Buddhaful Britt

C'mon Inner Peace… I Don't Have All Damn Day

Quarantine: Stages of Grief

The first few days of lock-down were the hardest, by far. Each morning I would wake up with a twinkle in my eye, ready to take on the day… until … Continue reading

April 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Quarantine: The Awakening

After a full week of isolation, I couldn’t take the endless sanitizing. I’m tired of following my husband around with Lysol, as if he was Typhoid Manny. Living this way … Continue reading

March 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Quarantine: Cracks in the Foundation

Call me weird, but I was prepared for this weeks ago. I suppose from the outside it may look like panic, but in reality I have never felt more calm. … Continue reading

March 18, 2020 · 2 Comments

Green Card: Approved

Bright and early this morning, my husband and I had our ROC meeting, or the “Removal of Conditions” from his two year green-card. No matter how much proof you turn … Continue reading

October 17, 2019 · 4 Comments

Two Years Away From India

  Two years have passed, and much to the surprise of many, Manny is still here with me. He didn’t run off after getting that precious green card, and he … Continue reading

June 19, 2019 · 2 Comments

Schrodinger’s Cat: Waiting for Medical Diagnosis

The Theory of Schrodinger’s cat, also known as Quantum superposition, “is a fundamental principle of quantum mechanics. It states that, much like waves in classical physics, any two (or more) quantum states can … Continue reading

April 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Momager: Advise to New Parents in the Entertainment Industry

All parents are their children’s managers in some aspect. Technically, the definition of a Momager is, “the mother of a famous person who is also their manager.” See: Kris Jenner … Continue reading

November 21, 2018 · 9 Comments

His Indian Parents Don’t Accept You?

“The Indian in-laws,” this topic alone is the basis of many Bollywood movies, yet the western world has no idea the depth or power these South Asian parents have over … Continue reading

October 11, 2018 · 4 Comments

Playa Jaco, Costa Rica 2018

Costa Rica gets into your soul. Pura Vida is a feeling; a way of life. My family has had connections to Costa Rica for nearly half a century, but lately … Continue reading

August 4, 2018 · 3 Comments

Culture Shock: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

A subscriber recently told me that she wishes she could have my blog as a book; something tangible she could refer to throughout the day. Others have told me that … Continue reading

June 27, 2018 · 2 Comments

Coincidence? Maybe Not

There was a time when everything had meaning, the Universe magically handed me advice through interpretive signs. Life for me was like a happy little fairy-tale. I floated throughout the … Continue reading

June 21, 2018 · 2 Comments

What a Difference a Year Makes

Yesterday was Manny’s one year anniversary in the United States, we celebrated Holi at my university. That had to be the strangest year of my life. Sometimes I feel like … Continue reading

April 19, 2018 · 1 Comment

Your Boyfriend is From India? Pt 2

My current reach is over 10,000 followers through various social media, and each day, I’m contacted by several panic stricken, western women. Hello Ladies (and gentlemen), I welcome all your e-mails, … Continue reading

March 11, 2018 · 5 Comments

Nomadic Nirvana: Nassau, Bahamas

Cruise lines frequently stop in the Bahamas; it’s a convenient stop being so close to the Florida ports, and a lot of ships are registered there. With that said, the reviews on the Bahamas, Nassau in particular, are absolutely terrifying.
I will be the first to tell you, GO! It’s beautiful.

February 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Manny’s First Christmas

Manny arrived in the U.S. at Easter-time. I tricked him into putting on some bunny-ears, and convinced him it was totally normal to go hide eggs in a field while … Continue reading

January 2, 2018 · Leave a comment


Don’t let the title fool you into a false sense of satisfaction. Manny took a trip up north with my mother; it’s the first significant amount of time we have … Continue reading

November 23, 2017 · 4 Comments

Desensitized, Gun Violence in America

“Déjà Vu” is a common intuitive experience that has happened to many of us. The expression is derived from the French, meaning “already seen.” When it occurs, it seems to spark our … Continue reading

November 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Funny Intercultural Mishaps

A friend shared a story with me today. Our relationships mirror each other in many ways, so naturally, I started thinking about how colorful my life has become since meeting … Continue reading

November 12, 2017 · 2 Comments

Six Months in America

Reading through some of my old articles leaves me meloncholy; I’ve been reminiscing on everything we went through to get my husband to the United States. It feels like a … Continue reading

September 28, 2017 · 12 Comments

Our Story; Retold

I’m happy to announce that Tanya from “The White Punjabi Bride,” reached out to me for an interview about our love story. You can read her article below and maybe … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · 1 Comment

Adjusting to the United States 

What an amazing journey we have had! Many of you have been following our story… from when we first met, our engagement, the visa denial, the marriage and finally our … Continue reading

July 27, 2017 · 6 Comments

The Culture Shock of Moving to America

One can’t possibly know which nuances of acculturation will trigger a response, either positive or negative. Manny’s entry to America has become my own personal social experiment. Anthropology was my … Continue reading

June 17, 2017 · 9 Comments

Cr1 Spousal Visa: Interview Questions

Scroll down for interview questions, Please PRINT and Share! Our experience: Typically, once you arrive at this category of my blog you seem to be desperately searching for answers on the … Continue reading

June 3, 2017 · 6 Comments

Women of Modern Islam

 Britt, April 20, 2017 A paper written for the University of South Florida Women of Modern Islam Much can be said about the religion of Islam, but typically you don’t hear … Continue reading

May 13, 2017 · 4 Comments

10 Reasons to Return to College as an Adult

Returning to college as an adult can be outright terrifying. Technology changes dramatically with each passing decade, but even more so has our culture. The introduction of social media allows … Continue reading

April 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

CR1 Spousal Visa: The Timeline

You may be happy to hear that Manny and I finally got approved for our CR1 Spousal Visa. It took us nearly four years, a lot of hard work, and … Continue reading

April 8, 2017 · 17 Comments

“Buddhaful Britt, Most Interesting Travel Blogger”

This has been a very exciting week for Buddhaful Britt. I was listed in an article on the Artful Club as one of the most interesting travel blogs to follow. … Continue reading

July 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dubai Travel Tips: Where to Go and What to See

Today we have a guest post on Buddhaful Britt, “Dubai Travel Tips: Where to Go and What to See”  by Frank Lee; a fellow writer and traveller who works for … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · 7 Comments

Easy Breezy DIY: Anti-Wrinkle Miracle

The excitement over this discovery has me so giddy that I couldn’t wait to write this post.  My doctor gave me a new product to help heal my intestinal issues. … Continue reading

July 9, 2016 · 2 Comments

My Big Fat Sikh Wedding: Show Time

  The high pitched, non-stop, honking of scooter horns is enough to jolt tourists out of bed due to the early morning New Delhi traffic, it can also lull you … Continue reading

July 2, 2016 · 14 Comments

Nomadic Nirvana: Cuajiniquilapa, Mexico

Visiting a Sponsored Child – Cuajiniquilapa, Guererro, Mexico By Lisa Britt | May 13th, 2005 on “Boots n All” World Vision is a children’s organization very similar to the Sally … Continue reading

June 25, 2016 · 3 Comments

Dinky Indulgence: 10,000 steps

Each morning I wake up and walk. This is one of my “Dinky Indulgences.” A Dinky Indulgence is something that fills your soul; a small pleasure that creates joy in … Continue reading

June 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

Toxic Root Canal

The latest whispering going on in the alternative medicine community is about the negative effects of root canals. They claim 97% of cancer patients have root canals; they say toxins … Continue reading

June 11, 2016 · 11 Comments

Surviving Long Distance Love

In a time where the internet has brought people together in ways we could not have imagined two decades ago, relationships like mine are becoming more commonplace. Maybe a Texan … Continue reading

May 14, 2016 · 28 Comments

New York’s Food-Centric Television

New York’s Food-Centric Television The indisputable hub for food-centric entertainment television is by far, New York City. Even though other cities, such as Paris, may be known for their food, … Continue reading

May 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Nomadic Nirvana: St. Petersburg, Florida

As I travel,  I tend to forget that I live in a beautiful paradise where people spend thousands of dollars to visit. I’ve mentioned before, that I am by nature … Continue reading

April 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

Nomadic Nirvana: Dubai Layover

In my opinion, Emirates Airlines has too many perks to mention, but my absolute favorite thus far has to be the 21 hour layover option… for Dubai. Most of us are … Continue reading

April 23, 2016 · 4 Comments

Nomadic Nirvana: Rishikesh India

Somehow, as I travel to remote locale’s around the globe, I end up surrounded by drum circles, yoga, and hippies. I must send that gypsy vibe out to the Universe… or … Continue reading

April 16, 2016 · 35 Comments

My Big Fat Sikh Wedding: Prelude

Things were starting to come together for the “big day.” My dress was finally ready… two days before I left for India. You can’t even imagine my stress level. Prior to … Continue reading

April 9, 2016 · 12 Comments

Today, I Call You My Husband

As a little girl, I would lie awake in bed imagining my wedding day. This was not your typical little girl fantasy about prince charming sweeping me off my feet; no, this … Continue reading

March 13, 2016 · 36 Comments

An Ant Named Bob

Buddhists say, “Do no harm”, it’s kind of their thing. I try very hard to do no harm consciously to a bug, animal or even people, but I’m not perfect; … Continue reading

January 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Indian Grocery: Beauty Products

  One of my favorite things to do while I’m in a foreign country is go directly to the supermarket. For me, I behave like a kid in a candy store; all … Continue reading

January 16, 2016 · 27 Comments

Easy Breezy DIY: Natural Deodorant

This is 2016, and most of us (I hope) are aware that the drug-store deodorant we are accustomed to such as Secret contain harmful ingredients like aluminum compounds, which are linked to Alzheimers, and parabens which disrupt our hormone balance by mimicking estrogen.

January 8, 2016 · 15 Comments

A Buddhaful Brunch

A small country road runs parallel to the Palm River on the outskirts of Tampa. Hidden among oak trees draped in Spanish-moss, is a Buddhist temple known simply to locals … Continue reading

December 7, 2015 · 1 Comment


Countries around the world celebrate their day of thanks at different times of the year. Canada observes their version of Thanksgiving during October, then half their country leaves for Florida, … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · 25 Comments

Our First Diwali

Diwali, also known as Deepvali,  is the called the “Festival of Lights” and symbolizes “good defeating evil for Hindus. It’s celebrated during a five day period in autumn, marking the Hindu … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · 25 Comments

The Turban Dilemma

The ladies on my island gather for a monthly Majong game; on occasion I join in. Normally I keep my personal life about Manny and I private, but on this … Continue reading

November 7, 2015 · 25 Comments

Dinky Indulgence: Garlic Joy

A Dinky Indulgence is something that fills your soul; a small pleasure that creates joy in your life. If we can fill our lives with these Dinky Indulgences, the stress … Continue reading

October 31, 2015 · 1 Comment

As We Think, So We Become

Cairo, Cherokee Reservation Is there really a path which could lead us to this elusive eternal bliss? I mean, is the ultimate goal of life to be insanely happy? I … Continue reading

October 24, 2015 · 29 Comments

My Big Fat Sikh Wedding: Indian Astrology

In case you are not aware a large portion of people in India live their lives completely by astrology and endless other superstitions. While we in the west may have … Continue reading

October 17, 2015 · 25 Comments

Sisterhood of the World Blogging Award 

I am honored to announce that Buddhaful Britt was nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Blogging Award by Crystal of ForeignIndianWife.com. When Crystal nominated me she had no idea, … Continue reading

October 10, 2015 · 3 Comments

My Big Fat Sikh Wedding: The Dress

The entire process of a wedding is beyond absurd in my opinion, which is why I have avoided it my whole life. Women get so excited and crazy over the … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · 25 Comments

Our K1 Visa Journey: the Interview

I left off my last post in my pajamas, probably with a glass of wine and tissue box, explaining the K1 fianace’ visa process. You can read about our initial visa … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · 31 Comments

Our K1 Visa Journey: the Process

More than two years ago I met the most annoying yet adorable man I have ever known, we could not be more opposite. I am from the United States and … Continue reading

September 26, 2015 · 22 Comments

Nomadic Nirvana: Journey to Delhi

flickr.com WOW, Ok. I am still fresh off the plane from my second trip to New Delhi, India and I am at a loss of where to begin to tell … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · 31 Comments

Nomadic Nirvana: Jaco, Costa Rica

Pura-Vida means PURE LIFE. It’s used multiple ways in Costa Rica like hello and good-bye, but to many of us… it’s a feeling. Some say Jaco has no “Pura-Vida;” that … Continue reading

July 6, 2015 · 3 Comments

Easy Breezy DIY: Shikakai Natural Hair Cleanser (No Poo)

Shikakai: A Natural Hair Cleanser (No Poo) This is NOT a sponsored article and I am NOT a doctor, nutritionist, or astronaut… just in case you were wondering. I AM … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · 15 Comments

Facebook Hiatus

Originally posted on the Tampa Bay Moms Blog, you can read it HERE. You can also be a part of the network of City Moms in Tampa, HERE by subscribing to a … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Anti New Year Resolution

By the time you read this, it will just be some random day and my master plan will have worked brilliantly. (((evil laugh))) I am certain you have transformed into … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tampa Bay Moms… and ME

  Check out my my new gig folks. I know I have been MIA lately, but I have been extremely busy with school and my new endeavor writing for the Tampa … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Secrets to a Beautiful Life

As the new year approaches, we tend to re-evaluate our lives and make promises we might not keep. Here is a list of things that will help make 2015 one … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · 4 Comments

Nomadic Nirvana: Jaipur, India

The Golden Triangle, Road to Jaipur This was my first time in India… The best way to describe it is, India is an endless exotic photo-shoot. India is non-stop “What. … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · 29 Comments

New York Will Always Be There

  “New York will always be there” I was told. A few years ago when I was leaving my island paradise I was given that advise from a dear friend … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · 2 Comments


This afternoon was like any other; I did some housework while my son was at school. There really isn’t much to write about today, just the daily musings about me … Continue reading

October 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

Your Boyfriend is From India?

Falling in love with a man from India has been a roller coaster combination of many interesting conversations, arguments, passions and complexities. I wouldn’t trade him for the world though, … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · 92 Comments

Giving Blogging a Bad Name

  Did you know that each time you click on a post in a social media site such as Facebook or Twitter that you are essentially being led to a … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · 8 Comments

Our People Deserve A Native American Holiday

While attending a Pow Wow in Sarasota Florida, a beautiful Native American man named Niles Aseret suggested a national holiday for the Native American people of the United States… the … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · 6 Comments

True Love Lives Quietly

Recently, friends keep asking for my advise about love. They act as if maybe I am some sort of “love guru” simply because I am in love with an amazing … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · 8 Comments

Buddhafully Broke

  So this is what being broke feels like?  Call me weird, but I don’t mind it too much. Life has its twists and turns; I have been somewhat well-off … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · 3 Comments

Just Ask

Somewhere around 2003 my company sent me to Mexico City to help open a few lounges in a trendy new W hotel, located in the posh Mexican neighborhood of Polanco. … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · 5 Comments

Easy Breezy DIY: How to Milk an Almond

It’s so incredibly easy to make your own Almond Milk, its crazy. If I, the girl who does not “DO Kitchens” can do this, so can you. Not only is it healthier … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

Nomadic Nirvana: San Jose, Costa Rica

What can be said about a town that most people choose to skip, or scurry away from quickly into the Costa Rican jungles and beaches? The very appropriate nick-name for … Continue reading

September 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

Nomadic Nirvana: Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

I haven’t been to Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica in more than fifteen years. The last time I was here… oh dear, where to begin. Well, it is about 5 hours … Continue reading

September 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Jersey Girl and Her Tomatoes

Never, ever, did I think I would say this, but… I’m a gardener. I feel kind of like when my bestie started knitting.  You have to know her to understand … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · 4 Comments

Do You Know What You Look Like?

What can be more enticing than some sweats and your favorite old T-shirt? Ahhhh, you wake up, and search your closet for the most comfortable thing you can find. It … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

C’mon Inner Peace…

  Years ago while living in Manhattan I attempted to learn Buddhism, Zen Buddhism to be exact. I was gifted a book written by one of those Zen dudes whose … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Stressed Out at the Dollar Store

  Life is too good to stress out at the dollar store. See?  I was in line at the dollar store. I had a pleasant visit gathering things for my … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Creative Process

This writing gig sure does have a certain pattern to it. I guess this is what they call the “creative process”? Before starting this blog, I wrote when I felt … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

When Time Flies

My brain thinks things, and I write them down. What do other people do? There is no formal writing involved, it just happens. Since I was small, everyone has always … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · 2 Comments


  I suck at math… Suck? That word is too light to describe math in my opinion. I would rather be swimming in the Gulf waters filled with chum, than … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · 3 Comments

Blissfully Beige

My friend Doug would say that living beige is banal; It’s bland, simply…surviving. I beg to differ. For the first time in my life, I’m choosing beige. I’m saying good … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · 4 Comments

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Contact / Advertising Info:



Be Buddhaful on Twitter

Trendy Topics

  • None