Be a calm mountain

Once, while driving from Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar, our car encountered several rumble strips. We’d go bumpity-bump-bumpity bump… No one grumbled, no one even thought of grumbling. Every time we sighted one more rumble strip in the distance, we’d laugh and hail it and go bumpity-bump-bumpity-bump… Life does

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De-fanging stress

We have to take stress out of life and life out of stress, and do it as soon as possible. Unattended, stress raises blood pressure, accelerates heartbeat, increases inflammation that pushes us into anxiety and depression. Irritation over trivial things, feeling overwhelmed, saying the same words accusingly

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Mindful eating

Mindful eating is the practice of deliberately paying attention to the process of eating. It is a non-judgmental approach to eating. We should pay attention to what, how, why and when we eat, like that of an observer of the process without self-criticism or judgment. It is

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Mindfulness for well-being

Mindfulness, mindful meditation, mindful eating seem to be the new age terms that have become rather popular lately. But mindfulness goes back to ancient times. Most religions and spiritual practices have their own repertoire of a variety of meditative practices. Mindful meditation and mindfulness, however, have no

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