Life is like a game with no trials, no re-runs, no free kicks. You get thrown in and keep going forward in a fast blur and then suddenly it’s all over. But here’s the good news: You can choose the WHY and the HOW of the game. And with just those two choices, you can either design an un-inspired blah life, or you can create magic, a life that lives on after you, something that truly MATTERS. If you are still reading, I will assume you want the latter. That’s wonderful, the world desperately Read more [...]
Your precious life. It’s the only one you will ever have. The one chance to do the things you want to do and become who you want to be. You so want to live a life that matters, to create adventures, to experience connection, to pursue your passions and to create an identity that feels true to who you are. But how? If you are like me, you’ve read tons of books and a gazillion personal development blogs on the topic, and tried the tips on goal setting and productivity, but it never Read more [...]
(Photo: Lighter Footstep) Do you sometimes feel alone or sad inside, for no obvious reason? Maybe nothing big happened per se, but there is a heaviness in your heart that permeates everything you think or do? And so you smile and chat and go through the motions of work and relationships and life....but there is a dull ache, sometimes an emptiness you can’t define. It’s confusing to think about, so you distract yourself, pretend it doesn't exist. But distraction only works for a short Read more [...]
“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” -- Aristotle We all want to be happy. It's ultimately why we work or get married, have kids or even buy a shirt. Happiness (or contentment) then is the final goal toward which we all aspire. But for something that seems to drive the entire human race, we surprisingly know very little about it. For e.g, Famine and war are obvious deterrents to happiness. So you would think that Read more [...]
1. Freedom to talk: When kids know they will be listened to without interruption or interpretation, they will talk. A child’s most important job is to connect. After all, biologically, that’s the best chance of survival for them. So if you are at a point where your child won’t share much of his day or thoughts spontaneously with you, and gives you one word answers when you ask, then he/she doesn’t feel he will be listened to openly and without judgment. Sometimes, the best thing to Read more [...]
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