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What Stage of the Pandemic are We in?

By Vega Subramaniam

Dateline: Blursday, Marchtober, 2020. (Still 2020. I’m so…so sorry.)

Remember in early March when we were told things like that the gym would be closed “for the next two weeks”? And we maybe even believed that in … Read More

17 Jul '20

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How to Go About Daily Business in the Midst of the Greatest Uncertainty We’ve Ever Faced

By Vega Subramaniam

I know there’s a lot of variation in how we’re experiencing Life right now. Me, I’m pretty terrified, I have to say. I worry about my parents. Mala worries about her mom. We worry about each other, … Read More

Through the Lens of One South Asian for Black Lives

By Vega Subramaniam

My mom and I immigrated here from India in 1968 (my dad preceded us in 1966), solely as a result of the 1965 Immigration and Naturalization Act. Which means I owe my life and my bounty here … Read More

Mental Health Awareness Month and Us

By Vega Subramaniam

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. To my fellow travelers along our bumpy, shifting, treacherous path of survival, I see you and salute you.

Job loss, financial stress, and social isolation: three of the biggest predictors of … Read More

Ignore Your Intuition at Your Own Peril

By Vega Subramaniam

Mala always tells me that I have a really strong intuition. And I’m inclined to agree with her. I remember when we searched for a place to live together for the first time in 2000. We had … Read More

Apparently, It’s a GOOD Thing to Be a Screw-Up

By Vega Subramaniam

“Embrace failure.”

Most of us are probably familiar with this appeal: to embrace failure. To not feel bad about ourselves for failing, to not let failure stop us. To see failing as a vital component of learning, … Read More

Surviving in the Age of Constant Distraction

By Vega Subramaniam

A couple months ago, I shared my deliberations about the fog I was in, that Mala was in, that I see a lot of people in our movements in. And since that time, not only has the … Read More

11 Aug '19

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When Am I Going to Wake UP?

By Vega Subramaniam

I sometimes have this sense that I, and almost everyone I meet, is walking around in some sort of fog or half-consciousness. Mala and I were bonding on this the other day. She’s got a lot happening … Read More

“High-Potential” vs “Great”

By Vega Subramaniam

As I was reading a blog post recently by Scott Eblin, titled, “How to Have Your Best Week,” I was struck by something. In one paragraph, he writes, “All of the great leaders set and enforce personal … Read More

Gatekeeping versus Belongingness

By Vega Subramaniam

A few weeks ago, I talked about why I find the notion of “imposter syndrome” uncomfortable.

During a panel on which I presented last September, I mentioned my discomfort when clients brought up “imposter syndrome,” and my … Read More