20 Practices That Can Make You Super Productive!

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“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” – Paul J. Meyer What are some ways to be super productive? Have you had days of great productivity where everything just moved along effortlessly? Have you also had days where you found it difficult to focus and get the things done that you had envisioned for the day and the week? There are some […] Read more »

15 Ideas From Plutarch That Can Transform Your Life

Plutarch of Chaeronea was one of the more influential philosophers of the early period along with Augustine of Hippo and Aristotle of Stagira. Plutarch was an author, biographer and philosopher who was born in the ancient town of Chaeronea, Greece in 46 AD. Plutarch wrote more than 220 pieces of work in his lifetime. Some of his more important works include the Bioi parallēloi or Parallel Lives and a series of essays on various topics called the […] Read more »

18 Things that Highly Mindful People Do Differently-Part 2

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“True compassion is undirected & holds no conceptual focus. That kind of genuine, true compassion is only possible after realizing emptiness.”― Tsoknyi Rinpoche This is part-2 of the two part series on the things that highly mindful people do differently. You can read part-1 here. Here is a summary of part 1: 1. Being Mindful In The Present 2. Letting Go Instead Of Grasping or Having Excessive Attachment 3. Developing Acceptance 4. Allowing The Breath To […] Read more »

18 Things that Highly Mindful People Do Differently-Part 1

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“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.”― Steve Maraboli Have you ever wondered why some people seem to respond in a graceful manner when they are in a difficult situation while others simply react and seem to fall apart? Have you noticed how some people just seem to be more present in their life and seem to […] Read more »

14 Amazing Life Lessons From Chinese Proverbs

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“When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.” - Chinese Proverb For a very long time, I have been fascinated, moved, touched and intrigued by the limitless wisdom encapsulated in Chinese Proverbs. Over the years, I have also found great solace and simplicity in the timeless words of Chinese Proverbs. Even though they are very simple in their message, they are worth reading over several times because they present a […] Read more »

21 Archetypes and Personas That Block Your Creativity-Part 2

“There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun” ― Pablo Picasso This is part-2 of the two part series on personas and archetypes that block your creativity. You can read part-1 here. The Archetypes and personas so far: 1. The Left Brained Person Archetype 2. The Great Expectations Archetype 3. The Perfect Creative Archetype […] Read more »

21 Archetypes and Personas That Block Your Creativity-Part 1

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“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves. ” ― Carl G. Jung The famous psychologist Carl Jung described a collective model for the behavior and personality of people where he used the concept of the archetype. The meaning of the word archetype originated from the ancient Greek words of “arkhe” or ancient and “tupos” or […] Read more »

A Guide To Living Life from The Wisdom Of Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson was born in 1803 and was an American poet, essayist and lecturer who delivered more than 1500 public lectures and wrote numerous thought provoking essays and collections through […] Read more »

The Art And Science Of Gratitude!

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“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” 
— Buddha Gratitude has been a popular word recently. There have been many mentions of gratitude everywhere. Have you wondered how some people are able to […] Read more »

12 Actionable Tips On Creativity From The Inimitable Twyla Tharp-Part 2

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“You may wonder which came first: the skill or the hard work. But that’s a moot point. The Zen master cleans his own studio. So should you.” ― Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit This is part-2 of the two part series on how to be creative and actionable tips on creativity from Twyla Tharp. Read Part-1 here. A brief snapshot of Part-1: 1. Activating The Muse Within By Creative Cues 2. The Creative Engineer 3. The […] Read more »

12 Actionable Tips On Creativity From The Inimitable Twyla Tharp-Part 1

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“The only thing I fear more than change is no change. The business of being static makes me nuts.”- Twyla Tharp She is a dancer and a choreographer who has produced over 130 dances and ballets over the last 4 decades. She openly admits that some of her work was good (read genius or masterful here) and some of her work was less good. She has worked with dancers in every imaginable environment and space. She […] Read more »

How To Flourish: The Astonishing Power Of PERMA!

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“I’m trying to broaden the scope of positive psychology well beyond the smiley face. Happiness is just one-fifth of what human beings choose to do.”- Martin Seligman Do you find it exhausting sometimes to appear and act cheerful and happy even though you do not feel like that? Do people expect you to be “happy” all the time and act surprised when you do not smile? Have you been judged to be happy or unhappy based […] Read more »

12 Amazing Life Lessons From Rumi!

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“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”― Rumi Over the years, I have been graced and awe-struck by the wisdom of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, the poet, theologian and Sufi mystic.  It is said that when the student is ready, the teacher materializes. Time and again, I collided with the wisdom and beauty of Rumi’s work.  Rumi was a 13th century Persian […] Read more »

21 Ideas on the Incredible Power Of Failure

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“There Is Only One Thing That Makes A Dream Impossible To Achieve: The Fear Of Failure.” – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist How many times have you had events and situations where you failed in the last couple of years? Did you fail several times? How did you deal with the crushing blow of failure? Did you not fail at all? Listen up. You may have been sailing in the safe harbors and unwilling to take risks […] Read more »

10 Strategies To Not Take Everything Personally!

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“Don’t Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.”-
Don Miguel Ruiz You may have seen the following scenario many times before: Something happens and before long someone takes it personally and makes it unpleasant and uncomfortable. It happens in lines […] Read more »