Day 1: Hello There!

It is strange that sometimes we lose control of ourselves as we direct all our attention and focus to those around us. We think that they are responsible for what we feel, for our thoughts and how we act. We forget that everyone around us is there to share and provide support and energy, but…

21 Days Mind Workout

Our Mind…Mysterious…Enigmatic….Baffling! Full of surprises when we delve deep! Let us reflect, deliberate and exercise our minds to discover the unending possibilities that it offers. For the next 21 days, let us empower ourselves by spending time on ourselves. Take this journey with me, one that has amazed me, empowered me and helped me discover…

Shoot an arrow or present a bouquet?

I was driving. The man overtook from the wrong side and almost brushed against my car. I cursed! The cook forgot to roast the spices! Intentionally or did she actually forget? Labor and drudgery for me! I got annoyed! My son left the breakfast bowl on the table and disappeared. There he goes again! Repeat…

The Hazy Subconscious

We are often confused with the conscious mind versus the sub-conscious. Which one is more powerful or rather do we have any power over the sub-conscious? It appears out of reach, beyond the bounds and a hazy shadow at a distance. However, that is not so. Imagine your conscious mind as a charioteer that holds…

Watch your thoughts! Turn them around!

Is this a dream? Why do a see a gypsy in front of me as I walk down the path? It is a beautiful garden, flowers blooming, yellow and pink, a stream with little fish swimming around in groups, a gentle breeze and the mild scent of spring in the air. And all of a…

The Power of Self Discovery

Mary loved Adrian. They had a powerful connection, a bond that was stronger that steel. She could read him like a book, could feel his pain, his joy, his anxiety, even when there was complete silence between them. Life went on as usual. Of late Adrian was withdrawn. He came home later than usual, spent…

Self Pity – 5 simple steps to overcome it

“Oh pity, oh pity, oh pity my plight And all those who suffer from shortness of sight” This song was buzzing in my head, a song I learnt in school and it brought back some wonderful memories of those times. It also struck a chord and I was transported to the time I had been…

Watching the shifting shadow

My eyes darted to the wall…I could see my shadow…it moved, it shifted, it grew larger and smaller. My eyes glazed as I gazed into the past. I could see the shadow once again. It had shrunk to a pitiful self, it could hardly move, overwhelmed by the adversities that life had thrown at it….

Rainbow ahead, violet to red

It was devastating…my world came crashing down! There was a weight that kept pulling me into the vortex of the swirling whirlpool. I saw myself spiralling down, my mind spinning out of control and then it just went blank – a void! No thoughts, no feelings, just a numbness. What just went wrong? My life…

The shoe does not fit!

“Ouch!  This shoe does not fit”, said Juni, “and it hurts!” It was the one she liked, chosen after painstaking ‘research’! She had discarded numerous pairs….too flashy, too dull, too stark, too shapeless, narrow and pointed, heels not right, not the right color and finally picked out the befitting perfect pair. A beige pair of…