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I am the Space.

A Morning Sketch: I Am the Space “I am not my thoughts, emotions, sense perceptions, and experiences. I am not the content of my life. I am Life. I am the space in which all things happen.” I am reading “Stillness Speaks” by Eckhart Tolle while having steaming creamy oatmeal with splashes of golden honey […]

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“There’s a Voice Inside you that Tells you What you Should Do” – 16 Alan Rickman Quotes

Alan Rickman passed away this morning at the age of 69 after a courageous battle with cancer, someone who most people consider to be one of the best actors of our time, and whose friends, family and colleagues consider to be an incredibly supportive and loyal man. Rickman, a man who in one scene could […]

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Being a Patient in the Mental Health Care System

“I don’t care if you’re 3 percent or 99 percent, that’s too much,” said my brother, the emotion heavy in his voice. We were talking about the differences in the way I look at being suicidal, which I do somewhat regularly, suffering from depression and anxiety. The sharpness in his voice really hit me hard […]

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Top 5 Healthiest New Year’s Resolutions

With the New Year’s Eve straight ahead and approaching fast, it is the perfect time to start thinking about the changes you can to make in order to start the next year healthier and happier. Go over this year’s biggest achievements, successful endeavors and missed chances, inspect your business results, private life, daily routine and long-term […]

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Why Does Happiness Never Last? – Embrace Change

Imagine that when you were very young – just beginning to speak – your parents gave you a picture of a beautiful landscape: a green lush meadow with hundreds of multicoloured flowers in the middle, a clear-water river joyously running on the right, several cute wooden village houses huddling together on the left and snow-topped […]

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Comfort and Joy

“When we let go of all expectations, there is peace.” Kim Eng So much of our pre-holiday season stress comes from trying to manage expectations! And much of our holiday let-down comes from unfilled expectations. We put ourselves through so much anxiety, so much pressure – it’s no wonder the holidays are becoming the most […]

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28 Tips For Overcoming Depression

I understand the slog. I know the shift back out of depression into greatness can seem tough. Remember it will all be worth it in the end. Know that when you feel like just thinking is hard work, I understand. And that when someone asks you a question and a one word answer is a […]

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My Culinary S’kills’ – We Can’t be Good at Everything.

I never did much in the kitchen before my marriage because as soon as I finished my schooling I left to pursue my engineering degree in Coimbatore away from my home. Living away from home, this was my first experience with bad food – puris that called upon all my masticating skills, ghee rice that […]

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Live Free….Surrender!

A morning of Waking up just seconds before my alarm , getting the kids ready for school, serving them breakfast and then walking them to school. An afternoon of well accomplished household chores, a workout in the gym , preparing lunch. An evening consisting of extra curricular activities for the children, sitting with them for […]

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I Said a Prayer; My Life Became a Living Hell

Six years ago I was driving to work in Chicago morning traffic, watching my car wipers monotonously and methodically push the sky’s tears off the wind shield – left and right, left and right, left and right…. It was one of those late fall gray, wet, windy and cold days, when all you want to […]

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Three Signs Your Purpose is Calling

“Hello? Cheryl? It’s me, your purpose. I know you’ve been looking for me and I wanted to make things easier for you. Your purpose is-” Beep beep beep… shoot, she hung up! All joking aside, sadly my purpose wasn’t going to drop me a line on my iPhone 5. I’m fairly sure the divine doesn’t […]

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The Zen of the Effort – Embrace the Effort

Undoubtedly my favourite place to train is a small-secluded hillside not more than 3 miles from my house. It is a hidden dead end road servicing small estates in a rural suburban town next to mine. Not more than a ½ mile in length this short climb with portions approaching 7%. It is popular with […]