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Mindfulness – The Key To Resilience

In our daily lives, we are faced with innumerable challenges – personal and professional. We as a team have had challenging days and weeks – preparation for meetings, completion of assessments, loss of a colleague and so on. How do we deal with these challenges? Do we perceive these challenges as major setbacks or moments of growth? How do we stay balanced? How well do we recover? How do we learn to increase our R.E.S.I.L.I.E.N.C.E?

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Be Nice

In a study called ‘Project Aristotle’, Google wanted to know the secret to building a productive team. Their data-driven approach concluded that the best teams: respect one another’s emotions; and are mindful of one other. It has less to do with who is in a team; rather it is about how the team interacts with one another. At the heart of Google’s strategy is the concept of ‘psychological safety’ a model of team work in

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Mindfulness @ Work

We have an open-office policy at work. While this  conveys collaboration and transparency, they are difficult on ears and concentration. …Printers. …Photocopiers. …Chats. …Corridor Discussions. …Ringing phones. …Speaker phone conversations …Voices in the cubicles. …Sounds generated by co-workers. There is no getting away from these sounds and other ‘white noise’ that constantly and consistently intrude into one’s flow of thought. There are ways we can create sound buffers – listen to music or use apps

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Tick Tock. Tick Tock.

There was a farmer who lost his watch in the barn. This watch was given to him by his father and there was a sentimental attachment to the watch. He searched high and low, but could not find it. He enlisted the help of  a group of children, promising them a reward. They couldn’t find the watch either. But one little boy went up to him and asked to be given another chance. “Why not”

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IKIGAI – The Reason for Being

Ikigai (生き甲斐) is a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being”. The term ikigai is composed of two Japanese words: iki (生き?), referring to life, and kai (甲斐?), which roughly means “the realisation of what one expects and hopes for”. It lies at the centre of the interconnecting circles of Passion, Mission, Profession and Vocation. It refers to mental and spiritual circumstances under which we believe our lives are valuable. It is the process of allowing the self’s possibilities to

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Seasonality and Rituals’ Influence on Indian Cuisine  

A diverse country of diverse beliefs and customs, seasonality and rituals has a huge influence on India’s gastronomic calendar. The Indian food system emphasizes on eating natural and agricultural produce that thrives during the season. For example consuming mangoes during summers, pumpkin during monsoons and, mooli and sarson ka saag during winters is a common trajectory followed by north Indians. This practice is based upon the belief that seasonal fruits and vegetables are not only

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Choosing The Spirit To Celebrate The Spirit Of The Season

December can often be defined by two words – festive spirit. It’s the end of the year and that is always a good excuse to host a do or two in order to celebrate one’s past successes or forget recent failures. Thus, one must be ready to showcase skills considered the mark of any good host, one of them being – choosing the right ‘spirit’ to go with the spirit of the occasion. Wine Being

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5 Free Android Apps For Taking Control Of Your Life, And Making It Better

Ok, so these days, life is really a complicated business. It’s true that we don’t have to struggle for our survival, in fact, that has been taken care of by the infrastructure that the society has collectively put up, yes, but the dawn of a new age brings new problems. Whatever we do,many of us simply can’t manage life properly, and there remains a tingling sensation at the end of the day, that something went

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Science of Karma versus Science of God!

‘Karma is everything’ versus ‘Everything is done by god’! These two notions have always puzzled me. Since childhood I have heard from my grandparents and similar elder clan that ‘Bhagwan ki marzi ke bina to ek pata (leaf) bhi nahi hil sakta’. Agreeing to this, I mumbled, ‘It makes sense, since he is our creator and we idolize him so dearly daily.’ But then I started hearing the voices of another clan which emphasized in

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