Tegh Talks @ Sikh Heritage Celebrations Ottawa Parliament Dinner April 2017

A very memorable time!!

A phenomenal , well organized event with a grand touch of elegance all around, accompanied by presentations from speakers from all over the world.  Each person had an amazing, awe- inspiring story to tell. The dinner was delicious but guess who had to give a “Teg Talk” after dinner! Yup – Moi!

Both food and late nights have an adverse affect on me. They make me sleepy! So by the time it was my time to talk I was already checked out. I  felt like i was in a daze and honestly I blew it.

Hilariously – The topic was: Dare to be Your Authentic Self . 

“Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing.  It’s about Courage.  In a world where scarcity and shame dominate and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive.


It’s even a little dangerous at times.  And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of feeling hurt.

But as I look back on my own life and what Daring Greatly has meant to me, I can honestly say that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful, as believing that I’m standing on the outside of my life looking in and wondering what it would be like if I had the Courage to show up and let myself be seen.”

-Brené Brown

Dare to be vulnerable
Dare to live authentically
Dare to be seen
Dare to stand up for our beliefs
Dare to enter zones of discomfort
Dare to take risks
Dare to try new things
Dare to take detours
Dare to find life’s purpose
Dare to reach our fullest potential
Dare to live life to the fullest 

Dare to make a difference

Exhausted from two days of setting up an exhibition, an opening night and a show – although i managed to go on stage, although i dared and said ‘the show must go on’, i would like to add one more lesson to my ‘learnin’s’.

Do not compromise. 

Utterly grateful for this lesson and to all the organizers.