As a holistic healer, mental wellness coach, a lot of friends and random people talk to me about social media addiction and the stress of dealing with negativity that's available on these social media platforms. In my perspective, no non-living thing can spread hatred or negativity on its own. Non-living things or technology or social … Continue reading Social Media: The Negative, the Positive, and the Third Side
Everyone around the world is fighting the COVID-19 epidemic. It's getting worse day by day. In India, it's a complete lock-down for today. I'm scared! But, I've not lost hope, and I've pledged to use this time for meaningful online learning. If you're also looking out for meaning online learning, I've something for you. I’m … Continue reading FREE Online Courses to Use the Time on Hands
In December 2019, I attended my first Vipassana Meditation camp. It's a 10-day process of mental purification, unlike anything I'd experienced. In this blog post, I'm going to share my in-depth experience. What's Vipassana meditation? Vipassana — that means to see things as they really are — is one of India's most ancient techniques of … Continue reading Vipassana Meditation: A Thorough Technique of Mental Purification
No one has perfect mental health all the time, but ongoing problems can be dangerous to our well-being. Disappointed in life?Feeling worn out?Feeling stressed out?Not having any fun? If you answered YES, you’re not alone. In this blog post, we’ll learn everything you need to know about mental health and well-being. Don’t forget to take the … Continue reading Mental Health Is About Wellness Rather Than Illness
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where your to-do list seems endless, deadlines are fast approaching and you find yourself in a soup? But what is stress really, and how does it affect us? What's stress? Stress, in everyday terms, is a feeling that people have when they are overloaded and struggling to … Continue reading Give Your Stress Wings and Let It Fly Away
What can destroy our ambitions, our fortunes, our relationships — our lives? The enemies lurking inside us, the ones we face from within, the ones we’ve got to destroy before they destroy us. The sins are a grouping and classification of vices. Behaviors or habits are classified under this category if they directly give birth to other immoralities. They're … Continue reading Enemies of the Mind and Happiness
You’ve noticed that something isn't right in your office, and you just can’t enjoy it. Your enthusiasm has diminished, you can’t recall the last time you felt good about getting up and going to work, and you spend your days on the job clock-watching and dreaming of escaping. These maybe the signs that perhaps it’s … Continue reading 11 Signs to Find out If You’re Working for a Bad Enterprise
Do you've got a restless mind? Have you ever been unsure of what you'd like to do for an afternoon and subsequently done nothing because you can't decide? When thoughts flood your mind, they drain your energy, stop you from living in the present moment, and can create a loop in your brain that feels … Continue reading The Art and Craft of Calming a Restless Mind
No one has perfect mental health all the time, but ongoing problems can be dangerous to our well-being. Disappointed in life?Feeling worn out?Feeling stressed out?Not having any fun? If you answered YES, you aren’t alone. In this blog post, we’ll learn everything you need to know about mental health and well-being. Don’t forget to take the … Continue reading Mental Health: Here’s Everything You Need to Know
Achieving happiness is so much easier than we think. Check out these steps to happiness: Think less, feel moreFrown less, smile moreTalk less, listen moreJudge less, accept moreWatch less, do moreComplain less, appreciate moreFearless, love more These steps to happiness are possible, but you must follow them with intention. Don’t give up if you can’t … Continue reading 7 Steps to Happiness
You don’t become successful alone, you’ve got friends who support you and family who listen to your life trials and troubles. They’re all types of different people you need in your life that help you achieve success depending on your definition. There’re ten types of people that you must surround yourself with if you want … Continue reading 10 Types of People to Surround Yourself With
We live in a world missing in compassion. The sad reality of humanity is that the huge majority of people ignore the suffering of others. Perhaps many turn a blind eye for their survival. Witnessing the suffering of another person can induce the raw emotion of fear or sadness or repulsion. Too often, people are … Continue reading What’s Compassion? Is It Good for You?
Recently, I put up a post in all my social media asking my friends to guide me to get these stones. I was looking for plain stones that I can paint into colorful kindness tones. It was rather an experiment to see how different can we see or think in life. I asked this question … Continue reading The Stone Experiment: Humans Are Becoming Blind
Doing acts of kindness is one of the best activities you can do with your children. It’s a great way to bond as a family, have a lot of fun and it teaches children about compassion and service. Kindness is essential for good mental health. Any act of kindness no matter how big or small can … Continue reading 100 Acts of Kindness for Children
It’s summer in many parts of the world. Due to a rapid climate change, every year it’s getting worse. Keeping cool when temperatures reach record highs isn't just about comfort. Dangerously high temperatures can result in heat-related illnesses ranging from heat cramps to heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Living through a hot summer seems impossible but these tips and tricks might … Continue reading Tips to Be Cool in the Summer Time
Too much of everything is never enough. No one can be labeled as good or bad as the virtues and vices are equally embedded in a person. Depending on how the virtues are nourished and demonstrated, a person is perceived as good or bad. Balance is the key! What's bad? Excess. This a conversation that the … Continue reading Balance Is the Key to a Successful Life
I don't know how does it work abroad but in India family and blood relation plays an important role in daily life. People are crazy about it! Parents expect their children because they're their blood. Children also help blood relatives more. As a common practice, if you ask for some help for a friend or … Continue reading Family Isn’t Defined by Blood or Genetics
In this modern world today, the issue of long-distance relationships has become a serious problem. Partners with closer emotional bonds get affected psychologically and don’t realize the cause of their frequent emotional changes when they’re apart from one another. Loneliness is a common problem that plagues most long-distance relationships. Depression can set in for such individuals … Continue reading If the Relationship Matters, the Distance Doesn’t
As a general belief, the family seems to be a bond that we shouldn’t break but once in a while, it may be required for your benefit and peace, to keep a distance from a specific relative. What's a family? A family isn't your blood or DNA. In just a few words, the family defines … Continue reading Don’t Be Afraid to Cut Toxic Family Members out From Your Life
The society looks at introverts as a problem that needs attention. Introverts are considered unsocial. They’re the people who’re regularly made to think about their self-improvement. People often tag them as confused or shy which is contrary to their choice. Introverts are equated with being self-conscious because they talk less or don't put themselves out there … Continue reading It’s Perfectly Fine to Be an Introvert
Ending a relationship is never easy because it ends a whole phase of your life where you had someone to share your doubts, your happiness, and your fears. Losing a relationship can heightened feelings of rejection and guilt. A broken heart and emotional pain can negatively affect physical and mental health. The end of a relationship … Continue reading End of a Relationship Isn’t the End of Life
The technology-driven society has paved the way for the CONSTANT CHECKER—those who check their emails, texts, and social media accounts on a constant basis. It can really take a toll not just on yourself, but the relationships you have. Social media addiction is dangerous! Social media is gradually eroding away the real value of what it … Continue reading Social Media Addiction Is Killing You
In our society, the term SLOW LEARNER is generally regarded in a derogatory sense. Due importance isn’t given to SLOW LEARNERS, and the situation is considered to be the result of a child’s mischief and stubbornness. Negative comments such as disinterested, dreamy, loser, dumb affect a child’s learning process and result in a dark future for children. … Continue reading Your Child Is A Slow Learner NOT Dumb
Fear of not being liked by others rules much in today’s life. The constant pressure to meet appearance standards set by society favors dissatisfaction with self-image. It can develop disordered eating habits, depression, and anxiety, all of which can continue to develop throughout adulthood. Each of us will have a positive body image when we … Continue reading Get Rid Of The Fear Of Self-Image
Is it hard to find our life purpose? There is no limit on the number of people whom we could help, or inspire, or support. There are many reasons why you may need to know your life purpose that also leads to a truly happy and meaningful life. But if you want to change all that and find your life … Continue reading 11 Simple Ways To Find Your Life Purpose
During my 4-year-long sabbatical, I got an opportunity to serve in a hospice. These moments were some of the most profound and meaningful of my life. I sat beside dying men and women as they tried to make peace with their time spent on this planet. Although each person’s life story was unique, certain regrets were … Continue reading 10 Most Common Regrets In Life
In 2013, this image from the internet ripped away my heart. I was unhappy. I had been complaining and comparing all my life but after seeing this, I had to introspect a lot. I found that social comparison is one of the main culprits that was taking away my happiness. But can we distance ourselves … Continue reading Comparison Is The Thief Of Joy
A combination of science and ancient wisdom say YES. Our happiness level is a result of a complex interaction of genes, behaviors, and what’s going on in our lives at a specific moment in time. And while each of us has a genetic set point for happiness in the way we do for weight, we … Continue reading Can We Train Ourselves To Become Happier?
Compassion is a word we often hear talked about when it comes to religion, but it's not a word used often enough when it comes to discussing what makes a business successful. Compassion is not religious business, it's a human business. HH Dalai Lama Indeed, compassion helps leaders be successful, it helps employees become successful, … Continue reading Compassion Gives You Money And Time
We live in a world based on based on achievement and competition. Many times, we're looked upon as weak for being too nice. We become cynical, pessimistic, and hard. Thinking that it is the only way to survive. What we do not realize is that we are shaping ourselves into something that is not us. … Continue reading The Power Of Kindness Is Good For You
The Bhagavad Gita is one of the most ancient religious scriptures of the world and it provides a scope for deep thinking and perspective of life. It’s the most comprehensive scripture on happiness. What’s the purpose of our life? What do we want to achieve? What is it that we crave? It’s happiness. We may be keen on … Continue reading Happiness as Explained in the Bhagavad Gita
With a scarcity mindset, you believe that everything is limited. Time is limited. Money is limited. Love is limited. This causes you to worry about the future. You’re consciously or unconsciously more concerned with what might go wrong than with what could go right. You make fear-based decisions. You’re afraid of missing out. You’re afraid … Continue reading It’s All About The Right Mindset
दया की परिभाषा क्या है ? अधिकतर लोग ये कहते है दयालु होना यानि दूसरों के लिए कुछ अच्छा करना | कुछ ये भी कहते है के दयालु होना यानी खुद पर दया करना होता है | क्या दयालु होना मुश्किल है ? जी नहीं | आसान है | दया क्या है ? मैत्री, सज्जनता, … Continue reading दया की शक्ति
How do you define kindness? Most people would intuitively answer that being kind means doing nice things for other people. Others might add that kindness includes being kind to oneself. Is it difficult to be kind? No. It's easy. It's so easy that sometimes we do not realize how simple it can be. What is … Continue reading The Power Of Little Acts Of Kindness
Striving toward happiness is our very nature. But that doesn't mean you won't experience sorrow. In fact, sorrow is an important part of your pursuit of true and everlasting happiness. If you live life, sorrow will occur. The more you live, the more you love, and the more deeply you live and love, the greater … Continue reading Learn To Live With Sorrow, It’s A Gift
ILU. I love you. The most powerful word in the universe. The supreme mantra. We talk about it endlessly. We argue over when to say it, how to say it and if it was too early to say it. Love is not just assigned to one other human. Your love isn't just for the missing … Continue reading You Should Be Saying ILU To More People, More Often
Moving on seems impossible at first. One may feel like they will never get over their relationship. This blog post is for everyone out there who doesn't think they will move on. I assure you, that's part of the process. It will take time, probably longer than you might think. I am talking about being fully … Continue reading The Art And Craft Of Moving On
Negative thinking can ruin your life. It’s not a joke; this is one of the major obstacles to happiness. Even when you’re on your way to achieving something great, the negative thoughts can stress you out. I said the wrong thing again. How could I be so stupid? I hate this job. But I couldn’t … Continue reading Positive Ideas To Stop Negative Thinking
Yesterday, while cooking dinner, I suddenly realized that I am somewhat ambidextrous i.e. I can work with two hands on two tasks simultaneously. It's not something unusual as such but that reminded me of a good lesson I have learned—problems are opportunities. In 2006-7, I broke my right-hand elbow and my hand was in plaster … Continue reading Believe Me, Problems Are Opportunities!
Many of us grew up believing that it’s nobler to give than to receive. This proclamation safeguards us from becoming self-centered monsters—scanning our environment to see what we can extract to fill ourselves. But this may turn us into a narcissist because we think we become great as we’re giving, and just giving. But I have a … Continue reading There’s Receiving In Every Giving
Before we comprehend the simplicity of life let us understand our role in it. People are complication-mongers; they convert simple things into something horribly complex and difficult to interpret. The only reason we have something called sixth-sense is to complicate things. But then think about it, without making things complicated we might feel extremely dull … Continue reading Life Is Too Simple, We Complicate It
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. Happiness is one of the most sought-after goals in life, yet for many, it seems to be elusive. A big house or a new car won’t actually make you happier; it’s the simple joys in life that bring … Continue reading 15 Simple Ways To Live A Truly Happy Life
I am 38 now and I had been reading and trying to understand the wisdom of life for a long time. I read quite a lot of ancient scriptures and books on various subjects; ranging from science to philosophy. I also went one step ahead to take a 4-year-long sabbatical to understand my self and … Continue reading Welcome Suffering, Pain and Negativity In Your Life
If you thought that the only benefit of sex was, well, pleasure, here's some news for you. Having sex is good for adults and having it regularly is even better. Not only does it help you sleep well, relieve stress and burn calories, there are also several other reasons why you need to have sex … Continue reading 9 Reasons You Should Have Sex Every Day
Gratitude is the quality of being thankful and showing appreciation. It's a mindful acknowledgment of all that we have been given. When we focus on the abundance in our lives, we discover a greater capacity for generosity, cheerfulness, and contentment. Why develop an attitude of gratitude? Expressing gratitude is a rewarding habit that affirms the … Continue reading Why Is Gratitude Is The Best Attitude?
Today is a big day miracle is going to happen! Yesterday, I said the same words and it did happen for so many of us. Some of you messaged me that there was no miracle today. I have a different perspective on this. When I was in my no-money walking pilgrimage, we stayed with homeless people, … Continue reading The Present Moment Is The Biggest Miracle
My internet was not working for a few days and I was working with my service provider to solve the issue. Both of us were confused about the solution. And hence, we were struggling. Finally, I could speak to one of their expert who told to check in one setting in the control panel. To … Continue reading Change Your Settings, Change Your Life
Taking the first step is the most difficult part; for most of the people. But, as it’s said that a thousand-mile journey starts with one step, the first step can take you far. I want to share some personal experiences with an emphasis on the first step. My father was a victim of the Partition … Continue reading The FIRST STEP Is The First Step Towards A Successful And Prosperous Life
It's a lovely day today. In fact, as one of my friend, philosopher and guide said that today is the first day of rest of our lives. But, this lovely day is because of last night. If there was no night, there wouldn't have been this morning. In regard to this the thought, I have … Continue reading Listening Is An Act Of Love
A few years ago, on a morning like any other, I had a sudden realization: I was in danger of wasting my life. I decided on the spot to begin a systematic study of happiness. It did. I made myself happier. And along the way, I learned a lot about how to be happier. Here are those … Continue reading 10 Ways To Be Happier!
There is a constant fight over what is good and what is bad. I think it's very subjective—every good has bad inside, and every bad has a good inside. Every being or thing is made up of a good and a bad combination. According to me, we should focus on the good part, and leave … Continue reading Take The Good, Leave The Bad
Happiness is so important to us, both as individuals and as a world, primarily because happiness is really all there is. As human beings, although we possess cognitive abilities and are highly thought oriented, the quality of our lives is ultimately entirely determined by our emotions. For example, which life would you rather have; that of … Continue reading Why Happiness Is So Important?
Few people realize the huge impact the ability to forgive can have on their happiness, nor do most people think of this as a skill that they need to teach and practice with their children. But important it is: forgiving people tend to be happier, healthier, and more empathetic. The inability to forgive, on the other … Continue reading Forgive And Feel Happier
The term empathy is used to describe a wide range of experiences. Emotion researchers generally define empathy as the ability to sense other people’s emotions, coupled with the ability to imagine what someone else might be thinking or feeling. Empathy is the experience of understanding another person's condition from their perspective. You place yourself in … Continue reading What Is Empathy?
A number of questions could still be answered to make a stronger case that nonhuman primates really do feel gratitude or some evolutionary building block of gratitude. First, a great deal of evidence in humans suggests that gratitude is important for forming new relationships, but not so much for maintaining existing ones. If the opportunity … Continue reading The Evolution Of Gratitude
Service is a beautiful word. It can mean very different things to people, depending on whether they are talking about sports, cell phones, the military or volunteerism. Here I use the word to refer to the practice of selfless giving—something that each one of us has the capacity to do. We contribute to discovering abundance: … Continue reading Why Should I Contribute To Community?
This is a whole new thing, a unique perspective on happiness that the Bhagavad Gita speaks about and it’s in the very last chapter. Here we come to know about the three types of happiness. O best of the warriors, now please hear from me about the three kinds of happiness by which the conditioned soul enjoys, and … Continue reading 3 Types of Happiness as per the Bhagavad Gita
Smiling is a great gesture! Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, and honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Actually, there isn’t any art behind it. Just that you were born to … Continue reading The Art Of Smiling
How many times have we felt unhappy with life because we simply had too much idle time? I know it has happened in my own life. When I get bored, I get down, and I only snap out of it when I start to get busy again. The thing is, we have to recognize this … Continue reading 3 Keys To Happiness
Find the good and positive in every situation: This is not difficult. In every situation, there must be something good, happy or amusing. Why not focus on it? Your mind might drag you down, to think about negativity and difficulties, because that's how it is accustomed to thinking. Don't let it. Endeavor to change the … Continue reading 10 Tips To Help You Choose To Be Happy
This is the problem! The capacity of the senses to enjoy is limited but the desire in the mind is unlimited. This discrepancy between wanting to enjoy and the ability to enjoy causes all sorts of ailments. Bulimia is one such ailment. It's is only related to food but similar diseases can be related to all … Continue reading Happiness Is Within You
Have you ever noticed that children have happiness inside? They spend a majority of their days laughing, smiling and just enjoying life. Wouldn’t it be great if you can be that happy like a child again? The good news is that you can. It may be hard to imagine because, after all, we as adults … Continue reading Here’s How You Can Be Happy Like A Child
For centuries, the field of psychology focused on addressing the negative—investigating what was wrong with us or relieving suffering from depression, trauma, and addictions. But over the last decade, we've seen a significant shift: scientists are now turning their attention to what makes people thrive. What thoughts, actions, and behaviors make us more productive at … Continue reading What Is The Science Of Happiness?
Many people believe that happiness comes from success, health, and great human connections. However, the inverse of this principle is actually the statement that is the truest: success, wealth, good health, and nurturing relationships are by-products of happiness, not the cause. When you are happy, you are more likely to make choices that lead to … Continue reading Reinventing Happiness
There's a huge difference between happiness and pleasure, yet there is still a correlation between them. We believe that by seeking pleasure and avoiding pain we will feel happy. And to an extent, that holds true. Pleasure is a momentary feeling that comes from something external while happiness is an internal state of mind. Pleasurable … Continue reading Happiness Vs. Pleasure: There’s A Difference
Forgiveness is good not just for the person forgiven, but for the person who forgives. We often think of forgiveness as a kind, magnanimous act—an act of mercy or compassion extended to someone who wronged us. While that can be true, research over the past few decades has revealed enormous personal benefits to forgiveness as … Continue reading Why Should We Practice Forgiveness?
It's essential to forgive yourself and others in order to release your guilt and decide to not allow it to suffocate you and your future opportunities. Forgiveness is not the same as acceptance of the hurt. It's about taking care of yourself so that you can move forward with your life without being controlled by … Continue reading The Heart Of Forgiveness
The research suggests that happiness is a combination of how satisfied you are with your life and how good you feel on a day-to-day basis. Both of these are relatively stable—that is, our life changes, and our mood fluctuates, but our general happiness is more genetically determined than anything else. The good news is, with … Continue reading What Is Happiness?
When is the last time you’ve challenged yourself? Took a risk? Or, even deviated from your normal routine? If you’ve been complacent with happenings around you maybe it’s time for a change. Change is inevitable in life. It's a part of our life. When we are tired of doing something we welcome a new change. … Continue reading Why Do We Need Change?
I realized that nobody is the owner of money or wealth, we're just a trustee or nominee. We have to share it away. It never belonged to us and per Vedas, this is all there for thousands of years. I think, we become frustrated or suffer because we try to become an owner. Once we have a … Continue reading Money Can Buy You Happiness!