Knowing the differences may help you navigate life better, well you can at least try.

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Love and lust sometimes feels like two side of the same coin. All of us have encountered both feelings propelling us do the unimaginable to people around us.

A friend of mine said there’s no love without lust and vice versa. It’s certainly one way of looking it. I feel there’s definitely a connection between love and lust, a certain co-dependency exists within the realm.

Excess desire for both can lead to destruction of body, mind and soul. …


Maybe not so far from the tribulations of 2020…

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We all know and experienced the wonderful 2020. A year filled with uncertainties and wonder. It was mind-boggling the amount of things that happened from Coranavirus to the President of the United States suggesting to inject disinfectant to get rid of the virus.

It was a year of ridicule, pain, loss, working from home, ZOOM calls and the ardent search for a vaccine. The world was cast asunder and displaced.

It went against everything we were taught. Obligatory mask-wearing and social distancing became a norm. Brought families together and tore some…


Gratitude, creation, self-care and miracle

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Let me start with a big congratulations to you and everyone around you, physically and virtually, for coming this far into 2020.

The year is racing to its end with lots of regrets, lessons and gearing for an unexpected new year. No resolutions making exercise is going to deter that we are stepping into a murky 2021 with trepeditation.

I love the weeks leading up to New Year. There’s a renewed sense of hope and salvation.

Without mysteries, life would be very dull indeed. What would be left to strive for if everything were known…


Emotions running amok….

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The President announced last night of a total lockdown across the country starting from 30 Oct. I took in the news and couple of shots of Rum and went straight to bed and woke up with a headache.

Earlier today I went to the supermarket and everything seems to be calm even though we had only around 24 hours to prepare for this lockdown. I bought the essentials; Rum, pasta, strong cheese, cold cuts, bread, milk and eggs.

Then to the Indian grocer to pick up a 5kg bag of Tilda basmati rice. We usually got a…


I know the travel bug in you is suffering. Here are some ways to ease the pain.

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The global Covid-19 pandemic has brought travel to a standstill. This can be extremely frustrating and annoying more so when you are unable to do anything about it rather than wait. All of us are hoping, soon we can pack our bag, jump on a plane and land on the sunny sandy beach of Bali. ***smiles***

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. ~Mark Twain

Until such time what do you do? How can…


Start your reading adventure with this ultimate list and then share it around

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You must be thinking why the need for another list of books to read when the internet is flooded with them. That is exactly the reason, these books would not only take you on a journey of discovery inward and outward but also set your imagination alight. Each of the stories will stay in your heart for a long time.

These are without a doubt my favourite selection. Thought provoking, funny and some will even make you extremely uncomfortable and that’s good in my book.


It’s necessary to start thinking early!

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Let me start by saying 2020 is an important year. Not only because of Covid-19 pandemic and the shared adversity faced by humanity across the globe. More importantly the lessons we learned about ourselves, the people around us and the workings of the world in general.

We need to take all this learnings and put them to good use. Never before we had ratiocination to take action. We have spent many months in lockdown and had time to reflect. Even for those who avoided rational thinking can greatly benefit setting resolutions for 2021.

2021…


Why it matters? What you should look out for?

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In life we make decisions based on many factors. Some of us may speak with our friends for their opinions, discuss with our mentor on how to remove obstacle or simply let it be and see what happens. In the end we always use our own life experience to make decisions and they influence greatly on how we behave, respond to others and used in self-reflections.

“Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained.” ~Lao Tzu


Everyone can do this.

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We live in a busy world surrounded by worries, unhelpful people and unfulfilled dreams. From time to time it’s completely natural to feel upset and get in a mood that’s not conducive for anything. When that happens you just need to let it flow through and find something to do quickly. This will help to ease the underlying cause and you will start feeling better soon.

“My brain acts bizarrely and I keep having major mood swings”.~Gareth Thomas

Whenever I feel a bit down I try one of these magical remedies for an instant mood boost…


Take the power back

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It’s 830am and you walk in to your office and find there are more than 300+ emails waiting for you in the inbox. You grab a cup of coffee and start clearing. Through the day more emails start flooding and you get frustrated and stressed. It’s 730pm and you’re still at your desk fighting with the inbox monster. You let out a big sigh and give up.

Does this sound familiar to you? I am sure many of us feel this. …

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