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Mental Wellness Via Meditation – Meditation on Twin Hearts

posted by Mommy Tincture December 8, 2017 1 Comment

Pranic Healing® is a highly evolved and tested system of energy medicine developed by GrandMaster Choa Kok Sui that utilizes prana to balance, harmonize and transform the body’s energy processes. Prana is a Sanskrit word that means life-force. This invisible bio-energy or vital energy keeps the body alive and maintains a state of good health. In acupuncture, the Chinese refer to this subtle energy as Chi. It is also called Ruach or the Breath of Life in Hebrew.

Pranic Healing® is a simple yet powerful & effective system of no-touch energy healing. It is based on the fundamental principles that the body is a self-repairing living entity that possesses the ability to heal itself and that the healing process is accelerated by increasing this life force that is readily available from the sun, air and ground to address physical & emotional imbalances. Master Choa Kok Sui says “Life Energy or prana is all around us. It is pervasive; we are actually in an ocean of Life Energy. Based on this principle, a healer can draw in Pranic Energy or Life Energy from the surroundings.” Continue Reading

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Family, I owe you my existence – #ThankYouNote

posted by Mommy Tincture November 29, 2017 20 Comments

I am at a loss of words for this week’s Thankful Thursday’s topic. Where should I start, and where could I end? I have been on this for almost a week now since the announcement of this topic last week, yet I am clueless on how could I ever thank my family to do justice to what they mean to me.

I’d rather thank god, for blessing me with a family where I find absolute balance. How? Well let’s just put it that different members of my family inspire me to be more than I currently am –

My parents gave me an upbringing, that made me believe that I could be anything. Absolutely anything! They taught me to never be bound by any inhibitions and actual or perceived limitations. Even today when I do not stay with them, they are the constant reminders of my aspirations and ambitions in life. Whenever I am engulfed with self doubt they act as thought catalysts and encourage me to go and get it. Continue Reading

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How many lifelines do you have? I have many! – #ThankyouNote to Friends

posted by Mommy Tincture November 20, 2017 10 Comments

If someone asked me to define what importance does friendship hold in my life, this is how I’ll put it –

I really don’t fear falling anywhere…. That’s because you my friend will be there to hold me and pull me back to my feet.

Everytime, every single time I am about to go into the dungeons of self-doubts and holler in self pity about difficulties of life, I have someone hit me on my butt and get me going. That someone is you my friend.

There are times when I do not wish to do much and just chill, have some good time and enjoy. At such a time I do not have to do much. I just call up someone, make a plan and we both get going.  That someone is you my friend.

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Making Screen Entertainment a Learning Experience for Kids – #YoutubeKids

posted by Mommy Tincture November 16, 2017 10 Comments

Use Screen Entertainment To Enhance Learning for Kids – #Youtube Kids

I suffer from the most common dilemma that today’s parents to toddlers have. How do I keep my kids away from the ‘SCREEN’.  Until a decade back, it was easy to limit kids’ screen time when screen meant only Television, or at the max a personal computer. But with the advent of Smartphones and Tablets life for parents has become almost a screen time nightmare. Some parents call in guilty of using these modes of screen viewing as a way to distract kids and keep busy without bothering them. But there are some who find themselves in a helpless situation, because their toddlers pick up screen habits without much supervision. Addiction to screen entertainment is one of the major parenting concerns in this age. Continue Reading

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How I Express Gratitude To My Home

posted by Mommy Tincture November 14, 2017 3 Comments

When I figured that this week we are going to Thank the roof over our heads, I instantly recalled memories of how my parents strived to build up our home. I remember how they took turns to be at the location of construction and supervised every activity that was leading to a structure that we would call our home. This is not the story of just my parents. Every individual strives in life to build up that one ‘Dream Haven’ where they will make the best of their lives memories. And like it is the case with everything else in our lives, our home also deserves constant investment so that it remains our ‘Haven’ lifelong. For all the comfort and sense of security our home gives us, this is the least we can do to express our gratitude towards it. Here is my short guide to ‘How To Express Gratitude to Your Home’ –

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Health! I bow down to you

posted by Mommy Tincture November 8, 2017 10 Comments

My father is a man of few words and a lot of action. His action includes an hour of yoga and exercise every morning before he leaves for work and almost 5 km of walking in the evening once he is back home. This has been his routine for last 10 years and any changes are a little tough on him, and yet he finds the motivation to put on his sneakers and go for a walk at any time of the day.

One day in a moment of light humor I asked Dad why he felt so compulsive to work out or walk. Continue Reading

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Amazing Facts About Chocolate – History & Myths!

posted by Mommy Tincture October 25, 2017 9 Comments

There is nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with a chocolate

Whoever said this knew chocolate very well. I remember, during my college, I would feel really sleepy during lectures. One day someone suggested that I should keep chocolate bars handy with me and whenever I feel sleepy, I should have some. As far as I remember, this trick worked for me and thus began my friendship with chocolates.

Chocolates have been a major reason why I am friends with a lot of people in my current life. During our on-the-job training at one of the largest campuses in India, we followed a chocolate ritual. Every evening we would all gather in the Employee recreation centre and have chocolates and share our day’s experiences. During my days in the hostel, chocolate was one reason why many people could knock on my door even in the middle of the night. Continue Reading

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My DIY Waali Diwali

posted by Mommy Tincture October 20, 2017 10 Comments

Diwali for most of us is the time to be super busy. The frenzy around preparing for Diwali for so many Indians is a way of life. For me personally, as the calendar ticks towards the D-day, I keep raking my mind for things I could do for my house. Once all the shopping is done I begin my Do It Yourself ‘DIY’ quest. The best thing about decking up my house the DIY Projects way is the uniqueness it renders+* to my festivities. Also the time and commitment that goes into creating various things motivates me to look forward to more and more guests because I know that my mum-in-law will very enthusiastically show off the décor inviting approving and appreciative feedback from all guests. There are a few things that are on my ‘DIY’ agenda every Diwali. Yet there are some ideas that come to me in a ‘eureka’ moment and steal me off my nights’ sleep a day or two before Diwali. Continue Reading

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5 Reasons to Say No to Fire Crackers this Diwali

posted by Mommy Tincture October 18, 2017 0 comments

The recent ban on firecrackers in the capital and NCR region to keep the pollution levels under control has surprisingly invoked mixed reactions from the elite and the masses. I say surprisingly because only yesterday I stumbled upon a ridiculous statement by a “youth icon” and “influencer” who declared firecrackers as indispensable part of Diwali celebrations and that it is a setback for the Hindus.  I am sure that every Delhite Hindu with some sense and conscience must be relieved at such a directive from the judiciary and would already be anticipating the extent of benefit it will do for the city and adjoining areas.

And all those in other parts of the country have a reason to be happy because somewhere a beginning has been made. We can now at least hope that this directive may find extension and expansion to other metros and cities too and have the privilege of experiencing the benefits of the same.

Personally, I gave up on firecrackers around 10 years back when I witnessed live an accident averted by a close margin when the cracker rocket lost direction and almost got into the window of a neighbor. Continue Reading

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5 Life Lessons to Learn from the movie ‘Chef’ – not a #MovieReview

posted by Mommy Tincture October 14, 2017 14 Comments

The latest bollywood release ‘Chef’ starring Saif Ali Khan is the story of a man’s love for food and his son. Roshan K the protagonist of the story is a chef in New York who having arose from the ‘Gullies’ of Chandni Chowk in New Delhi India and achieved the summit of success as a Chef is on a path downhill in his professional as well as personal life. This man in his pursuit of success and fame gets into a vicious circle and drifts apart from his life partner. He claims to love his son most in the world even when he feels tied down by the burdens of his profession, financial obligations etc and not able to spare enough time for him. Continue Reading