Munira Premji

To Life!

For the last 4 days in Florida and 6 months prior since the cancer diagnosis, it has become a Premji family tradition to propose a toast with every drink.  Whether it’s a virgin strawberry daiquiri, fresh lemonade at Desoto beach or coffee at Denny’s, our toast is always the same – to life.  I’m not […]

Doing versus Being

In life, many of us need to be constantly doing something in order to validate our lives.  Our minds are endlessly churning with upcoming tasks, our desks are scattered with to-do lists, and we frequently get caught up in routine schedules as the years pass us by.  Our productivity is measured by the amount we […]

A Fortuitous Event

My Mum has many loves in life – her husband of 30 years, Dairymilk Wholenut chocolate, trips to Florida and most recently, avocados in a bag (don’t ask!).  But above all else, she has an unrelenting, unwavering, unquestionable love for her Toronto Blue Jays.  Impossible as it may seem, that love hit an all-time high […]

Perspective

9 days.  3 type of drugs.  8 different nurses.  5 collapsed veins.  20+ pokes. This past week has been a tough one for my Mum.   Since our Emergency Room rush on Sunday night, it has been a roller coaster ride of high temperatures, low blood pressure, antibiotics, anti-virals, anti-fungals and a daringly low hemoglobin of […]

Love You Forever

When I was a little girl, I would sneak into my parents’ bed every morning and cuddle cuddle with my Mum before starting the day. And though I may be all grown up — and their queen-sized bed was not made for 3 adults — I still find every opportunity possible to cuddle with my […]