March 13, 2015

Living life! It's become a cliche. But that's for a reason. It's true. Today my nephew and my older sister share a birthday. These occasions are such a delight to celebrate with family and friends and I thought I would do a post about actively putting happy moments int...

February 12, 2015

Between my husband and I, we lost several immediate family members as well as friends and more distant family members within a few short years. The grief I experienced after the death of loved ones was varied in intensity and longevity. The worst was after my Mother pa...

January 10, 2015

An everyday event, encounter or thought can be perceived as a threat by you, psychological or otherwise, and this can trigger fear, which in turn can set off the stress response. As you know, this is the body's chemical reaction to fear, to enable a fast physical...

December 2, 2014

The wider society we live in is made up of individuals, like each of us. The Bhopal gas disaster is marking the 30th anniversary this year.  It is hard to believe the survivors are still waiting for justice, dignity, and some form of resolution. Many people who have su...

November 27, 2014

I have been having a lot of conversations about meditation recently and that made me share this video. It perhaps gives an insight to the possibilities. There is another one too, Dhamma brothers, of the same meditation practice, in an American prison. For anyone who ha...

October 17, 2014

A bit condescending but interesting nonetheless

September 12, 2014

August 15, 2014

We evolved to be social creatures to give us the greatest chances of survival. Urban-living can challenge that, yet deep satisfaction possible comes from the most fulfilling relationships. We may be extremely stressed and alone, and a gathering of friends who truly hav...

June 13, 2014

We all know laughter is a stress-buster. Chemically, stress flight-or-fight response literally cannot co-exist with laughter chemicals. There are many other experiences that are incompatible with the stress response. So if you find yourself snapping, feeling overwhelme...

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