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Adapting to new family dynamic Tina & Richard- Part 2 – IIM023

Episode 023 / Taking the goodness from both cultures

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By Amanpreet Kaur – Follow me: Instagram, Facebook

In this episode of Indian Interracial Marriages Podcast, we talk about family and the central role family plays in our lives.  There are great teachings and learnings for our growth and our future generations.

Find out how Richard asked Tina’s dad for her hand and what Tina’s dad thought of that gesture.  In mixed families, traditions and celebrations take a whole new meaning and we do touch on this subject as the couple have pretty much figured out how their time gets split between his and her family.

We spend plenty of time discussing the benefits of having family close by as Tina’s parents can stop by to take care of their little one on a short notice.  Tina and Richard bring up a great point of the importance of having families with kids of their son’s age.

We know communities are changing and Tina and Richard have many couples around them who are in mixed family dynamic and it doesn’t seem to be a strange dynamic to them anymore.  Well, I say it’s a great thing that we are embracing the mixed race/culture families.

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Beyond culture, it’s a meeting of two personalities- Tina & Richard – IIM022

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Episode 022 / Friendship turned into partnership

By Amanpreet Kaur – Follow me: Instagram, Facebook

Carl Jung, famous psychiatrist and psychotherapist, said once that the meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.  It is very true for the guests on the show, Tina & Richard, who were kind enough to spend their Saturday afternoon sharing their beautiful story.  In this episode of Indian Interracial Marriages Podcast, we talk about their meeting, their attraction to each other, and family.

They are still not in agreement with when they consider their first date was and you will get to hear them share the backstory on that.  Being a studious person, Tina wasn’t interested in dating or getting involved with anyone until Richard shared a “secret about guys” and made Tina rethink.  They shared cheesecake as dessert is the best part of a good meal.

Both are very passionate about creating a great family for their son and Tina having grown up in a joint family has plenty of wisdom to share about love, care, and kindness toward others with her son.  Richard is soft spoken, patient and understanding man who very openly embraced Indian lifestyle and family gatherings.

I had a great time speaking with them as I find myself really connecting with people who get the opportunities to be raised by grandparents.  There’s a type of love you receive from grandparents that I think I can never find anywhere.  Grandparents are gifts, in my humble opinion.

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Mentions in This Episode

  • Tae Kwon Do – According to TeamUSA, Taekwondo is one of the most systematic and scientific Korean traditional martial arts, that teaches more than physical fighting skills.
  • Dance MarathonIt’s a movement benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
  • Samosa – Indian savory fried pastry made out of wheat and filled with potatoes, peas and other spices.  It is normally in the appetizer section of the restaurant menu.

Tina Gowin Carlucci is a registered dietitian and certified personal trainer and can be found on social media.  Her practice is named Gowinnutrition.  All links are here: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Tina & Richard Wedding Day

Getting out of comfort zone – Marlena & Bikram Part 2 – IIM021

Here we are again.  We will continue with our conversation about family, language, food, and traditions.  There are plenty of hand me downs that Bikram and Marlena are giving to their young son, especially the love for traditions and languages.  It’s great that parents encourage their kids to speak multiple languages.

Listen to this couple’s love story from the beginning in Part 1

It’s amazing what love can get you to show up in ways that you never thought possible.  Hear how Bikram asked for Marlena’s hand in marriage in Polish.

Mentions in the episode

Gurbani (ਗੁਰਬਾਣੀ) – the Gurbani is the Treasure of Wisdom (Giaan-Guroo) – Sikhs refer to compositions of the Sikh Gurus and other Writers of Guru Granth Sahib. In general, hymns in the central text of the Sikhs, the Guru Granth Sahib, are called Gurbani.

Hindi (हिन्दी,) – national language of India

Punjabi (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ) – spoken in Punjab region of India

Polish (język polski, polszczyzna) – West Slavic language spoken mainly in Poland

Neil Gaiman quote – Have you even been in love?  Horrible, isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.

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Marlena and Bikram

Marlena and Bikram

Meet me in England – Polish and Indian Fabulous Fusion Part 1 IIM020

Sometimes miscalculations and mishaps create wonderful opportunities if one is open to shaping mishaps into golden experiences.  This is basically what I would say about Marlena’s and Bikram’s meeting.

These two met during their college years and their little interactions in the house they shared turned into long conversations and these conversations brought them their little son who you will hear every and then during the interview.

I don’t want to give the story away as it sounds better hearing it from this couple.  Enjoy this story and leave a comment or two.

Come back next week for Part 2 of this interview.

Marlena has a blog (fabulous fusions) where she shares great insights about her experience of blending of cultures and her travels.

Marlena and Bikram

Marlena and Bikram