Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles Did you smile today? Mon, 03 Aug 2020 04:04:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles 32 32 The Friendship List by @susanmallery #BookReview Sat, 01 Aug 2020 03:56:32 +0000 The Friendship List by Susan Mallery Book Review

I am delighted to be part of the book tour for The Friendship List by Susan Mallery. Heartfelt thanks to Netgalley for the advance review copy. The Friendship List: A Novel by Susan Mallery On Sale Date: August 4, 2020 Genre: Fiction / Romance / Contemporary Pages: 384 About the book Already a worldwide success in mass market and trade paperback formats, Susan Mallery’s newest hardcover is an emotional, witty, and heartfelt story about two best friends who are determined to help one another shake things up and live life to the fullest…only to discover that possibilities are everywhere–especially in the most unexpected of places. Ellen and Unity have been best friends basically since birth, but they couldn’t be more different. Unity married her childhood sweetheart just after high school and became an Army wife, moving from base to base…until her husband’s shocking death in the line of duty leaves her a widow. Grief-stricken, it’s time for Unity to come back home to Ellen—the only person she can trust to help her rebuild her life. But Ellen has troubles of her own. Boys never seemed to notice Ellen…until one got her pregnant in high school and disappeared. Her son is now […]

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Adapting to change and changing to adapt Fri, 31 Jul 2020 18:01:00 +0000 Adapting to change changing to adapt

Change is good, but adapting to change is also hard. Last week I felt a little more overwhelmed than usual and wrote a post – I may look okay but I am not really okay. I felt a bit better afterwards and decided the best way to get over it is to keep myself busy. Life goes on If there’s one thing I’ve learned, no matter what, it is the fact that life does go on. Even as I tried to look at all the silver linings, I’ve been cooking, cleaning, eating, exercising, sleeping, reading books, and binge-watching shows. And feeling grateful for my family who is always supportive and tackles me with their unique sense of humor. Lockdown In the meantime, we had another total lockdown for a little over a week. The numbers are steadily high, though, and we’re staying home. Crazy situation – don’t know when it will all settle down. I am guessing we are going to live with this situation at least till the end of the year until it is considered safe to resume what we used to call “normal” life. How are you adapting to change? And oh! son’s college has asked the students […]

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Healthy Kids, Healthy Nation – A look at Nestlé Healthy Kids commitment to care Tue, 28 Jul 2020 15:12:46 +0000 Nestle Healthy Kids Program 1

Nestlé Healthy Kids Program is focused on Healthy Kids, Healthy Nation! If there’s one thing that makes a brand really attractive, besides its quality products, it is the brand’s sense of social responsibility and commitment to giving back to society. I was thrilled to hear about Nestlé’s Healthy Kids Program that has been active for over a decade now. Did you know? According to the latest research (pdf, 7Mb), 49 million children under the age of 5 are wasted (low weight for height), and almost 17 million are severely wasted. There are also 149 million children who are stunted (a low height for age) and 40 million who are overweight or obese. To help us overcome this global challenge, it’s important for children to follow a healthy diet from a young age. With India having over a third of the world’s malnourished children, the Nestlé Healthy Kids Program is a relevant program, that is aimed at educating adolescents (10 to 17 years) on subjects, health and nutrition. The program focuses strongly on the following: Creating and raising awareness about good nutrition practices, healthy eating habits and following a balanced diet A unique initiative called Sports for Development (S4D) which involves the […]

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