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Being Mindful

What is mindfulness ? Mindfulness is a form of “thoughtlessness.”. If you have no thoughts going through the mind to distract you from your experience of any moment, you are present and being mindful. In some ways, the opposite of Read more…


How Do I Overcome Resistance To Meditate

In anything we do, for every action, we want feedback. Whenever there is an investment of effort, we want to see some outcome, some progress. We want proof that the process works, E.g., when you work on a project diligently, Read more…


Present Moment Awareness

I have parked my car to go into a building to meet someone. I complete my Meeting, I come out, and I am utterly blank about where I parked my car. I have no memory or awareness of where I Read more…


Be A Problem Solver

Life is all about problem solving. You could be a student, an early career executive, an entrepreneur, a seasoned executive, artist or a home maker. Whatever it is one is doing, everyone has a broad job or roleĀ  description and Read more…


Meditation- A Powerful Life Skill

I practice meditation daily and it is possibly the only addiction I have, because I enjoy it. What is there to enjoy when all one does is sit quietly ? I’ll try and explain my perspective. Meditation is an active Read more…


Preparing For The Dip

When I was a student my schedule was something like this. Wake up- freshen up- have breakfast- go to school/college. At the college, attend the classes, extra curricular activities, spend time with friends. After college, play some sport for an Read more…


Building Awareness

We often go through the motions of the day without really paying attention to our own emotions and behavior. We are constantly in a “reaction mode” instead of being in a “respond mode”. Viktor Frankl famously said, between an external Read more…


Dealing With The Storyteller In Our Head

It’s been over 2 hours since I sent my younger ex-colleague the WhatsApp message seeking his help on some matter. I know he has seen the message because the 2 blue strike notification is visible. I and this ex-colleague had Read more…


Pain and Pride- 2 Sides Of Achievement

Let me start with a small exercise. Before you read any further, take a moment and list down your top achievements or anything that you have done in your life that you are very proud of . What is common Read more…


Dealing With Difficult People

Just before my year end break, I had an interesting conversation with a young coachee of mine who was complaining that he found it very challenging to deal with a difficult colleague at work, who was in a slightly senior Read more…