Own My Growth

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Category: Happiness

We Are Our Worst Critics


Many of us who are committed to doing good work have days when we beat ourselves up for mistakes or faults. This beating ourselves up happens unconsciously and we end up feeling bad about ourselves as a result. Self-criticism makes Read more…

Weekend Story-A Son’s Perspective

Father and son

One day, a wealthy father took his son to the countryside so that he could experience what it was like to be poor. They stayed on the farm of an impoverished family for a few days. After they returned from Read more…

Three Signs Of An Abundance Mindset

Abundance Mindset

Many of us go through life without thinking about the kind of mindset we have. We may be operating with a negative or a scarcity-driven disposition without even realizing it. What differentiates an Abundance and Scarcity mindset? While one can Read more…

Weekend Story- The Master’s Lesson

Master's Lesson

At a Buddhist monastery, a student once approached his Master and said to him, “O Master, please guide me. Every time I sit in meditation, I seek out peace. But unfortunately, negative thoughts keep coming to me, and they disturb Read more…



Came across this lovely nugget about Freedom attributed to Epictetus, the Roman philosopher. “We are ultimately controlled by that which bestows what we seek or removes what we don’t want. If it’s freedom you seek, then wish nothing and shun Read more…

The Lesson Death Imparts


It was a proud day for our family as my younger son graduated from high school today. As we sat in the auditorium, watching the graduation ceremony and a witty commencement speech delivered by one of his teachers, I was Read more…

Everyday Leadership

Everyday Leadership

What does it mean to be a leader, and what does it take to be a leader? If you want to get a completely different perspective of what leadership means in our everyday life, take six minutes out to listen Read more…

Weekend Story-The Two Brothers

Two Brothers

This is a story about two brothers. One of the brothers was a drug addict and a drunkard who had a history of being violent. The other was a successful businessman who had a wonderful family and was respected in Read more…

Twelve Thoughts For The Weekend

Twelve Thoughts

Here is a collection of Twelve wonderful thoughts that I have gathered in the last fortnight. Enjoy them. When I let go of who I am, I become what I might be Lao Tzu Change happens when the pain of Read more…

Weekend Story- The Frog, The Bird And The Well

The Frog And The Bird

There once was a frog that lived in a well. In the dank confines of the well, Insects were ever-abundant, so the frog never went hungry. Cool, clear water was always available, and therefore the frog also never went thirsty. Read more…