The Ginni Blog

From Award-winning journalist Ginni Saraswati

MONDAY MOCHA WITH CLAUDE SILVER

Kicking of the first of The Monday Mocha Series today. It’s a chance to have a break from my Aunties, Ammi and 170 cousins and hear the journey of an inspiring individual from some part of the world. As you all know, I love talking. A lot. It’s very apparent with the regular Wednesday podcasts.…

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#10 NO SPEAK ENGLISH

When door to door salesmen or Jehovas Witness’ would knock on our door, instead of engaging in the conversation and assertively saying, “No, Thank you,” in speaking her truth, Ammi used to just claim that she, “No Speak English.” I’ve found that daily, there are situations that can bring us discomfort and that yucky feeling…

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WHEN YOU TALK A LOT

I used to be very quiet in my pre-teen years. I was the quiet, unassuming student; the one that would be called “oh so obedient,” during parent/teacher interviews. Even in my first month of kindergarten, I was so shy that the teachers tried to get me to talk by distracting me with sesame street toys and…

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THE ORIGINAL GAYS: A HOLIDAY GUIDE TO FAMILY EVENTS

If you’re someone who identifies as LGBTIQ and are from a very traditional and conservative family like mine – the holiday season can sometimes drum up a bit of anxiety and awkwardness. While we all are finishing up work, school or are trying to squeeze in parties, packing, shopping and cooking; the last thing we…

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#9 BUILDING WALLS

Over the past three weeks, the world has been either in a state of shock, fear…some are seeking to be positive and others are just in a total state of W.T.F. I didn’t want to make this podcast about politics, but instead I wanted to use what was going on around us to take time…

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#8 FINDING YOUR TRIBE

We’ve seen dynamic duos, fantastic friendship groups and the people you call “ride or die.” Sometimes, these people come in and out of your life, some of them stay for a season but it’s evident that each relationship we have in our life is for a reason. Over the years, I’ve been blessed to share…

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#7 OPEN UP THE PRESENT

It’s an election special….and I’m sure some of us are a little worried? How many times a day do you worry? What do you actually worry about? Do these worries always come true? Sometimes we tend to focus our energy, our thoughts and our times on things and circumstances that don’t actually exist or happen.…

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#6 : DISCONNECT TO RECONNECT

Do you take your phone into the bathroom with you? We are now in an era where we have more communication streams than ever before. Each day as technology advances, more gadgets are advanced and invented – our dependence on a devise increases, but our focus on actively interacting and communicating effortlessly decreases. Gone are…

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#5 A MASSAGE TO REMEMBER

A massage is a very personal experience. We allow someone into our personal space and are at full trust that they will honour and protect our personal space just as much as we do. Although, from time to time, and hopefully not too often, we encounter those who either do not have an idea of…

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#4 LIVING LA VIDA CREATIVE

Everyone has a a creative streak in them. Some of us either lose it along the way because we become distracted with our 9 to 5 job or career path and some of us forget about that part of us, altogether. When we are in touch with our inner child, our creativity soars. Creativity doesn’t…

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