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Envy: Not being in competition, makes you the competition!! | #MondayMusings |

“Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. ” – Carrie Fisher I love this quote for it truly signifies not only what envy is but also how destructive it is! When we are covetous of someone’s success or something that they own; we forget to appreciate the hard work… Read More Envy: Not being in competition, makes you the competition!! | #MondayMusings |

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| #ThankfulThursdays | Silent Gratitude |

 #ThankfulThursdays  The Latin word Gratus means thankful or pleasing and is generally attributed to be the source of the English word Gratitude. In our life there are many people and circumstances who/which can be credited for defining us. While growing up it’s our parents/ siblings/ educators who have taught us innumerable lessons, helped us patiently… Read More | #ThankfulThursdays | Silent Gratitude |

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#ThankfulThursdays: 5 Vices I am thankful for

I confess I have become addicted to the thought-provoking writing prompts via #thankfulthursdays by Amrita and her gang of girls. Every week I wait for it eagerly and they never disappoint. But this week’s prompt is such a tantalizing one that I think the ladies have surpassed themselves. Can you imagine being thankful for your… Read More #ThankfulThursdays: 5 Vices I am thankful for

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#MondayMusings: The devil on my shoulder!

There is this tiny little devil inside of me who often pops up to sit on my shoulder and views the world from there, all the while lending me his two bits on the happenings in my life. No he is not judgemental, just observant and vociferous.😉 (To celebrate this belief, I had one tattooed on… Read More #MondayMusings: The devil on my shoulder!

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#ThankfulThursday: Thankful for love

#ThankfulThursday When I saw this week’s prompt for #thankfulthursday, I was a little flummoxed (my love life is at an epic low at the moment). Thankful for love – any kind- hmmmmm!! My mental gears whirred and vroomed while I plied myself with a bottle of red wine (you see writing about love warrants wine) Then… Read More #ThankfulThursday: Thankful for love

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Dreamcatcher – to catch a dream………

Dreamcatcher A jaunt amidst the colourful stalls at the much talked about Surajkund crafts mela this week was rewarded with a few quirky picks. Not just the traditional art and crafts of India but curios inspired from lifestyle, movies and of course the West. Everywhere one looked, there was a rainbow of knickknacks, vibrant textiles, jewellery… Read More Dreamcatcher – to catch a dream………

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Tempering my nature

Tempering When you arrive at conclusions just as I do after a fight So sure in your arguments, because you believe you are always right Know that words once spoken can’t go back They stay etched in a heart, broken by slack Aspire to find balance in your words n temper Anyway and every way,… Read More Tempering my nature

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Eat, Pray, Love !!!

When I first watched this movie – Eat, Pray, Love – some 6 years back, I simply couldn’t relate to it and dismissed it. The book was even worse and I couldn’t get past 4-5 pages. So that was that. Cut to 2016, a lot of emotional upheavals later, I caught the tail end of this… Read More Eat, Pray, Love !!!

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#NaBloPoMo: Day #30: Sammasati – The remembrance!

#NaBloPoMo Last day card and I am not sure if I am sorry its over or relieved 😉 What a journey this has been for me all this month and I just want to thank Kashmira Mody for designing such an insightful pack of cards and gifting me one; Shilpi & Manish for inviting me… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day #30: Sammasati – The remembrance!

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#NaBloPoMo: Day #29: Mind: Still the Mind

#NaBloPoMo This card is an extension to yesterday’s card. I wont elaborate much on it as I find it pretty similar but will say this that calming the mind is the best thing to harvest its full potential. A calm and rested mind is our best ally in the stressful world today – be it… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day #29: Mind: Still the Mind

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#NaBloPoMo: Day #28: Mind-Stay Calm!

#NaBloPoMo This card talks about the value of resting the mind to keep the creative juices flowing. Our mind handles an immense number of thoughts and issues; so it needs to be recharged periodically through short resting phases. This is why we have sleep in our life. Besides sleep/nap time, the mind needs to be consciously… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day #28: Mind-Stay Calm!

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#NaBloPoMo: Day #27: Balance – Give away something you love!

#NaBloPoMo De-cluttering my life has been on my plate since past few months. The idea being  take out everything in the house that I haven’t used for few months; be it clothes, linen, shoes, bags, utensils, crockery, etc. Basically anything that has the feel of hoarded up without a utility is going to be tossed out unceremoniously. The… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day #27: Balance – Give away something you love!

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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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#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 #21: Soul- Gratitude is the prayer of the soul

#NaBloPoMo It’s not happy people who are grateful; its grateful people who are happy. “Gratitude is my superpower” – I had made this statement a while back while contemplating about bringing some of it in my life. I started out by writing a gratitude journal in which I began to write down all the things I… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day #21: Soul- Gratitude is the prayer of the soul

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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