Journaling Exercise: Are you self-centered?

  image credit     Too much self-centered attitude brings isolation. Result: loneliness, fear, anger. The extreme self-centered attitude is the source of suffering. Dalai Lama   I had a conversation recently with someone who is going through a rough period, but what I noticed was that every single sentence was about them. Even when […]

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A Lesson in Patience and Positivity

    I’m a pretty positive person. Some of my nearest and dearest may say insanely so. But I’m also a human, and so there are times when certain things or events get me down. They don’t necessarily make me negative, but rather frustrated or impatient (which is certainly one of my flaws). Besides the […]

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5 Lessons from a very eventful January 1st

This year is one day old, and I’m writing the kind of post one would expect at the end of the year. Well, for me, 2017 has already begun with a bang, and left me on a shifting sand. Up until 30th of December, I’d plans. I had decided my goals for 2017. I was […]

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End of Year Journaling & Mind Cleansing – Join In for Free

    Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. – Seneca Life can change in a split second. The moment of revelation, or decision, or when perspective shifts. Often all it takes is a split second. It doesn’t matter what day it is. Life does not wait for the New Year to start, […]

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NAWE 2016 Conference Report

  I am about a month late on this report, but fortunately, the subject is not time sensitive. I spent the weekend of 11th to 13th November attending my first academic conference, which is actually only a bit different from BristolCon (Science Fiction and Fantasy convention where writers and artists gather) that I attend annually. […]

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Brexit, Trump, and the World Getting You Down? Unoverwhelm Your Mind With Journaling

  image credit   I woke up this morning to find that Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States. Brexit repercussions continue to play havoc in the UK. In India, Prime Minster Modi has decided to stop 500 and 1000 Rupees notes from circulation to reduce the amount of Black […]

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Journaling Prompt: Halloween

  image credit   It may be all about commercial purchases, like many holidays these days, but I do love Halloween. Supposedly scary costumes become cool, and it’s okay for us all to be dressed in weird get-ups!  In the spirit of Halloween then, here’s a journaling prompt for you to try out: What’s the […]

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NAWE Conference: Stratford-Upon-Avon (Come say Hello)

  I will be attending the National Association of Writers in Education Conference from November 11-13 in Stratford-Upon-Avon, the home of the bard! Check out the full, exciting programme here.  On Saturday November 12th, I’m presenting a paper titled “Hand-written journaling in the digital age.”  This is the programme blurb:  Digital technology has become a […]

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My Year, or How Change in One Area of My Life Led to a Better, Healthier, More Empowered Me!

  So, this particular year started on September 21st, 2015. But in all honesty, the journey – or rather the struggle to get to that stage – started years before. On 21/09/15 I joined my new gym – and where I’m today and who I’m today is very different from who I was then. Bear […]

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Journaling to Discover and Defy Your Limits

  image credit Do you ever stop to think about your limits? How often do you say, “I can’t do this,” or “I’m not smart enough for that”, or “I’m not fit enough for that,” or “I’m not disciplined enough for that” or other similar phrases?  Do a 24 hour experiment.  For one day, make […]

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