I know that I am not perfect, but yet I am. In my own way. There is just one me. And thus only one perfect. Who am I? That changes each moment. I am not who I was this morning, because I have grown, physically and mentally and spiritually, since then. And what I am … Continue reading I am enough
As Alex and I were doing up our new apartment, we put up all the books in our existing bookcase. And because we didn't want to get another display shelf to put our little knickknacks and collectibles, we just put them all in the bookcase together. After it was all done, I stood back and … Continue reading Cluttered bookcase, or more? Look a little deeper.
If you have lived with someone in a close relationship (not like a roommate, but someone whom you love deeply), chances are that like me, you’ve been so annoyed and frustrated by some small and big things that they do, that you've wanted to bang your head on the wall in frustration. It doesn’t matter … Continue reading The moments that make the effort totally worth it!
In a consumer world, we encounter many different kinds of salepersons in stores. A few days ago, I met 2 extreme kinds. I had to get some printing and binding done in Aachen, so I went to a shop called Face, known for special printing. They said they couldn't deliver exactly what I wanted, just … Continue reading Kindness, even from strangers, can make everything bright 🙂
They say Virgos are perfectionists. As someone of that sun sign, I had no trouble believing that about myself from an early age! I tried to maintain very high standards of both quality and quantity of work, pushed myself constantly to achieve those standards, and I was actually very proud about that! In interviews, when … Continue reading Why and how, even being a perfectionist, I gave up on perfection
It's just a regular day. No public holiday, no special celebrations, and no, it's not even the weekend, Yet as I sipped my tea looking out from my balcony, I thought, this is another remarkable day! The sun is shining, there's a gentle breeze on my balcony, things are in order on this day Another … Continue reading It is just an ordinary day…or is it?
Growing up in a tropical country like India, and then living in the desert country of Dubai, the sun and heat was the norm for me, and also a reason to complain. It was always too hot and I never appreciated the value of it. And then I came to Europe in the fall of … Continue reading Here comes the sun 🙂
Sometimes it all falls apart. Or it seems it does. You had all these fancy plans, and you thought things were going in the right direction. But then nothing came out of it. And all your plans seemed useless and fruitless. Your dreams, your hopes, whether it be of career success, relationships, maybe even financial … Continue reading It’s AllWays AllRight. Don’t fight the NOW.
Meditation, mindfulness have different definitions and meanings, but the concept essentially centers around the idea of controlling one’s mind, being still, present in the moment, simply observing thoughts and emotions, and letting go. It helps you stay calm and control your reactions. And like all wise leaders say, it really helps to lead a happier, … Continue reading Mindfulness below the ocean
Ok, starting with a small dose of honesty. Like a lot of people, my smartphone is my life! Connecting to people is just one of the small things I use it for. Bank transactions, travel research, working on my blog, diary, reading, operating my business, everything. But recently my phone battery has picked up this … Continue reading How my dead phone made me live more