Moisturizer Withdrawal Experience from reader

Hi Leslie, Hope this email finds you well. Just want to share some experience with you. You are an advocate for MW right? Well, after all that we have read about MW, my hubby decided to embark on his some 4 weeks ago. He has eczema but it has never been as bad as my son's condition. He has been able to contain the flares by applying moisturizers on the skin right after showers, twice a day. … [Read more...]


Month ?? (14?) TSW Pictures and Happy New Year!

TSW month 14 Right Calf

Let the pictures do the talking. Thoughts on skin: I have already forgotten how many months post TSW it has been for my skin, as it has not bothered me a single bit. There have been no sudden major flares since I started MW (over a year back). Physical skin recovery is obvious but slow. I look pretty normal, other than some battle scars, darker pigmentation, … [Read more...]


Being Effective vs Doing more

effective vs doing more

Are you truly effective? Or are you simply doing work for the sake of doing, to be busy, to appear busy, to appear smart? After going through 2 months+ of business school, assignments, projects and presentations, I have always made it a point to observe who is truly effective vs those who are not. And the key lessons thru my observations are: 1) Execution, Execution, EXECUTION! Nothing … [Read more...]


Uncomfortable is the new comfortable

uncomfotable is the new comfortable

Swoosh! It is the end of the first half of our semester and time really flies! It has been a blast thus far - projects, assignments, group meetings, networking, drinks, clubbings, having fun, long nights, last minute submissions, lectures, recruitment events, activities, sports, football, new friends, new experiences. Just like that, 6 weeks have passed. It was not all particularly smooth … [Read more...]



Foam pool, wet and sweaty bodies, loud music, people having fun, alcohol, wine, beer... As I watched my coursemates enjoying themselves in a party, I was quietly reminded of how far I have come to be in this situation. In that moment, I was just simply grateful to be there. Happy to be just present in the moment. And I thought about the nasty situation I was in over the past 2 … [Read more...]


Start of classes! Skin worries? No time for that!

Hello to all skin warriors! Well wishes for everyone! It has been a hectic 2 weeks as I started an orientation week and an intensive week of training course for my MBA programme. I am delighted to be able to work with a diverse group of people from all over the world. Intellectually they are among the best and their varied working experiences were extremely valuable and insightful to me. … [Read more...]