Why your bad sleep habits might be costing you, and how to fix them Over the last year, insomnia has risen significantly in the general populace. Although overall stress and anxiety has also increased – both of which can have a negative impact on sleep patterns – other factors such as loss or interruption of routine have also been creating…… Read More.
4 Essential Tips for Exam Wizardry Exams are an unavoidable part of our academic and even professional life. The modern-day workplace with its constant demand for upskilling and updating resumes has made learning and consequently examinations, a continuous part of life’s journey. With three Masters-in-law degrees I have learned a few things which have helped me excel in exams. How…… Read More.
If I had told my 10-year-old self that I would grow up someday to become a content and successful woman, I would have never believed myself then! When I was a child, I was diagnosed with a rare neurological disease called Friedreich’s Ataxia. It affected my walking, my speech, and my heart. It was mentally very, very exhausting. Heartfulness meditation…… Read More.
As an entrepreneur and a mother, I have reaped the many benefits of daily meditation. I ventured into the world of wedding design while at architecture school when I was 19, and 7 years hence, I am married with a child and managing my business parallelly. Born in an Indian family, my exposure to spiritual practice began at 3 years…… Read More.
I stumbled across Heartfulness meditation at the end of 2008 when I was already about 30 years old. At that time, I still didn’t know what I wanted from life, but I knew exactly what I wanted to avoid. Perhaps this was caused by the influence of literary classics and deep dissatisfaction, but with all my being I tried to…… Read More.
A long-distance relationship reminds me of my meditation practice. In the beginning, my partner and I would communicate with each other during random hours. But on some days, we felt frustrated and distracted because of different schedules and the huge difference in time zones. What then worked was finding a suitable hour in our schedule where we could meaningfully connect.…… Read More.
With work from home as the new normal, here are some ways that will help maintain a work-life balance – 1. Create a timetable With no busses or trains to catch, no coworkers getting lunch and coffee, and no packing up to go home at the end of the day, it can be hard to determine when to start and…… Read More.
I had been quite fond of a non-vegetarian diet since I was a kid and it had been an integral part of my life. The fondness for such a diet became problematic when I was diagnosed with celiac disease, a gluten allergy in my 3rd year of college. Because of this allergy, I could not have wheat and any form…… Read More.
I am from Japan and I started my meditation practice 13 years ago when I was introduced to Heartfulness by a friend of mine. After hearing about it, I looked it up on the internet and learnt that there was a meditation center in my area. I eagerly started the practice. There was a period when I had to briefly…… Read More.
“Being someone who consistently meditates was not my cup of tea for very many years. Who doesn’t know the wondrous benefits of meditation? But making it a habit was like peeling a tough coconut every day – I knew it is mouth-watering but didn’t have any desire to put forth attempts in savoring it.” The above example completely resonates with…… Read More.
It happened a few days ago. Despite a regular meditation practice, there are days when I struggle to feel grateful. I feel frustrated, disappointed, jealous, insecure, and just muddled. As humans, we can feel complex emotions. My mind was done with being all calm, happy, and peace loving. It took control. It decided to inject thoughts of everything that is…… Read More.
I fancy holidays as I truly feel merry and bright. It’s the time when I book a hotel and tickets for a flight, and I’m off to a destination that keeps my laptop away from me. For some time, I defined celebrating life as a period of “days” where I could easily get into the spirit of joy, excitement, and…… Read More.