Gratitude Mindful Living

Flawsome but Awesome and loving it!

Flawsome but awesome and loving it

September was flawsome yet awesome–a nice mixed month with fulfilling work in progress, connections with wonderful people, travel – some stress and the usual. Besides work, I spent quite a bit of time offline hanging out with my friends, walking around our local market, enjoying conversations and much-needed sunshine! Because sometimes it is just good to shut everything and go outdoors! I am working on my ongoing purging. I had set myself a deadline that seemed quite far away when…

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Mindful Living Wednesday Wisdom

Giving someone the benefit of the doubt

Giving someone the benefit of the doubt

As humans, we are adept at jumping to conclusions. Nope, not the best exercise! Instead, what if we gave others the benefit of the doubt? The newspapers were piling up. I had to call the recycling guy to pick up the plastics and other material. So, after collecting everything in the middle of the living room—of course segregated and neatly packed in brown paper bags, I phoned him. He promised to come by in the afternoon. He didn’t though. I…

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Gratitude Mindful Living

What is Gratitude? How to practice gratitude? With 100 gratitude journal prompts

What is gratitude? How to practice Gratitude? 100 prompts for gratitude journal

“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” Henri Frederic Amiel “What is gratitude? How do you practice gratitude?,” These seem like d’uh questions, but it made me stop and think. Gratitude means different things to different people and then, there are those that brush it off and don’t believe in it. I know, right? But to each her own. The question, however, inspired me…

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Peepul Trees of Ross Island Andamans

Trees of Ross Island Andamans

The trees of Ross Island Andamans are fascinating, standing the test of time. These massive trees have grown around the historic ruins of the island. I know I featured another tree from Ross Island Andamans earlier, but there are so many to show off! We reached Ross Island Andamans one drizzly morning via speedboat from Aberdeen Jetty, Port Blair–it takes exactly 15 minutes–and by the time we arrived, the rain had stopped. Convenient, because one has to cover the island…

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Mindful Living Wednesday Wisdom

14 step heartfulness meditation to refresh yourself

Have you heard of heartfulness meditation

We talk about mindfulness meditation. But have you heard of heartfulness meditation? It is a gentle practice to refresh yourself at the end of a hectic busy day, to let go of stress and feel light. Today, in the newsletter from Hay House, I received a note about heartfulness meditation. What is heartfulness meditation? Heartfulness goes one step further than meditation to awaken the doorway to perception, destiny and self-awareness: your heart. Conceptualized by spiritual leader Kamlesh D Patel, fondly…

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