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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Limited Journaling for Those Who Can’t Journal

  image credit   I often hear from people who say they have tried keeping a journal, but just can’t keep up the habit consistently. Others face the fear of the blank page…they don’t know what to write. Yet others feel that their life isn’t exciting enough, fun enough, or in any way worthy of […]

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Journaling Exercise: What Is Your Relationship With Your Body…Beyond the Surface

  image credit     For today’s exercise, I want you to think about your relationship with your body.  Let’s start with the surface answer first: Do you hate your body, love your body, are indifferent, or neutral?  Don’t give up if you have never thought about this. Keep exploring how you feel to arrive at […]

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Journaling Exercise: What does Independence Mean to You?

    The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness. Virginia Woolf   Happy 4th of July to all American peeps! The world seems topsy-turvey, but the American heroes […]

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The Three Rs: Relax, Recharge, Regroup

  image credit   We will be more successful in all our endeavors if we can let go of the habit of running all the time, and take little pauses to relax and re-center ourselves. And we’ll also have a lot more joy in living. Thich Nhat Hanh   I’m writing this from the terrace […]

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Journaling Exercise: List of Things You Love & Things You Would Like to Change

  image credit Lists are great. No fancy writing skills required, which also mean they make for great journaling exercises. You don’t need to worry about what to write, or how to write it. You just jot down bullet points, and make a list, as you no doubt often do in your life. It’s important […]

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33 Inspirational Thoughts for My Birthday

    I’m 33 today. No complaints. I love being in my 30s – which are definitely a far sight more fulfilling and exciting than my 20s :-) Each day, I am aware that I want to keep pushing and striving to be my best self, and to live my Kaizen Life. So today, I […]

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4 Truths from 4 Years of Kaizen Journaling

  image credit     Kaizen Journaling is 4 today. Like most birthdays and anniversaries…on the one hand it feels like I have been doing this forever, but on the other hand these four years have flown by. Let me first begin with two things I’m thankful for: First: I’m thankful that I can do […]

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4 Reasons Why You Should Pursue Extra-Ordinariness

  image credit   Some of you may be aware, I spent the last two weeks in India on vacation. Two great weeks with my relatives and friends, and had an all around great time. But what I also noticed was that a lot of people there are just settling. It’s part of the culture. I […]

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Why You Should Enjoy Valentine’s Day (Regardless of Your Relationship Status)

    image credit   Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. Oscar Wilde Yes, I know Valentine’s Day is the epitome of commercialization of holidays. But if we are going to argue about it, so is every other major holiday. That’s a […]

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