The wheel of life, for a plant

Gardening is a meditative experience for me that blocks my mind from external disturbances. It is a way of self-care to rejuvenate us, while the body gets some exercise, the mind becomes calmer without outer distractions. Sharing an example of the plant life cycle I witnessed in the past few months. It is an enriching... Continue Reading →

A walk through

24th March 2020, A New Beginning “The promise of spring’s arrival is enough to get anyone through the bitter winter!”— Jen Selinsky In the days of uncertainty, only one thing is sure. We have to brave the 21 days of lock-down! We could be happy, sad, scared, anxious, or panic. We do not have any... Continue Reading →

Be you!

Happy International Women’s Day! International Women's day is an opportunity to look at the achievements, challenges, contributions, problems & issues, and many more things related to women. It is a time to discuss this topic at various forums. It is a diverse world. A very few percentages of women are scaling the heights in their... Continue Reading →

Take a break!

It is okay to take a break! Just don't quit! It is easier said than done. Many times we feel like taking a break from what we are doing. When your body and mind are getting overloaded, you need to pause, think, and decide. It is important to take care of yourself and ensure you... Continue Reading →

Social validation

Belief in yourself is more important than endless worries of what others think of you. Value yourself and others will value you. Validation is best that comes from within. - Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Dreams in a Time of War Social validation is more connected to the influence of other people that lead us to conform... Continue Reading →

Are you keeping it on ice?

“Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to do if you stay in the present moment.” — Deepak Chopra How frequently do we do this? Keep postponing the best and most important things we wish in our life! That one vacation, a relationship, a new experience, a hobby, an adventure, so... Continue Reading →

How to get rid of self-doubt?

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”  ― Suzy Kassem Rita wants to enroll in a dance class. Now, she is in her late thirties and thinks about whether she can learn to dance at this age. Rocky is interested in starting a new venture that suits his passion and doubts about whether it is... Continue Reading →

Count your blessings

A quote by Zig Ziglar says, gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more things to express gratitude. With awareness, there comes the responsibility of implementation. Are you ready to do so? Let us see. Complaining about the... Continue Reading →

Keep going

Don't watch the clock; Do what it does. Keep Going. Writer's block Is it a myth or truth? Is it laziness, or lack of time? Is it an excuse to stretch my mind to get on writing? Or am I stuck with the resistance? Am I the victim of procrastination? I have no idea whatever it... Continue Reading →

How to overcome self-criticism

It happens, you may come across a situation like this: You have plenty of tasks on the to-do list. You have many things to be completed at work and home. You may be planning to take up some activities to improve your fitness and career growth. You want to have some fun and relax. Trying... Continue Reading →

Conversation is so much more than words

A conversation is so much more than words: a conversation is eyes, smiles, and the silence between words. -Annika Thor I was reading some thoughts on how suffocated people feel with their emotions and how people are holding back their vulnerabilities to maintain the social image of a happy person. It made me think about... Continue Reading →

A journey towards the encore

- Part of Little things of joy series What do you see in this picture? A bright image with beautiful mandalas overlapping each other? Observe this cheerful picture, try to focus on one mandala. Suddenly other ones start drawing your attention. It could become an overwhelming task to stare at the image for a longer... Continue Reading →

What to write?

At times, deciding on the topic for the blog could become exhausting and overwhelming. That's what I am facing now. Image: Pixabay It feels like different topics are bombarding me to pick up and write and my mind is going blank with too many options in hand. To make this task easier, I have tried... Continue Reading →

Balance for Better

Look at the picture, what does it remind you? To-do list at work or the one on the fridge door? Or the shopping list or clothes/plates piled up for a wash or papers stacked on the table that should be taken care of or the major responsibilities that you are holding on your shoulders? This... Continue Reading →

What are you talking to yourself?

Image source: pngtree It's what we whisper ourselves that has the most power. How do you talk to yourself? Are you talking consciously or in an autopilot mode? Whether you call it inner dialogues or inner critic or self-talk, do you pause and observe that talk? While working on mundane tasks and chores, it is... Continue Reading →

Strive to Thrive

The strong find a way to survive...and THRIVE!Billey Cox During our recent visit to the Howrah natural bridge on Neill Island, my husband captured this photo. I could feel the sea breeze, salty-humid air, tickling touch of fishes, splashing waves on my feet, small scratches by the coral rocks on my legs. With warm people to... Continue Reading →

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