6 Ways to Give to Nepal – Earthquake Relief

The devastating earthquake in Nepal has shattered each one of us. The news is filled with tragic images of our brothers and sisters patiently awaiting help from Domestic and International Aid institutions. Nearly 4,000 people have already lost their lives, in an earthquake worst in nearly a century. The crumbled infrastructure and impoverished countryside has made it difficult for relief and government workers to get to … Continue reading 6 Ways to Give to Nepal – Earthquake Relief

5 Ways to Succeed with New Year’s Resolutions

With February of 2015 almost over, it’s time to reflect on how those New Year’s resolutions are coming along. I have pretty much fallen off the wagon with my “work out 30 minutes daily” resolution. But, there’s no reason to give up on resolutions just yet. I conducted a small focus-group of the 10 most inspiring people around me – people on their way to big … Continue reading 5 Ways to Succeed with New Year’s Resolutions

Lose Weight: Ditch the Traditional Workouts

The New Years brings new resolutions to look and feel our best, and to lose the unwanted pounds once and for all. In my own experience, I usually start out working at least an hour per day for the first 2 weeks. The fitness enthusiasm declines precipitously by the end of January and old sedentary habits feel too hard to break. But this year however, … Continue reading Lose Weight: Ditch the Traditional Workouts

8 Simple Ideas for Holiday Civility

Christmas is upon us and so is New Years. It’s the time when families and friends get together, food and wine flows and so do awkward political, familial and social discussions. Many of us would like to avoid controversial discussions around the unreleased movie – The Interview; the racial tensions plaguing America; the horrific school shooting in Pakistan and other topics that family members may … Continue reading 8 Simple Ideas for Holiday Civility

A night with the dead celebrities in a haunted hotel

I spent a night in a renowned haunted Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel at Hollywood Boulevard last night and experienced the most irking experience of my life. First, I had a nightmare, and I could sense a strong negative emotional response from my mind. Awakened in a state of distress in the middle of night, in my hypnagogic state, I began to experience a strange sensation in … Continue reading A night with the dead celebrities in a haunted hotel

This Christmas Give the Gift of “Nothing”

Christmas is the season for giving and receiving. Gifts we give are an an expression of our love and affection for our friends and family. However, gift giving can be an expensive affair. According to National Retail Foundation, Americans are expected to spend nearly $600 billion in gifts in 2013-2014. Most of this money is spent on Toys, Hobbies, Games etc. The season for giving … Continue reading This Christmas Give the Gift of “Nothing”

What would you tell your 16 year old self?

“I love this age!” I distinctly remember loving being 16. I wasn’t the prettiest, richest, most popular at 16 – but I remember being happy and just blissful. The world revolved around boys sneaking gazes at girls, as most girls giggled and enjoyed the attention. That was what it was like being 16 in high-school in India. Of course, there were altercations with parents, with teachers … Continue reading What would you tell your 16 year old self?

Can’t stand me? Three mantras to deal with it

You cannot stand your friend’s offensive spouse, yet, you need to meet him/her because you truly enjoy hanging out with your friend; you want to kill your husband’s relative as she has nothing good to say about you, yet, you need to be pleasant because she is ‘his’ ‘relative’; you are enjoying your Friday ‘after-work’ drinks at work, and that ‘one’ colleague joins who is … Continue reading Can’t stand me? Three mantras to deal with it

Happiness Formula – Recipe for lasting wellbeing

Happiness – an all-encompassing word that defines fulfillment, contentment, bliss, prosperity, pleasure, and physical and mental well-being. Most of us experience fleeting instances of happiness, but sustaining that feeling of pure bliss often seems like an elusive dream. After all, at any given time, our happiness appears to be a function of circumstances surrounding us – our relationships, our work, our financial condition, and our larger … Continue reading Happiness Formula – Recipe for lasting wellbeing