The good and bad parts of being torn between cultures

I still remember the day I asked my mom if I could attend my white friend’s birthday sleepover. I barely got to the end of the sentence before she uttered the forceful no that settled at the tip of her…


How endless thoughts and contemplating the meaning of life led me to wellness practices

Living in New York, I knew only one mode — GO! My alarm would the knock the life back into me. I would peel myself out of bed after minimal sleep and trudge myself over to…


Be a better employee, entrepreneur and investor.

Amazon really turned everything upside down for me. They operated for seven years before a profit was turned. As an accountant raised by immigrants who harped on job security, and investing money in property and not stocks, I just did not get it…


And how I landed the one.

The city that never sleeps, unfortunately that included the endless buzzing of the numerous dating apps I was using. I remember moving to New York and naively thinking that dating will be easy with the plethora of eligible smart and successful bachelors. Clearly I…


How to challenge your beliefs

I remember sitting in my Atlanta Airbnb watching the 2020 presidential election unfold and was dumbfounded by the results. I had concocted this story in my find of a landslide victory for Joe Biden. It seemed impossible that an outwardly racist candidate could possibly win…

Tena Walia

Sparking debates and listening intently

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