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Joie de vivre in July 2018 [ Gratitude ]

♥ “Joie de vivre” is a French phrase that denotes living life to the fullest ♥ I cannot find a better phrase to sum the delightful month I had which flew by in a blink of the eye. Not only are we in the second half of the year, but the first month of this half… Read More Joie de vivre in July 2018 [ Gratitude ]

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[Monday Musings ] No swamp; No lotus!

“No swamp; no lotus”, hit me hard when I was reading the book The art of purring by David Michie. (Correction: I had incorrectly mentioned the author as Mitch Albom) This phrase is uttered by Geshe Wangpo while he is explaining the need to practice equanimity and how to go achieve it. He outlined four… Read More [Monday Musings ] No swamp; No lotus!

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[ #MondayMusings ] Dont take me for granted darling, for I am not afraid to walk away!

How often do we get taken for granted or maybe we just allow others to walk over us in order to not appear bad? People Pleasers or just too nice – what does this say about us? I am trying to explore this inane quality of each one of us to look good in front of others and so not disagree or simply go along with the plans even when we dont like it. Monday Musings for today!… Read More [ #MondayMusings ] Dont take me for granted darling, for I am not afraid to walk away!

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#ThankfulThursday : Being Human is a miracle in itself!

#ThankfulThursday Years ago, I was in the midst of a personal relationship that had become more misery than happiness. It was draining my self-esteem and depression had started to steep into my core. I was finding it easy to just let things be and bury myself in the depths of despair as fighting was too… Read More #ThankfulThursday : Being Human is a miracle in itself!

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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

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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