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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