How keeping a gratitude journal is changing my life for the better

Sixty-six days already into 2017, I thought it is best to look back on how am doing with my plans for the year. With this year being as unpredictable as the clearing shower of yesterday afternoon, I can only hope to continue being positive (while practicing deliberate gratitude) about whatever comes my way. Blogging has …

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I am melting away my stress with every step

I started going for morning walks in December. With the advent of 2017, my resolve has been firm and there has been no cooling of the steam to keep me walking. However, I have come to believe that relying totally on will-power to achieve long-term goals (fitness, career or any other) can often be pretty daunting …

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Does practicing gratitude mean ignoring the negativity?

"There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference.  The little difference is attitude.  The big difference is whether it is positive or negative." ~ W. Clement Stone I have always wondered if being grateful for everything life sends our way implies we accept the toxic, the negative aspects as …

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Laughter Therapy

"Gentlemen, why don’t you laugh? With the fearful strain that is upon me day and night, if I did not laugh I should die, and you need this medicine as much as I do." ~Abraham Lincoln I was probably in sixth standard when during the school vacations I used to go for morning walks with …

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A blessing in disguise

Back in time when I had tied the knot, if anyone asked me what were our plans for having a baby, I'd tackle the question like any other newly-wed. Buying time saying 'we are still learning our ways in the new relationship'. But deep in my heart, I harboured self-doubt that I could ever make …

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Serendipity

May has flown leaving me in dismay. The new-found resolve of writing regularly, has thankfully decided to put up with me, despite signs of commitment phobia on my part. I desperately wanted to seek refuge in the excuse of summer holidays but I have decided to act otherwise or rather wise. This is why at …

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7 Parenting lessons I learnt from the Urban Poor

The minute I read the much talked about and shared article of past week on Urban Poor, something in my system churned. It certainly wasn't that I found the article fictitious. I am not going to touch upon how absurd this kind of behaviour sounds because being a millennial I have seen it all happen …

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7 Parenting lessons I learnt from The Jungle Book

Jungle Book has been a treasure chest of dreams, day-dreams, mischief, innocence, entertainment, friendships and fun for me as a child. I grew up yearning the life of Mowgli who had the joy of all play and no work, no calls from his mother to clean up his room or to take bath, never had to …

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