My Guest Blog with Karen Ingalls

Do Visit the link to my Guest Blog with Karen Ingalls the Author of ‘Outshine’ – An Ovarian Cancer Memoir.

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Hoping our books ‘Outshine’ and ‘From the Silence Within’ reach out and touch your soul….



“Of Fleeting thoughts” 1st Oct’2015

‘Of Fleeting thoughts’    … 1st Oct’2015


Drifting from fleeting thoughts.

Trying to clear those sifting memories.

On a voyage onto the unknown.

Moving on, trying to catch time.



Feeling those moments of days gone by.

Trying to fathom the meaning of unspoken words.

Of eyes that spoke all, yet couldn’t be heard.

Journeying the passages and moments in a bid to catch a glimpse of time.


The time that stands still yet in some corner of my heart.

Whilst I move on trying to make art.

Searching for more meanings in unspoken words.

Knowing well, it was a mirage.


Why does the heart falter and skip a beat  ?

Journeying into the depths of the mind.

Is it that we share the same thoughts ?

Are we on the same frame of time ?


Or is this too a passing fleeting thought ?

Where the heart and soul  seek the truth that eludes.

Waiting for a sign, a hope, a glimmer of light.

So I can move on with heart, body mind and soul intact.

© Madhavi Mohandas Sood aka Madhavi Sood   1/10/2015

Leap out with Faith … 27th Feb’2016

I wrote this poem ‘Leap out with faith’ knowing very well it is a leap year and just as time makes a leap, I too would be able to make and leap out with Faith leaving all my problems be…

Source: Leap out with Faith … 27th Feb’2016

Leap out with Faith … 27th Feb’2016

Leap out with Faith …. 27th Feb’2016

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I will leap out with faith, leaving all my problems behind.

Onto new horizons, new frontiers of a different kind.

Today, I will make that final lunge.

With hope and faith, I shall take the plunge.


So unto unknown lands, my soul will fly.

Soaring with the wind,high in the sky.

With a silent prayer in my heart.

Surely, I will get a head start.


I will leap out today.

And be steadfast on my way.

With hope and love burning in my soul.

I will come out unscathed shining whole.


Keeping this fire within me aflame.

I will rise to much glory and fame.

Bowing today with hope and faith.

I will leap out of all my fears.


I will leap out ahead and make my path, my own mark.

I will leap out with faith, leaving all my problems behind…

© Madhavi Mohandas Sood aka Madhavi Sood  27/2/2016.









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Creative Reflections…

As I get back to typing (writing) this post a myriad of thoughts traverse my mind… So many reflections from the cherished past, the ongoing present and many latent dreams of the future whiz by; spurring me onto my keyboard. I am growing a bit fond of this old keyboard and its clackety sounds whilst I sit upright at my desktop punching in the keys and penning down what I had been wanting to, for a long time now… Do forgive my gibberish musings as I have with great heaving, pushed that ‘writer’s block’ aside !! (eeks, I don’t even want to mention the dreaded two words !! ). So here I go, on my Creative Reflections, trying to make a splash onto that fountain which had been eluding me all this while; took just a certain mood to sit down tight and write … Trying to create ripples as I go on… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   So where shall I begin ? Let’s see, the time when somehow the words that needed to be expressed had to pour forth, till my heart and mind could not bear it any more and I felt if I did not express, surely my grey matter and white matter would simlply become no matter !!  🙂 One morning, I was in the middle of my Communication skills Training Sessions. We were discussing on how following and nurturing creative pursuits leads us to happiness. rainbowimages I was explaining to my Corporate Students (from all walks  and Management levels) something that I have firmly come to believe in- “it is the soul that needs nourishment in the form of good occupation and needs to follow a creative pursuit and whilst doing so one can feel complete freedom and true happiness”. The seeking could be anything, maybe a simple act of giving or creating a design or singing or even strumming the guitar or perhaps writing one’s memoir or penning down poetry, or painting and sketching Or even gardening and tending to a nursery or even making the latest gadget or a program or whipping out a delicacy for one’s loved ones. And all this done with the one intention of expressing oneself. That and the act of creativity, truly gives one freedom to just be oneself, and that in turn gives us happiness. creativitydownload       creativtyimages Someone in the audience asked me, “So do you think people who aren’t creative lead eventually unhappy lives?”. I looked at the participant straight in the eyes and slowly answered, trying to be as gentle as I could, ” Have you ever watched children growing up?” kidsimages “Yes! Of course, I have a very naughty son and daughter.” “So have you ever seen them telling you ever that they feel sad ?”, I asked. “No, on the contrary they are busy spending their time playing or fighting or sometimes making up with themselves and playing make-believe games, running around the house”. “They are occupied in all these activities, learning how to deal with themselves and also that’s the main reason they are happy”, I added explaining why it was imperative for one to do that certain one creative activity which would bring in satisfaction and happiness.   No matter what one’s occupation, if one can take out those few moments spent in Nature or harnessing one’s creative talent then surely each day would find us better than yesterday. Those who aren’t aware of their true hidden talents and skills just roll on from day to day,  trying to stay afloat whereas they could surely seek happiness just by doing their work differently. And this in my opinion, will lead them on to discovering their true talents. waterfall Creative Reflections …. For Life is like an ever cascading water fall ; The water falls down, ebbs out and flows away. Making paths, traversing lands unknown all the way. Yet remains ever fresh through bubbly brooks…   Splashing waves, rippling out; creating waves. Moving on to those promising lands. Creative reflections of past, present and future. As I pen down verses on Mother Nature.   Emanating energy as it gushes down. Leaving a mark as it moves on. Pouring forth fresh from deep within. Flowing, Nurturing, nourishing as it flows… © Madhavi Mohandas Sood  April’2015

Coming back to Writing again after a long Writer’s block! For the joy of Writing!

Coming back to Writing again after a long Writer’s block! For the joy of Writing!.

Coming back to Writing again after a long Writer’s block! For the joy of Writing!

Writing again after a long Writer's block

Writing again after a long Writer’s block

I am actually re-visiting all those places and doing all those activities that once inspired me to write.

Holding my pen fondly against the crisp, white sheet of paper, I day dream of the times when my words would overflow like a cascade, sometimes meander and at other times burst out in waves of inspiration.

Each time I sat down and penned verses or jotted down that fleeting thought ; my restless mind felt calmed and at times I felt as if a heavy burden that I had been inadvertently carrying for too long enough, had slowly been lifted off my chest…

I felt overjoyed each time a verse, a poem or a story and an article sprung to life!

For those moments, I am ever grateful to Lord Ganesha, my creator and the spirit divine and Light for always shining the light onto my path which seemed rather turbulent and an uphill climb and to bless me with words and ideas that sparkled like crystal clear water on an ever gushing fountain of thoughts that simply flowed on, paving its own path, making its own destiny and reaching out to souls across time and space; forever broadening my horizons and enriching and warming my heart, keeping it aglow with happiness …

Thanking all those who listened and suggested ways of beating this Writer’s block which was more than a year and a half long. Though I would like to call it a sabbatical as I got into Training and Teaching and reaching out to the youth and people in ways that I cannot still fathom, helping them shine!

On this note, I would like to add that this journey into Training had started quite some time back and I had the good fortune to Train people from all levels in the Corporates and in Colleges.

I realized more than anything else that I too am a Learner despite conducting Workshops, Lectures, etc. and I enjoy this realm of Life too!

Getting back to Writing has been as sudden as when I was suddenly short of words to pen down although I was more able to voice my thoughts across, conduct seminars and organise events…

I think somewhere I was missing this part of ‘me’ ; for I could pen down much faster words more eloquently than I could quote them to an audience!

Nevertheless, for now I’m glad I am back onto my blog and the Written Word once again and slowly and surely would be able to pen verses and poems, stories and articles once again! 🙂

For now, I am living thsi moment and relishing the written word once again.

Ever Grateful to the Divine,

For the Joy of Writing

For the Joy of Writing


Yours truly,

Madhavi Mohandas Sood

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