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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 #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

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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 #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 #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