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#NaBloPoMo: Day #26: Mind- Reset your patterns

#NaBloPoMo This card essentially talks about looking at things from a different perspective. Lately I have come of realisation that it’s not that things are going wrong in my life it’s just that I am not looking at things in the way I am supposed to look at them. I have started thinking that it’s not… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day #26: Mind- Reset your patterns

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#NaBloPoMo: Day #25: Mind- Unburden your mind!

#NaBloPoMo How I reverberate with this card. I am one of those who loves to make lists and feels very accomplished by just making one 😉 And yes I am talking about writing down on a piece of paper and not on an app or the phone. The actual act of writing down is liberating… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day #25: Mind- Unburden your mind!

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Dowry – Buying your groom you mean!!! Team #Inkmagic

I have adapted a conversation from the famous movie Eat, Pray, Love to explain the concept of Dowry So, Liz is at Guru Gita’s ashram in India where she meets 18-year-old Tulsi whose parents are ardent devotees of the guru and have arranged a match for her. She is lamenting to Liz that her life… Read More Dowry – Buying your groom you mean!!! Team #Inkmagic

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#NaBloPoMo: Day #24: Mind- Suspend the judgement

#NaBloPoMo Wow! This is one card that I really need to practice and very diligently for I have the proverbial foot-in-mouth disease. I have always been accused of being “blunt” ( since school days) and it has never been intended as a compliment. While working in a corporate set-up, one senior gave me this feedback ”… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day #24: Mind- Suspend the judgement

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#NaBloPoMo: Day #23: Body-Move your body, clear your mind

#NaBloPoMo 2015 I hit my 40th birthday and it was time to make a few pertinent resolutions for my life, key being ones on health – physical and mental. I started by eliminating some of my beloved junk foods and bringing healthier options onto my plate. Next to start off was a physical exercise routine… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day #23: Body-Move your body, clear your mind

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#NaBloPoMo: Day #22: Body-Finding & deepening the breath

#NaBloPoMo Another card on deep breathing and how noticing one’s breath can help one calm down. I was a bit sceptical when I started out on this one as I am regularly doing meditation and Anulom Vilom and was wondering why another similar trick? It started out as familar; I placed one forefinger under the… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day #22: Body-Finding & deepening the breath

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#NaBloPoMo: Day #20: Balance – Dont assume, be curious!

#NaBloPoMo This is my favourite cards of all, so far. I love asking questions as my curiosity is simply insatiable. I remember my dad once remarking to me, “Tumse baat karna toh nakon chaney chabana jaisa hai” – translation: It’s as impossible to have a conversation with you as its to chew on uncooked chickpeas……… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day #20: Balance – Dont assume, be curious!

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#NaBloPoMo: Day #19: Body- Hydrate for health & happiness

#NaBloPoMo While growing up, I suffered some health issues because of which I was  only drink boiled water. My picnics and outdoor activities were limited as my mom was paranoid about me falling ill. As a result I was on rationed water all the time. No sharing my water bottle in the school and no… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day #19: Body- Hydrate for health & happiness

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#NaBloPoMo: Day #18: Body-Sleep is priceless for our health

#NaBloPoMo There had come a time in my life when I couldn’t sleep properly. I would wake up tired due to a disturbed sleep. I would wake up in between at night and then toss and turn till early hours of morning, then fall asleep to wake groggy and sleep deprived when my alarm would go… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day #18: Body-Sleep is priceless for our health

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#NaBloPoMo: Day #17: Body- Eat like a child (Totally & joyfully)

#NaBloPoMo As a child I grew up to be a loner. I found friends in the imaginary world of books and soon enough we were inseparable. I would sleep with a torch, light it and read the moment my parents would go to sleep. I would read in the car, train, bus, under the bed…… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day #17: Body- Eat like a child (Totally & joyfully)

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#NaBloPoMO: Day #16: Mind- Make no assumptions

#NaBloPoMo Making assumptions comes so natural to all of us- well it does to me. There is something lazy or unsure in all of us when it comes to calling up someone to help or find out where are they? Or simply hesitate to call up peeps because it’s easier to assume. Our assumptions are… Read More #NaBloPoMO: Day #16: Mind- Make no assumptions

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#NaBloPoMo: Day #15: Balance-Dance for joy

#NaBloPoMo I am mesmerized by the sight of people dancing. The coordination of movement, the twirls and lifts and the sheer pleasure of being in rhythm of the music beats, is such a pure joy to behold. It’s poetry in motion. It’s arty, in the sense it’s dramatic. I remember joining salsa classes in 2003 after… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day #15: Balance-Dance for joy

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#NaBloPoMo: Day #14: Soul – Cleanse the inside

#NaBloPoMo Every once in a while our faith is tested. I know mine was and it seemed as if the test  broke me apart. I was so sure I could not be out together again – kind of like Humpty Dumpty. I had my crying spells and just wanted to be left alone. Going to… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day #14: Soul – Cleanse the inside

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#NaBloPoMo: Day #13: Balance- The lightness of laughter

#NaBloPoMo “Laughter is the best medicine” – this adage comes to my mind as I contemplate on this card today. Who doesnt like to laugh or emjoy a good joke? A sense of humour is what we desire the most in our life partners and friends. For me Laughter was my worst enemy during my… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day #13: Balance- The lightness of laughter

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#NaBloPoMo: Day #12: Soul- walk the bridge

#NaBloPoMo Breathe meaning praana or life Breathe just breathe – A given at any panic situation. First thing that comes to the mind while consoling someone or calming them down. Breathe– meaning give yourself some space and don’t be so hard on yourself. Watch your breath and focus on just that- a counsel one hears during… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day #12: Soul- walk the bridge

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#NaBloPoMo: Day #11: Soul- Be in nature, become one with nature

#NaBloPoMo This card is an ode of sorts to the joys of being one with nature as I realised, purely by accident, when I started out on a fitness routine with an evening walk. It was in April this year when I discovered a magical mystical green oasis in my colony where I have been living for 4… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day #11: Soul- Be in nature, become one with nature

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NaBloPoMo: Day #10: Balance-Move side to side to find your center

#NaBloPoMo This is a beautiful card for it talks about balance by finding one’s center – something we all crave for but are unaware how to reach there. I am one of those too. What is the center, you may well ask? Is it the center of the body? Is it the center of the… Read More NaBloPoMo: Day #10: Balance-Move side to side to find your center

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#NaBloPoMo: Day #9: Body-Gratitude makes the body light

#NaBloPoMo Gratitude has been a new word for me this year in the way that it has been presenting itself to me on every nook and corner these days. I have been attending meditation sessions regularly for the past one and a half-year wherein this practice is being stressed upon with every word, gesture and thought.… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day #9: Body-Gratitude makes the body light

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#NaBloPoMo: Day #8: Soul-R&R is a primary need of the soul

#NaBloPoMo R&R – now that’s a word most of us use but are so unaware of its true meaning. While working in our important corporate jobs, we have come to associate this term with the short, knee jerk breaks we ill-manage to take while assuring ourselves (with a well-intentioned mind)  that a longer holiday to… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day #8: Soul-R&R is a primary need of the soul

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#NaBloPoMo: Day #7: Body- dissolve your anger and fears with touch

#NaBloPoMo This card is amazing in its context of highlighting TOUCH to do away with fears and tears. But for me this brings back some horrid memories of being “touched”. I remember the time I had just come down to Delhi and started to work here. I had heard all about the infamous “groping” incidents… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day #7: Body- dissolve your anger and fears with touch