR YOU DONT. THERE IS NO IN-BETWEEN

This is so true. When you commit to something, you either do it, or you don't. There is simply no in-between. When you even contemplate an 'in-between' and indulge yourself with excuses, you don't achieve what you set out to, in the first place. I refrain from using...

Don’t Think It Will Never Happen To You

Don’t Think It Will Never Happen To You

Growing up, I had a different kind of struggle with my weight. If anything, I was constantly teased about the 'lack of fat' on my bones. A big point of discussion at family gatherings of course. 'Who will marry you'?, 'Oh, look at you, how thin you are, doesn't your...

Turn Winter Blues to Green

Turn Winter Blues to Green

Most of us know that winter is a dreadful time for those facing the challenges of weight. It's harder to get out and exercise, and even harder to not succumb to the temptations of hot fries, oily fried food, take-aways and all those indulgences. My old self used to...

LIVING MY WILDEST DREAM, HALF MARATHON (21 KMS) IN 18 WEEKS

LIVING MY WILDEST DREAM, HALF MARATHON (21 KMS) IN 18 WEEKS

My story so far: So those of you who have followed my journey would know how difficult it was for me that time in 2012, when I was very ill. Walking 5 minutes was a huge effort, let alone the thought of running. It was only going to get worse, and possibly result in...

When I Contemplated Gastric Bypass

When I Contemplated Gastric Bypass

It was July 2012. I have had enough. My doctor had just diagnosed me with Diabetes Type 2, along with other serious health complications as well. I had written my own death warrant, I felt, by leading a very poor lifestyle and taking my life for granted. I needed to...

Is Forty an age to die? Diabetes can kill.

Is Forty an age to die? Diabetes can kill.

Is 40  an age to die? I wasn't ready then, I am not ready now. I grew up in a family that constantly battled diabetes. I lost two wonderful young cousins to complications of diabetes.  It's in our genes - aunts, uncles, cousins, even my mother, who passed last October...

It’s crazy how we abuse ourselves to run away from abus​e!

It’s crazy how we abuse ourselves to run away from abus​e!

Why do we do self harm and abuse ourselves when we feel abused? There is no one in this world who can claim not to feel pain.  The circumstances and situations  differ,  the magnitude of our pain may differ and the way we deal with pain will...

Raga Olga D’silva’s book is titled Untold Lies but it might well be called Told Truths. Her storyoems are truthful to the core. A voice that deserves to be heard…whether in prose or poetry.

Wendell Rodricks

Fashion Designer

The best thing in life is “love” and yet there is “fear” always attached to it. That is the irony of life. And love. In these beautiful poems and stories or should I say “storyoems”, Raga Olga D’Silva brings out the beauty of these two emotions in a poignant and evocative manner, in words simply told. Perhaps a first of its kind, this collection is heart-warming.”

Nandita C Puri

Author (Nine On Nine, Two Worlds and Unlikely hero: Om Puri)

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