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Shades of my Thoughts?
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An excerpt from Jon Kabat-Zinn’s book, Wherever You Go, There You Are: Our thoughts can act like shades, our dream glasses. When we have them, we see dream family, dream job, dream colleagues, dream partners, dream friends, etc. We can live in a dream present for a dream future. Without knowin

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I am Quiet
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I am quiet. I have been that way all my life. What does it mean for my communication? In this blog post, I am sharing my journey with communication and the role of emotional development along the way. I am sharing my experiences, perspective, and a book that have made a strong impression on me. I a

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My Brain is Plastic!
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A few years ago, I picked up a very insightful book on neuroplasticity. What did I learn? What are my thoughts on this topic? I will start with my experience of learning harmonium in my early twenties. My Baby Steps with Harmonium We have a portable harmonium about 2.5′ x 1′ x 1′

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Dear Pappa:
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August 30, 2005 – it has been fifteen years now. While you continue your upward journey and ripples in our inner net still touch and resonate, we miss your physical presence from our time together. The memories always bring a smile … Read More

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Create a Beautiful Universe
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I had it on my list of resolutions for this year to meditate. Growing up in India, the seeds are there all along, of course. However, they had first been nurtured when I read Dr. Andrew Weil’s Spontaneous Healing almost 20 years ago. As I started meditating a little bit this year, the ideas from

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I Enjoy the Music
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Dear family, friends: While staying home and social distancing to do our bit to deal with the pandemic, I read a few insightful articles on social solidarity to be there for each other in a supportive way. I read a few good ideas and saw some videos about having a sense of gratitude for the many po

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Let my Droplets Drip :)
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Biren forwarded to me an email about the Building Bridges workshop from Atmarpit Smrutiji, a disciple of Pujya Gurudevshri Rakeshbhai Jhaveri. I was intrigued by the introduction: “Relationships form an integral part of your life. In this workshop, you will gain mastery in inner architecture, aim

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Connecting Credibly – Part I of II
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Every presentation has a purpose – you would like your audience to do something about it. It could be – Understand your view point, or Understand the problem at hand, or Adopt your solution or an answer,  or Think about … Read More

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SMILES with the Smile Cards
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[Note: I originally wrote this on ServiceSpace feed.]   The idea of using Smile Cards sounded really good the moment I heard of it. It sounded fun. It took me a while before I actually used a Smile Card, or as the card says, I tagged someone. I decided to tag someone first time while walking

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A New Earth
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I read Ekhart Tolle’s A New Earth over the winter break. It gave me a new perspective to look at everything in life. What did I learn? Tolle focuses on consciousness in the book. It’s the universal energy that different people, cultures acknowledge and recognize in a number of different ways –

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Decisions – do I use intuition or logic?
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When it comes down to making decisions – do I use logic, or emotions, or intuition, or all of them? This is for any situation with my career, my business, my customers, my family, or any other social engagement. I debate this question all the time. I am bringing some of my thoughts and ideas here.

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My Fully Loaded Car – Rational Emotions or Emotional Rationality?
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Let me tell you a true story about my very first car. This story is me and my mindset sixteen years ago. It makes me laugh about it now, but it meant so much for me at the time. I was walking down the street in Kearny, NJ. It was a beautiful fall evening. I saw a car from the distance. How amaz

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