About Me

Hello and welcome to myinnershakti!

My name is Parita, and I’m so glad you decided to click over (either on purpose or accidentally) to my little corner of the internet!  My goal with this blog is to share my inner shakti with you and hopefully inspire you to find yours.  Shakti, by the way, is the Sanskrit word for strength.  So essentially, I am sharing the little everyday things that give me my inner strength with the hope that they help you find yours!

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I am known for being a passionate individual.  My interests range from health and fitness to cooking to reading to just living life and having fun.  So, while I do think of my inner shakti as a healthy living blog, please consider yourself warned that it does not fit the traditional mold.

What to expect:  Posts about my husband, my family, my friends, books I’m reading, movies I’ve seen, recipes I’ve tried out/want to try out, articles I’ve read, workouts I’m loving/hating, the Indian culture, etc.

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What not to expect:  Posts that are negative in nature, diet advice (fyi…i hate the word diet), hardcore workouts (I’m not a certified anything), and the illusion that my life is perfect because I hate to break it to you…life ain’t perfect!

How my inner shakti is not a typical healthy living blog:  I started this blog as a way to share my thoughts on healthy living (which at the time were limited to fitness and nutrition), but boy has that changed!   I quickly came to realize that my definition of healthy living is so much more than the time you put in at the gym and the food you eat.  It’s about finding your own personal balance, taking care of yourself, and living life one day at a time.  Healthy living is about connecting the mind, body, and soul.

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So, whether you decide to read regularly or not, I hope that you walk away from this blog with a smile on your face.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Please note that I am not a health care professional.  Everything I blog about is based on my personal accounts and experiences.  Please consult your doctor if you are going to make major changes to your diet, exercise regimen, and lifestyle.


If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me at myinnershakti@gmail.com. I LOVE emails!

And if you’re interested, the following posts and pages will give you more insight into my life:

About Me: The Details

My Health Journey – Mind, Body, and Soul

Why myinnershakti?

53 Thoughts on “About Me

  1. Jigna aka Jiggy on January 21, 2011 at 2:59 am said:

    CONGRATULATIONS PARLE-G!!!!!! Can’t wait to follow (stalk) you on this journey…looking forward to finding my innershakti with your help, as always :)

  2. Monica on January 23, 2011 at 6:26 pm said:

    Congrats on the blog! It’s definitely your calling, there is no doubt about that. I can’t wait to stay updated on your daily happenings!

  3. Khusbu on January 28, 2011 at 2:08 pm said:

    Parita! I finally got around to reading your blog with my busy schedule. Its so cute!!! I love it!!! I will read it every chance I get to support you :)
    The power of green juice is with you :) Post more recipes!

  4. Sweeti on February 1, 2011 at 4:05 pm said:

    yeah Paludi!!! Im so proud of you….I can’t wait to see how this grows! I love your smiley face:) p

  5. Hiii nice to meet you~ so interesting about SHAKTI’s meaning! I had several friends named Shakti back in the day. :) Take care! Oh, and what’s your fave Indian food?

    • Hi Ellie! Thanks for visiting my blog! My favorite Indian food…that’s hard! It’s probably anything my mom makes, but if I can’t eat something of hers it’s probably paneer makhani (tomato based cream sauce with Indian cheese). If you haven’t tried it yet, you must!!! Thanks!

  6. Finally i got to look at this and read what you are so passionate about. Loved it! I am so proud of you my Sunshine:)

  7. Vandana Amin on February 4, 2011 at 12:36 am said:

    Hi Parita !!! Good job. Keep it. I really enjoyed reading your blog. Good Luck.

  8. thanks for your sweet comment!! i love the name of your blog.. shakti sounds so beautiful and i cant wait for you to spread some inner strength love!

  9. So nice to “meet” another Indian Parita! (well I’m half anyway). Love the name of your blog and especially love all the family support you have on here!

    • Thanks so much! I was just thinking today that I haven’t seen too many Indian bloggers around, and here you are! I can’t wait to take some time and explore your blog! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  10. I love the fact that theinnershakti means inner strength! :) I am very passionate about health and fitness as well, so I’ll be following along! <3

  11. Great blog Parita, love the name! I am looking forward to reading more from you.

  12. Hi, Parita! I love your blog – I am so happy you commented on mine so that I could come see yours! You seem like such a beautiful individual! I can’t wait to start reading your blog regularly! :)

  13. parita nice to meet you . you are really pretty and i love all your food pics!!! great blog, i cant wait to read more!

  14. Thank you for your nice comment! Can’t wait to read more of your blog!

  15. Durka on April 15, 2011 at 8:18 pm said:

    Hi Parita! Just stumbled upon your blog, I love the name! Looking forward to keeping up with your posts :)

  16. Hi Parita ! first let me tell you, your blog’s name is one of the best one I have ever come across.

    I read some of your posts really liked them, will catch up with more regularly.

    Omg! now I have one more blog to keep up with :)

  17. Yumiko on April 25, 2011 at 5:11 pm said:

    Hi Parita,
    Just wanted to thank you for the awesome brownies you contributed as part of Chocolate-Covered Katie’s bake sale for Japan. They arrived Friday, were cracked open Friday evening and … all gone by Sunday am. Yup. It all happened so fast – first it was, “wow, what a huge box of brownies, in layers, oh boy – what’ll I do with it all?” and then it was … oh look, 2 wee pieces left all alone … Three other people did share, but it was mostly (gleefully) me!!! Great website and thanks again!

  18. Loving your site Parita!! What a beautiful woman you seem to be inside and out!!! :o)

  19. Hi I was wondering how many calories you eat?

    • Hi there. To be completely honest, I stopped counting calories a couple of years ago. But if I had to guess, I probably range between 1700-1800 a day. My focus now is the quality of the calories vs. the quantity. Thanks!

  20. Found you through Alexa’s guest post & I love your blog :) Can’t wait to start reading!– and I love that your name means “strength” by the way

  21. Gayathri on September 27, 2011 at 9:47 pm said:

    Vishnu just told me the proposal story was on this blog, so a belated congratulations and I’m excited to follow your blog! Also, I love the name of the blog too!!

  22. gr8 blog parita…

  23. Hi Parita (what a pretty name!), just came across your blog and I’m loving it so far! Subscribing and can’t wait to read more :)

  24. Love your blog. I love beauty makeup fitness and health. And I agree about the word diet the first part of the word is DIE that can’t be good :) haha it really is a life change and it is a journey and I will continue to work on it :) Your blog looks really cool!

  25. i m gonna be your newest follower..i just love all your posts…:)

  26. Hey chica!! I nominated your blog for a bloggy award!! Go check it out :) Hope you’re doing well and your birthday was fun!

  27. Hi Parita!
    I’ve nominated you for The Liebster Award. Find the rules at http://teachtheteacher.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/the-liebster-award/.

  28. Priyanka on October 31, 2013 at 7:38 am said:

    It´s a great blog, Parita! So much that I can relate with myself, esp my love for reading and cooking :) Will be following it regularly.. All the best:-)

  29. Hi Parita, I was reading a couple blogs and came across yours. I wanted to start a blog this year, I wrote my first post way back in Jan and then just didn’t post anything for ages not knowing what direction my blog shld take. The reason Im telling you this is well I wanted to say thank you. After reading your blog you’ve renewed my interest in pursuing mine. :) I’ve realized that my blog doesn’t necessarily need to follow one set direction. Like you I’ve got varied interests and my blog should reflect that. Incidentally I’m also doing a half marathon, its in March of next year. My first one ever excited and nervous all at once. Been wanting to do one for ages, finally signed up with a friend so I want back out lol. Thanks! :)

    • myinnershakti on October 30, 2014 at 4:53 pm said:

      Hi Anu! Welcome to MIS! I’m so glad you decided to pursue blogging. It has honestly changed my life for the better, and I encourage everyone (and I really mean everyone) to create a blog of their own – even if it remains private. And I definitely recommend blogging about the things that make you YOU! Over the last four years, I’ve learned that blogging is only fulfilling when I write about the things that are important to me. That may mean you have fewer readers, but those readers will be loyal and may even become good friends! Good luck on your blogging journey and I can’t wait to follow along.

      And good luck with your half! I just started training this week. EEK! I plan on blogging about the experience and hope you do too. Reading about your training will inspire me with mine…I’m sure of it! Good luck!

  30. Thank you so much for your kind words Parita! :) Good luck with your training! Im sure you’ll be great on the big day as well! Looking forward to reading posts about your training and tips and tricks you might have for a first timer. :)

  31. Hi Parita,
    Nice to connect with you. I am the founder of 3 Curious Monkeys. We want to make India and its culture more relatable, more accessible and more FUN for kids all around the world. Through our 3 characters we want kids to See, Hear and Learn more about Indian Heritage – experience it and cherish it. Just like how Dora connected the world to the Hispanic culture the 3 Curious Monkeys will connect generations of kids and their parents to Indian culture. Check out more information about us at http://www.3curiousmonkeys.com

    I want to connect with you and help you promote your unique blog with our growing and engaged community of Indians. Do you blog about celebrating diversity, the diversity-related dilemmas we face. Do you wonder how and where to introduce the aspects of our rich heritage with next generation? Or anything specific to our community? Would you be open and share some of your original thoughts with our audiences? If you are then let’s get connected. You contact me or my colleague Shweta at info@3curiousmonkeys.com. Look forward to collaborating.
    Thanks and Best,

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