Tidy Up – Part III

From the last two posts, we know why it is a good idea to declutter right now and where to start decluttering to see immediate benefits. It is now time to delve a little deeper into each of the target areas to derive the maximum benefit from the entire decluttering exercise.The first place that I recommend starting to declutter is your laptop/computer/phone. I have suff...
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Tidy Up – Part II

In my previous Tidy Up post  , I shared about the amazing benefits of committing to a tidier environment, especially the satisfying "feel-good" emotions that come with it. Do read it if you missed it earlier.In this post, I will talk about 5 immediate places that you can start decluttering as you set out on your tidying up journey, to see an immediate positive impact. I...
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Tidy up – Part I

 This is the first in the series of decluttering posts, so here I am simply focusing on the benefits of decluttering and why you should absolutely do it, like, today!Up until a few years ago, I wasn't the most organised person and always struggled with keeping things in their place. There was always the excuse of having too many things and too little time to ca...
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Let us Talk – 5 solid strategies for effective communication

Communication is the ONLY way to get things done in a group, no doubt about it. Every day, we use various media, including e-mails, phones and our bodies for communication and we rely heavily on our ability to communicate with others to go about our daily lives. However, often, we struggle to express ourselves in a way that results in a positive outcome or at the very least...
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Love comes with an expiry date

Forever. Lasting till Eternity. Endless. These adverbs are usually seen associated with the mainstream definition of love. The idea of having a lover who cares for you and moulds themselves for you through the curves, sharp-bends and occasional smooth highways throughout your life is truly uplifting. The musicals, the classics, the bards, everyone tells us that there is not...
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The Eighth Sin – Ungratefulness

We all know about the seven detestable sins that humans are inclined to commit. These are lust, gluttony, greed, laziness, wrath, envy and pride. Think about it. Isn’t every single day a constant struggle to keep these negativities in check? We get out of the bed defeating laziness. We keep our diets in check by suppressing our gluttonous nature. We sometimes give in to and...
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The thin line between jealousy and admiration

Most of us are likely to sense when we are being truly admired. Admiration makes itself obvious in the eyes, words and body language of the person who admires us. Think about yourself and how you feel when you admire something – a picture, a place or a person. Your eyes would widen, you would want to know more about them and would want to spend more time looking at them or ...
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Lemongrass Essential Oil – An Olfactory Delight

Essential oil is, by definition, the product obtained after a process of distillation of certain plants and herbs or by cold compression of certain rinds. The process of distillation ensures that only the most potent product is left, i.e. the essence of the plant or herb is fully available in a small amount of the product. There are many kinds of essential oils easily avail...
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The Power of Silence

There are so many times that I try to lock myself up and sit in silence for a few minutes, but almost every time, I get interrupted by either the whirring fan, or the growling blender or the aeroplane flying overhead our apartments or if nothing else, then invariable, my kid's antics. Very few of us, I feel, are able to truly savour silence in our busy lives. If we somehow ...
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Right here, right now is Life

Don’t just look. See.Don’t just hear. Listen.Don’t just talk. Share.Don’t just visit. Belong. Do you know what are the things that are lacking in looking, hearing, talking and visiting, that make them incomplete? It is the lack of willingness to stay in the moment. It is the rejection of this moment as being full of life. It is the constant need to ...
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