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A health & fitness pact with myself

Ever since I hit 40, I have become a little conscious of my health and what I eat. I made certain changes in my lifestyle to eliminate some habits which I felt were not good in the long run and added some which, well…. we shall see how they turn out to be 😉 This […]

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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 […]

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I believe in Santa Klaus

“You have got to be kidding me?” pipped up my coffee companion incredulously, “You believe in Santa Klaus?” “Yes I do”, I reverted calmly. “Wow!!” second one laughed and rest of them joined in. Laughter subsided into a small silence and then one of them challenged a little hesitatingly, “prove it”. “OK. You know the basic surmise of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 ” […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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…… […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]