Promises that Lie

I wanted to share everything I had written throughout my time in rehab. I didn’t feel like it captured the very essence of my active addiction. And then I came across this poem I wrote during of my group sessions: I promised myself I would never compromise my values. I lied. I promised myself I […]

Just for today.

Hi, my name is Vasavi Kumar and I’m a grateful recovering addict and alcoholic.  I just got out of Mirmont Treatment Center and I am 38 days clean and sober. I can finally feel my feelings and think clearly without reaching for a substance or a drink. I found myself hitting hitting what I call […]

Old disappointments. Fresh eyes.

I’m sitting at my favorite vegetarian restaurant here in Austin waiting for my food and I thought I would drop a quick line to you to let you know what’s been going on. On Friday I left for Atlanta because I was in the running and one of the top finalists to be on a […]

Breaking free from the prison of our minds

If you’ve ever felt trapped in your mind then check out this interview that I recently had the honor of doing with host Srinivas Rao of The Unmistakeable Creative Podcast. Listen here>> XO Vasavi P.S. If you have any thoughts or questions email me at

Are mornings rough for you?

I don’t know about you, but mornings are rough for me. My creative bipolar mind wakes up with about a million to-dos and then I get overwhelmed. Sounds familiar? Having been raised in a Hindu household I have been blessed to be exposed to all things meditation, mantras, and mindfulness. But being the rebel that […]