About Me

Hello and welcome to My Inner Shakti (MIS)!

My name is Parita, and I’m so glad you clicked over (either on purpose or accidentally) to my little corner of the internet!  Shakti is the Sanskrit word for strength/power, and my goal is to share the things that feed my inner strength (especially as a mama to an energetic toddler!).  

In a nutshell, I’m a full-time working mom who’s passionate about sharing my personal motherhood experiences as genuinely and authentically as possible (read: a normal (on most days), hot mess mom who has nothing figured out but wants to share what she’s learning along the way!).  Think of MIS as a motherhood lifestyle blog.  Essentially, I ramble on and on about everything from making time for fitness to quick recipes to prioritizing my marriage to product reviews to personal development…and the list goes on!  MIS and I aren’t perfect, but you’ll always find a real, honest, and vulnerable voice sharing her journey.


Anyways, whether you decide to read regularly or not, I hope you walk away with a smile on your face.  Thanks for stopping by!

One quick note – as of April 2019, I have decided to donate all advertising proceeds from MIS to a different charity every month!

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to send me a note at myinnershakti@gmail.com. 

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

55 thoughts on “About Me”
  1. 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. 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. 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. 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?

    1. 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!

  5. 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:)

      1. I am loving this more and more as i read it. Keep up the good work! Love you more than you can immagine:) Loved reading your childhood journey…

  6. 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!

    1. 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! 🙂

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

  8. 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 🙂

  9. 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!

    1. 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!

  10. 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!!

  11. 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!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! And you’re so right, the word die is part of the word diet…so fitting in so many ways! Love it!

  12. 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:-)

  13. 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! 🙂

    1. 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!

  14. 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. 🙂

  15. 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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