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
So remember earlier I talked about a beach trip when I got a delicious midnight snack for free from a kind hotel staff? Well in that same trip, as soon as we reached the hotel and was waiting in the bar for our rooms, we had asked for some beverages. As the waiter brought it … Continue reading My beer washed suitcase!
My favorite flavour in the world? Salted butter caramels…yummm!!! The best ones are from Henri Le Roux, available only in France. It’s called Carames au Beurre Salé (CBS ®). My brother had visited Paris recently, and I had asked him to get me some of this toffee when he came to Netherlands, but it was … Continue reading Sometimes you get what you want when you ask a second time 😉
So recently we were on this holiday, and had gone for a very nice meal in a restaurant nearby. The dish I ordered was truly delicious. The only challenge? As with many fine dining places, the portion size didn’t turn out to be very big 😉 Would have been ok, except that I had gone … Continue reading A lucky midnight snack 😉
I am an unwavering optimist, a writer, a mentor, a meditator, a traveler, and a scuba diver . The name's Poulomi, btw 😉 Having gone through an intense personal journey and suffering, which has shaped me to what I am today, I understand the feeling of being stuck and drowning in situations that seem beyond … Continue reading My story
I have learnt through my life experiences that whatever you focus on, be it negative or positive, can come true. And this weekend was just another example of that. Alex and I were supposed to meet my brother and his wife in Amsterdam last weekend, and we wanted to stay over in the city for … Continue reading An inconvenient hotel became multiple nice stays 🙂
So last week, Alex announced last minute that he had an office thing to go to, and would be home quite late. For 2 days! First I was disappointed, to say the very least. As I am very new here, don’t have much friends here, especially in the village. What the hell am I going … Continue reading Bored? Burn 5000 calories with no exercise 😉
A few days back, we were supposed to go to Eindhoven for submitting some papers for my residence permit. That's about an hour's drive away, and Alex’s friend was going to lend us his car. But last minute, literally at like midnight the day before, there were some complications, we couldn’t have the car after … Continue reading An exhausting 3-hr commute, or a fun day out?