The way

Why do we get into conflicts? We come across different kinds of problems with different people. Almost every day we face situations that make us get angry/upset/uncomfortable with people around us. It could happen with friends, neighbors, parents, spouse, children, colleagues, managers, subordinates, helpers, fellow driver on-road, and so on. What is the reason? Are... Continue Reading →

What is your Golden Window?

All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions. Leonardo da Vinci I came across a small story about a house with a golden window. Quite an interesting story and thought many of us could relate it with different things in our life. A little girl was living in a country house. She was quite... Continue Reading →

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, one thing is certain that we need to brave the 21 days of lock-down! We could be happy, sad, scared, anxious, or panic. No options to choose, we... Continue Reading →

Self-contained

Old is gold! I found this gem of a poem from the 19th century in my daughter's English textbook. Its content is much needed today when we are lost in man-made complexities of life. Sometimes, people with bad behavior are compared with wild animals. Whenever I come across such a comparison, I think it is... 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 →

The potter and the king

Panchatantra Series Once upon a time, there was a potter who lived in a village with a meager income. One night, he stumbled and fell over some pots in his house. It resulted in a deep cut on his forehead, due to a broken piece of pot. He did not treat his wound as it... Continue Reading →

How to get rid of self-doubt?

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”  ― Suzy Kassem Rita wants to enroll for a dance class, she is in her late thirties and thinks whether she can learn dance at this age. Rocky wants to start his venture triggered by his passion and doubts whether he could be successful, feels like continuing in... 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 to express gratitude for. With awareness, there comes the responsibility of implementation. Are you ready to do so? Let us see... Complaining about the... Continue Reading →

World Environment day

Today is the world environment day, it is a united nation's day to encourage worldwide awareness and actions to protect our environment. The theme for this year is air pollution. However, I would like to discuss water as that also needs our attention and action. I was talking to my friend, about the mountaineering training... 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 →

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