Project: Patranila

An inside look, behind the scenes and under the covers.

We’ve all heard it. From our parents, teachers, and well meaning friends who always have all the answers to everything. ‘You have to play the hand you’re dealt.’ The sentiment comes in many variations and I have historically lumped them all together. Use what you’ve got to get what you want, bloom where you’re planted, and the ever popular ‘when life gives you lemons…’

When You Think You Understand But You Don’t

Until today, I thought I had a full understanding of the cards concept.…
View Post

Hello Lovely! It’s been a little quiet here on The Patranila Project for the last few weeks and I’ve missed you! The final weeks of 2016 were hectic for me in a variety of ways. Some good and some, not so much. I suppose we can all lay claim to a hectic existence at some point in life so I won’t bore you with all the details but suffice it to say, things are back on the slow road to normal.…

View Post

2015 was a good year. 2016 is going to be even better because I’ve designated Pleasure as my Word of the Year!

Pleasure. The word itself feels good rolling around in your mouth.

The older I get, the more I realize that life should be fun. I mean really feel good. There’s no one on a death bed reminiscing about how hard they worked and how good that felt.…

View Post

Last week, I attended my first BlogHer Conference here in New York. Now in it’s 11th year, the BlogHer Conference is an annual event that brings bloggers and brands together for three days of inspiration, information and connection. This year’s theme was ‘Experts Among Us’ that focused on recognizing the wealth of information contained in your peer group which, by the way, includes you.
View Post

Happy New Year!


As we ease into 2015, lots of folks are choosing their Word For The Year. Not familiar? A Word For The Year is like a guiding principle, something you’d like to apply to your whole life. Different, and some say better, than a resolution. Whereas resolutions are focused on a specific goal, a guiding principle can touch every area of your life.
View Post