Are you feeling a little low lately? Me too! You know what? That is okay. No matter who we are we all go through periods where we feel less than our best. Feeling happy, confident, and sexy every single moment of the day takes a lot of mindfulness. Without lows, we could never appreciate the highs. Everything in life is cyclical, including emotions, and emotions are never right or wrong they simply exist. When I need a spiritual pick me up I turn inward and reflect on what ha
Let’s face it - we all need money! It is not possible to survive as human beings in the modern world without money. While there is a lot of talk about how to make money and how to invest money, very little time is spent talking about the beliefs we have about money collectively and individually. Money is an energy, and spending money is exchanging energy. Many of our ideologies regarding money come from ideas, and even superstitions we have learned from family, friends, and o
After my arranged marriage ended it took a lot of self-work to get back into the world of dating and relationships. Like yourself, I have gone through my fair share of heartbreaks. I know how tough ending a relationship can be. A break up is one of the hardest events we go through in life. A few years ago I went through the worst break up I have ever had! After doing a lot of personal development work after my divorce I had a long term romance with someone who I thought was t
If you have been following along the Sexy Brilliant journey, you may have heard me mention that I am divorced but what many of you may not know is that my husband was chosen for me - yes, you heard right - I was in a traditional marriage! Arranged marriages are fairly common in India. In fact, my parents' 35-year long relationship is the result of an arranged marriage. The families met through common friends and decided to turn the meeting into a matrimonial alliance. My pare
I grew up believing that I could not travel alone. I thought that traveling was something you did with your significant other, family or friends. It was instilled in me by friends, family, and the news that that traveling alone was dangerous. As an Indian woman, this fear was ever present in my mind because of the number of violent attacks, assaults, and rapes that happen in India every year. India is considered to be the most dangerous country in the world for violent crimes
Radio Interview by Walt Grassl of "Stand Up and Speak Up" As I was browsing Facebook or Instagram, I don’t remember which, I saw Devina Kaur and her Sexy Brilliant brand. What the heck is Sexy Brilliant? Her smiling photos and her philosophy of life led me to wonder … maybe she would be a good guest on my radio show, Stand Up & Speak Up. As I followed her, what intrigued me the most … yes, more than the brilliant … more than the sexy … was her living an authentic, unapologeti
The New New Age: “Spiritual But Not Religious” "Spirituality can be a very narcissistic thing. People get caught up in retrieving the treasure, but they neglect to bring it back to the tribe." When religion fails to meet your needs, vague spirituality is enticing, but is it the answer? By Katherine Gougeon Devina Kaur always had trouble falling into step with her religion. Raised in a Sikh community near Bangladesh, Kaur was pressured by her extended family to behave and dres
As New Year’s fireworks are abruptly replaced by seemingly GIGANTIC boxes of heart-shaped chocolates with “cutesy” messages like “Sweethearts Forever” and “To My One and Only,“ for those of us flying solo those sentiments translate to “Good luck to all you singles out there!” Dating site memberships surge as singles desperately search for a Valentine’s date to fit into a ONE-DAY holiday that sends a very prominent, inaccurate, and sometimes cruel message: Single is not okay.