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How Do I Know If I am Making Progress?

When we are on a journey of self-improvement, there are instances when we regress into old habits that we are looking to change. We slip up. When we slip up, we tend to judge ourselves very harshly. We are our Read more…


What’s The Point?

I enjoy watching the old James Bond Classics. I must have seen each of the movies in the James Bond Series at-least four to five times each. In each of these movies, there are some scenes that are indelibly etched Read more…


Everything Is A Perception

Everything is a perception. Our experience of life is not the way things happen outside us. It’s the way we “Perceive” the way things happen around us. No matter how objective we try to be, it is through our brain’s Read more…


Ride The Wave Of Life

We all suffer from the illusion that we are in the center of the world. What do I mean by this? Most of our life experience is “ME” or “I” centric. “I am happy,” “I am sad,” “he is helping Read more…


Nails Of Anger

Stories are a great way to remind yourself of some important messages. Whenever I come across anyone struggling with anger issues, I share this story. There once was a little boy who was ill-tempered and had a bad habit of Read more…


Don’t Resist – Lean Into Your Problems

“I have made a big mistake. Shit, this will cost me my job. I need to ensure that this problem does not come out while I try fixing it.” “Why should I apologize? It’s all her mistake because of which Read more…


Go Beyond Survival Thinking

There is a distinction between Survival and Survival Thinking. Many times in our life, we encounter challenges and problems that could significantly impact our experience in that moment of crisis. It could be the loss of a job OR Death Read more…


10 Quotes That Keep Me Motivated.

There are so many books I have bought and not read yet. There are so many things I would like to do, but I have not got around to them. It feels like there is always so much stuff I Read more…


The Marshmallow Test

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Stanford psychology professor Walter Mischel ran a fascinating social study known as the Marshmallow Experiment. In this study, a group of 32 children aged 3 to 6 years was put through a test Read more…


Are You Open Minded?

Having an open mind towards everything that happens in our life can be very tough. Every one of us has some core beliefs and values, and we reinforce those throughout our lives by exposing ourselves to situations and people that Read more…