THOUGHTS ON WELLNESS

What makes you happy?

How do you measure your life? If somebody asked you what makes you happy what would you say?  And, are happy with your life for that matter? People measure a successful life in various ways, but many seem to believe you have to tick certain aspects like having a career and a nice house to qualify as a successful person. The question is are those your standards or have they been imposed on you by peer pressure and the society in general? Much of our lives revolve around money – it’s how it is and you do need to make

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Live in the Now – The Importance of Mindfulness

If you are reading this you’re obviously staring at a screen. Again. No, this isn’t about singling you out, we’re all guilty of this. We all spend outrageous amounts of time doing anything to avoid living our own lives to the fullest. Modern lives were already hectic before the digital age came and robbed us of the little time we had for ourselves. Even when we’re not actually busy we keep ourselves busy with meaningless things. We waste precious time scrolling on our social media to see how others live their lives instead of looking at ours. Take a look

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Ubuntu – I am because we are

Ubuntu is a concept that traces its roots to Africa.  It signifies the fact that no human is an island and cannot expect to grow isolated from rest of the society.  We are a sum total of our ecosystem inclusive of the people who share this world with us.   This is a powerful concept and in someways a radical departure from the capitalistic approach that western world has consciously adopted.  However, it is also equally important to note that the philosophy is not advocating a socialistic approach.  All it does is to remind us that we cannot and should

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Path to happiness

 My grandfather used to tell me stories when I was a kid.  They were witty, caught my interest as a child, and usually had an associated moral even though I didn’t recognize the value of the last part at the time.  One of the stories that he told was about an elephant and four blind men who wanted to ‘see’ it.  They walked around the elephant, explored its various parts and came away satisfied and elated.  Trouble started when they started reminiscing.  The first man had fond memories of the elephant as a pillar with wide, circular shape.  The second

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