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

Tweet  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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33 Inspirational Thoughts for My Birthday

Tweet    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 Reasons Why You Should Pursue Extra-Ordinariness

Tweet  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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Journaling to be Less Judgemental

Tweet  image credit   The potential of journaling for personal development is infinite. You can quite literally use it for anything you want to improve, weaknesses you want to overcome. It doesn’t mean it’s easy. But it is possible.  If you are truly one of the rare people who is not at all judgemental, congratulations. […]

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3 Ways to Overcome Inner Resistance

Tweet  image credit   I have a bad habit of immediately resisting things that I’m told/ordered to do or change. If someone tells me to do something that I think I don’t like, or is not my thing, my first instinct is to say no. But as I have come to learn, first instinct is […]

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Writing Christmas Messages: Simple Words, Big Emotions

Tweet  image by puzzler4879   I was just writing a Christmas message for someone. As the thought formed in my head, before I could even write it down, it made me cry. They were not sad tears, or even happy tears. But simply tears of gratitude. The message is simple. One sentence. I don’t even know if the […]

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What to do When You Are in Unequal Relationships

Tweet  image by postaletrice   It happens. People in your life don’t necessarily value you to the same extent that you value them. For example, say Joe is really important to you, but you are less important to him. Or vice-versa. Perhaps Joe considers you an integral part of his life, whereas for you, he’s […]

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How Conformity Relates To Self-Esteem

Tweet    image by qu1j0t3   We live in a society that encourages fitting in. Conformity is not only encouraged but insisted upon in most major institutions of life. This starts at childhood. Most people want to fit in school, and there are very few students, who come out of schools with a positive experience, […]

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Why You Need A Life Purpose, And Why Having It Keeps You Going

Tweet  image by yolaleah   A life purpose, personal calling, something that you are born to do…there are so many ways to describe it. Some people believe it’s a spiritual or even religious thing. Others believe it comes from their genetic pre-dispositions and personality. Whatever you want to call it, and wherever it comes from, […]

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5 Lessons I Learned Since the End of My Marriage

Tweet  image by Eric Magnuson Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you. – Roger Ebert   My husband and I decided to get a divorce over a year ago now, and have been separated since then. It’s not a secret, but I haven’t spoken about it here on Kaizen […]

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