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Book Review – ‘Shhh Don’t Talk About Mental Health’ by Arjun Gupta

posted by Anupriya August 12, 2019 0 comments

When a 22 year old lad, decides to write a book on Mental Health, it is likely to pique interest of someone like me, who has been already reading a lot about Mental Wellness. What makes the case to read this book more convincing is the fact that the author has himself battled severe clinical depression at such a young age. And once out of it, he has been spreading awareness about Mental Health through his blog and Youtube channel.

I have closely followed Arjun’s work and really appreciate the traction of his work. So it was a given that I was going to read this book. I have to confess that having read this book I realize how little I knew about the history and the case for maximum awareness for mental health. I am really glad that I lay my hands on this book. So here’s my review of  ‘Shhh Don’t Talk About Mental Health’ by Arjun Gupta Continue Reading

WoTY
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Courage – How my word of the year has panned out in 2019

posted by Anupriya June 22, 2019 1 Comment

I stepped into 2019 with WOTY ‘Courage’. The plan was to overcome my doubts and hesitations and try things that I never have tried earlier.  In retrospect I think my WOTY should have been ‘dare’. Dare to think, dare to aspire, dare to do. Oh yes! All this daring requires courage. So I guess my WOTY is justified.

So here’s an account of how I have been able to live upto my WOTY. Continue Reading

#10YearChallenge
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Take this #10YearChallenge with a Twist

posted by Anupriya February 2, 2019 9 Comments

I am generally a camera shy person, specially in the context of my readiness to share my pictures on social media. I do so only when absolutely necessary, or when I see no other way out. Come January’19 and all our timelines were flooded with people’s pictures with the #10YearChallenge. Please believe me when I say that I was too tempted, but my laziness won over and kept me away from digging into my Pitaraa of memories (read my extendable hard-disk). But then came along another #10yearchallenge by my dear friend and an ace blogger / author Romila of Novemberschild and I couldn’t wait to take this challenge. Read about Romila’s #10YearChallenge here

So here goes my version of the #10YearChallenge thrown by her – Continue Reading

Bullet Journal
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Bullet Journal – Planning my 2019 effectively

posted by Anupriya January 2, 2019 1 Comment

What is A Bullet Journal?

A Bullet Journal is a superlatively descriptive format of a Diary or a To-Do Journal that you maintain to keep a record of your daily, weekly, monthly activities.  Not only is it descriptive, it also puts almost everything in Black and White.  When I first came across the idea of a bullet journal, I set out to make one but didn’t realize that I need to put a premise to it. Confused? Ummm, let me explain.

A Bullet Journal could be used for various premises of your personality. It could be a virtue tracker, a habit tracker, health tracker, work task tracker and every other tracker that might exist under the sky.  So yes, last year when I set up a Bullet Journal for myself, I tried to squeeze in everything together. I amalgamated my personal errands, my blogging tasks and my Pranic Healing Virtue Practicing all into one journal. As a result, by the end of month one i.e. January, 2018 I was too overwhelmed to create the entire monthly log the second time. I still managed the second month and dragged through it by going back to my journal not daily (like I did in the first month), but only weekly. The weekly affair then turned into a monthly affair by March and by April, I felt too hassled to go back to the Bullet Journal format. I was happy with my daily to-do list and my blog to-do list.  The satisfaction that crossing out the items and adding the items gave me was unmatchable. Continue Reading

Project 'My Happiness' 2019
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Project ‘My Happiness’ 2019 – A Happiness Initiative

posted by Anupriya December 26, 2018 0 comments

In the beginning of 2017, I was making significant progress as a blogger, my kids were growing up fine and my life at home in general gave me nothing to brood about much. Yet, I felt hollow within. It was a strange feeling. I didn’t know what exactly was a I lacking in life that was making me restless.

Come December, 2017 I came across Upasana’s blog and read about her Gratitude Pie. So my new year’s resolution for 2018 was keep a record of all the reasons I had to be thankful about during a day. Slowly lethargy took over, and I updated my gratitude pie once a week and then once a month.

Read my monthly gratitude posts here.

Slowly, I drifted from keeping a record of things that I was thankful about to things that made me happy. It was just easier to think about one thing that made me happy at the end of the day. That one daily feel good  bullet point became pivotal to my mood for the next day. Slowly, I knew that my life’s good and I have more than one reason to be happy in my daily routine. You might want to know the effect it had on me. Continue Reading

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Karma Of Success – KarmicFitness #3

posted by Anupriya September 25, 2018 2 Comments

For a long period of time, while my husband was a struggling aspiring entrepreneur, he chose to remain off social media (read Facebook). I often mocked him for his ignorance, yet probed him to understand his reasons. I mean, why would one decide to remain ignorant of one platform that was his only window to his social circle (at that time). One day, after 7 years of marriage, he finally decided to open up.

“Look dear! I am struggling with my profession right now. We havn’t been on a decent vacation for last 5 years. And I know that you are craving for one. With two kids, to take care of, life seems a little tough at this juncture. When I open my facebook, I see all happy faces having an awesome life. I know that’s not the complete picture. People mostly put up only the bright side of their lives on their walls. but it does make me cringe and wonder that I may not be doing enough for my family. Or feel desparate about ‘when will my time to enjoy life come’. It’s not a good feeling. I can feel negativity seep into my conscience. So, I’d rather stay away from it.” Continue Reading

Be Grateful
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Be Grateful – Gratitude Begets Gratitude – #BlogAThon

posted by Anupriya July 15, 2018 2 Comments


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And finally we land at the last and final post of the seven post series where I am sharing my experiences from the two Half Marathons that I ran last season and trying to draw some analogies from my experience to live a happier life. Hope you find these life lessons useful.

To Bring More Happiness Into My Life

So here are the seven relevant lessons that I have been able to derive from my Marathon running experiences, for a happier Me.

Things I Was Grateful About After Completing Each Of My Marathon Runs

All through the Blogathon, I thought of a different message for the last post. But as I approach the conclusion, Gratitude came across as a neglected aspect of the entire affair. Continue Reading

Don't Give Up
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Don’t Give Up – Happiness #BarAThon

posted by Anupriya July 13, 2018 0 comments

Here’s the sixth post of the seven post series where I am sharing my experiences from the two Half Marathons that I ran last season and trying to draw some analogies from my experience to live a happier life. Hope you find these life lessons useful.

To Bring More Happiness Into My Life

So here are the seven relevant lessons that I have been able to derive from my Marathon running experiences, for a happier Me.

  1. Endurance
  2. Plan Your Energy Expenditure
  3. Be Better Than Yourself
  4. Run Together
  5. Cheer For Others
  6. Don’t Give Up
  7. Practice Discipline

Don’t Give Up – Cross The Finishing Line

I have shared in my previous post ‘ ‘ about how I almost gave up within 15 minutes of beginning my first marathon.  And then I received an advice from a fellow runner that changed `a lot of things for me.  What he had said was, Continue Reading

Be A Cheerleader
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Why You Must Cheer Others – Happiness #Barathon

posted by Anupriya July 11, 2018 2 Comments

Phew! My pursuit to balance various roles as a mother, home-maker, blogger is turning out be quite an adventure this month. Yet keeping my grit, here’s the fifth post of the seven post series where I am sharing my experiences from the two Half Marathons that I ran last season and trying to draw some analogies from my experience to live a happier life. Hope you find these life lessons useful.

To Bring More Happiness Into My Life

So here are the seven relevant lessons that I have been able to derive from my Marathon running experiences, for a happier Me.

  1. Endurance
  2. Plan Your Energy Expenditure
  3. Be Better Than Yourself
  4. Run Together
  5. Cheer For Others
  6. Don’t Give Up
  7. Practice Discipline

The Marathon and Cheering

I often saw it in movies. The sight of artists exhibiting their talents on the streets in foreign lands made a very appealing sight to me. But nothing had prepared me for the adrenaline rush that it gives when you are privy to such a performance in real. Like live! These performers obviously have their benefits in mind while they cheer others, yet it all feels +very noble to me. Why? Becasue at that point of time, it made me feel important.  Also it felt like I was a part of something big, something significant enough to make the morning a different one from routine. Continue Reading

Running Together
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The Merit In Running Together – Happiness #Barathon

posted by Anupriya July 10, 2018 5 Comments

Ok! Amidst the kids and other family commitments over the weekend this Bar-A-Thon is turning out be quite a struggle for me. Almost like my first Marathon! Nevertheless, here I am with the fourth post of the seven post series where I am sharing my experiences from the two Half Marathons that I ran last season, and it’s been an amazing journey so far. This is my attempt to draw some analogies from my experience and see how one can use them to live a happier life. Hope you find these life lessons useful.

To Bring More Happiness Into My Life

So here are the seven relevant lessons that I have been able to derive from my Marathon running experiences, for a happier Me.

  1. Endurance
  2. Plan Your Energy Expenditure
  3. Be Better Than Yourself
  4. Run Together
  5. Cheer For Others
  6. Don’t Give Up
  7. Practice Discipline

How Running Together Made A Difference

I have shared with you how I struggled to the finishing line during my first Marathon. But to my shock, my dear husband was struggling even more. While I was hardly jogging my way through, he was able to catch up with me only half way through. He was on the verge of giving up now. But I held his hand and led him ahead. Continue Reading