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Mindful Living Wednesday Wisdom

Are you counting your blessings?

Are you counting your blessings #mindfulness #selfhelp #personaldevelopment

Every other day, or maybe a bit more often, depending on how our day is going, we need a reminder to count our blessings. Busy lives and hectic schedules steer us towards focusing so intently on our usually temporary problems that even if we have a long list of things to be grateful for, they seem blurry. Why? Because our attention highlights the problems that appear more important at the moment. It could be a financial issue, a hassle at…

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Love is in the air #travel #thursdaytreelove #mindfulness
Mindful Living Travel

Love Is In The Air

This gorgeous spot is one of my happy places on my son’s campus. I remember the first time I saw the expanse of green, moist after the rain when the sun just broke out of the clouds. The two…

Memory Lane Villa in Coimbatore
Reflections Relationships

Down Memory Lane to A Villa In Coimbatore

I was probably five years old when our joint family of 30+ members slowly started dispersing. Marriages, new jobs, job transfers—all the usual things. We lived in Mumbai. My Grandmother’s brothers lived in the family estate very close to…

My Umbrella and I

My Umbrella and I

I bet each one of you has an umbrella story (or several) to tell. My first memory of an umbrella is probably from the time I was five–or younger–huddling under a huge black umbrella with a wooden handle; at…

Gingi #AtoZChallenge #Childhood #Humor
#AtoZChallenge Humor Parenting


It happened in 1982. Most of you reading this were probably not even born (couldn’t resist that—what with most people addressing me as anything but Vidya these days *evil grin*) I was in the first year of college, studying…

Unexpected Upgrades #reflections

Unexpected Upgrades

I love the words update and upgrade. Probably because they usher in a freshness, something better than before. Like most people, I like to ensure that it is planned. Why? Mostly because depending on what we’re upgrading, it involves…