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Journaling Exercise: Dissecting Your Nearest and Dearest

Tweet  image credit   Well if that title caught your attention, I don’t know what that says about you :-) But in this exercise, we are going to dissect people closest to you.   Not literally.  Just on the page.    Who are the 5 people closest to you?  Why? What makes them closest?  Why […]

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Journaling Exercise: Are you self-centered?

Tweet  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

Tweet    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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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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Journaling to Discover and Defy Your Limits

Tweet  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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Journaling Exercise: What does Independence Mean to You?

Tweet    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

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

Tweet    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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