Welcome to My Ottawa Life!
I’m Prabhjot, but you can call me Prab! In case you’re curious, Prabhjot means light of God. I received a second chance at life, that’s why I ultimately believe my purpose is to inspire and help others.
My Ottawa Life has given me a platform to help fulfill my purpose! It started out as an Instagram account after I lost 70 pounds and evolved into a lifestyle blog dedicated to empowerment.
Above all else, My Ottawa Life is about paying it forward, compassion, and kindness. I write and vlog (on Instagram) about mental health, fitness, local businesses, beauty, fashion, food, travel and so much more!
I’m a First Generation Canadian – my parents immigrated from India before I was born. I attended ESL classes and can speak four languages. I teach anxiety workshops and bhangra (Indian folk dance) to promote wellness. My mission as an advocate for mental health is to raise awareness and eliminate stigmas.
Almost 9 years ago, I was blessed with a furry best friend – a Shorkie named Tobi. He came into my life as a surprise and I can’t picture my life without him. I’m extremely grateful for Mr. Tobz – he’s taught me so much including the true meaning of unconditional love and patience. If I could, I’d take him everywhere with me because he’s fabulous!
I have a profound love for spicy foods and chocolate – YUM! Growing up, I wasn’t much of a cook but losing weight challenged me to get creative in the kitchen especially because I’m vegetarian. I enjoy creating new recipes and recreating my mom’s Indian food recipes.
Besides cooking, I love to write poetry. Writing allows me to tap into my creative side, express myself, and address issues that aren’t always easy to say out loud. I’ve been writing since I was 12 years old and performed my first spoken word a few months ago!
I also enjoy international travel and learning about different cultures and ways of life. Rediscovering local is always fun as it allows me to learn more about my beautiful city. I’m a creative person and a self-starter. Professionally, I’m an Independent Marketing Consultant, and I enjoy learning about business and tech.
My greatest inspirations in life are my parents. They sacrificed a lot to give my family a better future and have taught me the importance of paying it forward. My dad is one of the kindest individuals and hardest workers I know. He’s also my biggest supporter and motivation to succeed.
Join me as I blog about wellness, beauty, fashion, tech, travel, food, and much more. You can also find me on Instagram @myottawalife vlogging about my daily life.
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