Keep it Simple

The world “Simple” paves the way to the uncomplicated, the beautiful, focussed and rested, magically also giving way to bright and new ideas. Simplicity essentially aloo breeds kindness. When we decide to keep things simple – we choose to live a life of self-kindness and kindness towards others.  So in the spirit of “simple” here…

Chasing Optimism – The power of thinking slow

There are moments/decisions when we have to think quick on our feet. Think fast. Pay the kids school fees or not pay the fees – today’s the last day Pay attention to the flight board when the gates will be announced or not Eat junk food 2 days in a row or opt for a…

The habit of joyful cooking

Ever rush home from a long day at work and think – I need to cook something up quickly.  Ones cooking then turns into a sprint to the finish line – super rushed. The joy and magic of cooking leaves. To help take the mundane out of cooking. Find one day in the week where…

3 tips to live joyful today

Set out to do 3 things today to experience JOY: Close your eyes, take a deep breath, let out a smile and thank God for three things you’re grateful for. Mine are:  my ability to smile, my optimistic expectation of today and my sense of hope. This might sound funny, but sing to yourself! research…

The habit of stepping out into measureable risk

Do you have a dream of stepping out into a measurable risk or risks?  What does a measurable risk mean first of all? Well, it’s taking a risk or risks, which won’t cost you your current stable income, a roof over your head and healthy relationships. E.g applying for that role that you’ve been eying…

The habit of cultivating Joy

Hmm joy… Joy is a feeling or emotion of bliss, excitement, happiness, contentment, gratitude,  positive acceptance of live’s ups and downs, peace and harmony.  Joy can also be seen as a virtue one lives by, no matter the season, person or circumstance that might affect ones joy. Habit loop of seeking out joy in the…

The habit of chasing after that belly laugh

With life’s hustle and bustle. Long hours disappearing like sand in an hourglass. How often do we allow ourselves to smile or let out a belly laugh? Come to think of it. I smile a lot and yes I do laugh, but not sure how much belly laughter I cause or encounter frequently. Belly laughter…

The habit of saying hello

The security guards you pass by everyday at work. The person who serves you at your local grocery store or coffee shop.  Everyday people we meet who are there to help us and serve us through various transactions . Ever had a conversation with them for over 5 minutes e.g ask them how they are…

The habit of conversation

If you’re an introvert like me- after some minutes listening or having to converse in a social gathering, business meeting, outing with a big group of friends and their friends – you feel like escaping! Conversing about various topics, makes being in the situation even more uncomfortable. I want to be a great conversationalist. Deep…