The power of love

This year begun with a hiccup. A health challenge in my family, which shook my world.
Plans, resolutions and calendar appointments were suddenly erased. Nothing was more important than restoring my dad’s health. Daddy instantly became my prime project.
Endless research, gathering and processing information, accessing doctors worldwide through great friends, and educating myself was crucial. I gathered all of my knowledge in wellness, nutrition, natural remedies, reached out to my wellness warriors and began to transport all that to my daddy every day. Sprinkled with love, and an insatiable desire to heal him.
–      Mung beans sprinkled with turmeric
–      An all-green diet
–      Juicing
–      Positive thinking
–      Visualization
–      Crystal therapy
Precious, priceless moments cherished. Every day, every moment.
Love given unconditionally without taking anything for granted- not any longer.
The power of love is wondrous: a smile, a kiss, words which empower and inspire.
“Here’s a juice made with love, daddy. A juice which only allures health and wellness.”
“There’s a dash of cinnamon on your oats today! Can you taste that?”
“You just need to get a little bit stronger before we can cross that finish line, hand in hand.”
Lean on me daddy. As it’s the least I can offer for all those times when I leaned on you to become the woman I am today. A woman, who’s proud enough to say:
You are my hero, my wellness warrior, my inspirer… my gem of a daddy!

About Mahi S

I was born on the island of Cyprus in 1971. For years, I lived the life of a nomad: I grew up in the Arab Gulf, finished high school in Cyprus, then went to the U.S. for five remarkable, life-changing years of study and work in public relations. With every change of home, I was confronted with the challenge of separation and the issue of identity, but ultimately the rewarding experience of interacting with people of different cultures has informed my life ever since. It inspired me to create an ideal setting wherever I found myself, to live meaningfully and use passion as the main ingredient in my life. I run to keep myself motivated and to fire the kind of creative thinking that keeps me balanced and content. But it’s also an ongoing challenge: since 1999, I have completed 17 half-marathons, which I try to run in a different city every time. In fact, running and travel are the two pillars of my life philosophy: “Travel is fascinating, whether it’s about a series of mesmerizing destinations or a journey within myself”. “Running keeps me sane, motivated and focused!” Right now, I am focusing on promoting my new book, ‘A squirrel in your kitchen’ an e-cookbook with quick, easy and delicious recipes (and anecdotes) from dearest friends around the world. I am also hoping to experience the fascinating challenge of a full marathon in 2016; in Athens or New York. We’ll see!

6 responses »

  1. Dear Mahi,
    I began my day with your moving post and I thank you so much for sharing your experience. All my prayers and best wishes are with you and your family during this difficult time. Your love and devotion to him is the best healing remedy there is. Big hug from the frozen apple.
    xox Kathy

  2. Dear Mahi, I wish you, your father, and your family best wishes and a quick recovery. I know all will go well. You are very strong, so you must get that strength from your parents, so stay positive. It will go ok. LOL

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