Shefali Razdan Duggal

"Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Attempt, from the deepest recesses of your heart and soul, to be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile" ~ MOTHER TERESA

President Barack Obama Farewell Speech, January 10th 2017

by Shefali Razdan Duggal | February 1st, 2017

Hello!  I hope this note finds you exceptionally well.  I would love to tell you about my experience at President Barack Obama’s Farewell Speech in Chicago IL on Tuesday, January 10th 2017.  It was an amazing and surreal moment, and I am so very grateful to have had the privilege to attend this occasion.  I had received an email about the speech, and was elated to know that our President was sharing this moment with the world.  Admittedly, I had … Read More

Destiny Reroute

by Shefali Razdan Duggal | January 1st, 2017

Hello! I hope this note finds you well. I would love to talk about a particular moment in my life. I grew up with an engineer father and a stay-at-home mother (until I was 11 years old). My father didn’t make a ton of money, although it was a fair amount for the 1970s…enough to support a small family. And, he was in a dream job for himself — a Chief Engineer at a prominent company in Cincinnati. After my … Read More

Presidential Election Night 2016, New York New York

by Shefali Razdan Duggal | December 1st, 2016

Hello! I hope this note finds you all exceptionally well. I am writing today to describe our Election Night experience. I had been working 1.5 years, with all of my heart, on the “Hillary for America” 2016 Presidential Campaign. The day that Secretary Hillary Clinton announced by video that she would be running for President, I received a call 2 hours later to ask if I would join the National Finance Team. Of course, absolutely, I was elated to do … Read More

Democratic National Convention 2016, Philadelphia PA

by Shefali Razdan Duggal | November 1st, 2016

Hello! I hope this note finds you exceptionally well. I would love to tell you about our experience at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia PA the week of July 25th, 2016. It was an amazing moment! I had very much wanted for my children and mother to experience this historic time. On the Friday before the official commencement of the Convention, the children and I left San Francisco and by the skin of our teeth arrived to the … Read More

Presidential Debate, Monday 9/26/16

by Shefali Razdan Duggal | October 2nd, 2016

Hello! I hope this note finds you well. I would love to tell you about my experience, just a few days ago, attending the First Presidential Debate for Election 2016 (Secretary Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump, Hofstra University). I had known of the dates for the three scheduled debates for some time, and I was very prayerful/hopeful to potentially receive an invitation. I was elated to receive the news from the Hillary for America team last week that I … Read More

Independence Day 2016, Washington D.C.

by Shefali Razdan Duggal | September 1st, 2016

Hello! I hope this finds you exceptionally well. I would love to tell you all about my recent experience with my family on July 4th, 2016. I had dreamt of taking my children to the Fireworks viewing on the White House Lawn for many years. It was an almost surreal request in my heart to even consider it. We planned our annual Cincinnati trip around an easy flight from there to Washington for the Fireworks, as it was only a … Read More

Being Scrappy

by Shefali Razdan Duggal | August 1st, 2016

Hello! I hope this note finds you exceptionally well. I would love to talk about the concept of Being Scrappy. How I am defining “scrappy” is doing the best you possibly can with what God has given to you. I felt like I was a very scrappy person throughout my childhood and continue to be so within my life. I have worked very hard throughout the majority of my life, doing what I can with what I was blessed with, … Read More


by Shefali Razdan Duggal | July 6th, 2016

Hello! I hope this note finds you exceptionally well. I would love to talk about the concept of a focused and driven work ethic. I only came to truly understand this way of operating one’s life whilst in my mid-thirties. I grew up around very hard working immigrant parents. My father had come to the United States, like so many of his contemporaries, with just a dream and a few dollars in his pocket. He had to leave his family … Read More

Facebook Post: Piece by Piece

by Shefali Razdan Duggal | June 2nd, 2016

As the years progress, in spite of my age, the pain of having been abandoned by my father at age 11 has never left my soul. Never. He didn’t want us, and he took no responsibility for us. I have made the best of it, and forced myself over the years to not allow one single breeze of coldness to blow a wind upon my heart. It took a lot of effort, and it will always be a work in … Read More

Facebook Post – – Empathy

by Shefali Razdan Duggal | May 1st, 2016

I don’t often vent here, although, I do feel a responsibility to do so. I was just in the Post Office, where I was being helped by my favorite Postal Employee, Elaine (love her!). Anyhow, I am standing at my cashier spot, and notice a very shy, very demure, diminutive Indian woman, with a very prominent accent and mannerisms which indicated that she very very recently had come from India, talking with her Postal attendant (who, was very polite and … Read More