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

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

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

Connecting Credibly – Part II of II

Yesterday’s workshop was fun. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Here are my nuggets from it. Stories are powerful. They give you something to feel and experience. Stories don’t have to stretch too long, either. The key is to tie in the point you are trying to make. Also, tell your stories, and let them


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I think we all leave home – it could be 24 hours away, or 2 hours away, 20 minutes away, or sometimes only a few seconds away … We embark on that journey of pursuing dreams, a journey of making things happen, a journey of finding our own identity, a journey of carving out a niche for ourselves i

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

A Ripple on Parenting

I had read a very nice thought about children and parenting them in Scott Peck’s book, Road Less Traveled – children are worthy of living their own life, of facing their own challenges and situations and finding meaning of their own life through all of that. Welcome their arrival in this world,

Genius of Excellence

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Thomas Edison said, “Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.” I am always intrigued by stories and ideas from people that are genuinely good in what they do. They juice me up. In this article, I am sharing what I have learned from a number of examples, books and own personal expe

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