Deb’s India Blog

Debs India Blog - 2019 Nov 02 - Generosity

Love, Kindness, & Generosity

For me, the highlight of the trip was our visit to a small village with a traditional lifestyle. We were invited into her home, and she cooked us a traditional meal of chickpeas, roti, and curry…

Debs India Blog - 2019 Oct 31 - Joy


Joy is bubbling this morning as we start the bus journey to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal. We stopped into this coffee bar. The young man serving us was playing loud Bollywood music. We couldn’t help ourselves…

Debs India Blog - 2019 Oct 31 - Jaipur

Beginner’s Mind

On our first full day, I woke feeling rested and grateful to be back in India, exploring new territory. Approaching each day with a beginner’s mind, repeating many times during the day when asked a question, “I don’t know….”

Debs India Blog - 2019 Oct 27 - Diwali_billboard


Today is Diwali, the celebration of light and the destruction of the dark forces. Flowers, henna, small gifts, and a delicious dinner were joyfully shared with us. We’re off tomorrow for a walk with the children of the street…

Debs India Blog - 2018 Nov 29 - Waiting


The sun has set on my travels. Time to return to the western world, hopefully with an Indian mindset – slowly, slowly. Seven airports successfully managed – no small feat for those that know me…

Debs India Blog - 2018 Nov 25 - Anthonys Family - Full of Love

Full of Love

Our last Sunday here in Thekkady. Anthony from Chrisses Hotel, who is one of many staff that support us here, invited us to his Catholic Church for a festive celebration for children. We, of course, rode in a jeep…

Debs India Blog - 2018 Nov 16 - Practice

Daily Ritual

We have journeyed through our first week together since arriving in Thekkady. Three days of silence helped us to establish communion with ourselves and our tribe. Breaking the fast of silence…

Debs India Blog - 2018 Nov 10 - Cochin and Thekkady

Cochin and Thekkady

After three weeks on my own, I was so filled with joy to greet my friends. They arrived safely around 5:30 am after the driver drove in circles for a bit. Bonnie knew where to turn, but the driver persisted…