India is celebrating one of the biggest festivals Dussera also known as Vijayadashmi. The festival is known for the victory of good over the evils. This is also known as a Lord Rama’s victory over Demon Ravana. There are several beliefs, but all across India, this is perhaps the 2nd most celebrated festival after Diwali. The apt book to introduce today is The story of … Continue reading Mahatma Gandhi – The Person, Many Books, & Lots of Inspiration
Today I read a Tweet by Adam Grant which reads; Efficiency comes from making progress on your to-do list. Growth comes from moving forward on your to-be list. Don’t just set targets for the tasks you need to complete. Set goals for the kind of person you want to become. We are so obsessed and consumed by the to-do list that we have never made our to be list. … Continue reading How to Remain New You Forever?
Aparigraha is one of the 5 Yamas described in Patanjali Yoga Sutras. The other 4 Yamas are Non-violence, Truthfulness, Non-stealing, and Continence. Most of us know and try to practice the last four Yamas but Aparigraha has mostly escaped our attention. According to Patanjali Yogasutras, ”With the constancy of aparigraha, a spiritual illumination of the how and why of motives and birth emerges.” Aparigraha is one … Continue reading 10 Powerful Benefits of Aparigraha for a Meaningful Life
In my last post, I wrote about the essence of Patanjali Yoga. In this post, I wish to introduce one of the profound Indian scriptures Yoga Vasistha Ramayana. After touring the country, young Rama becomes disheartened experiencing the apparent reality of the world. King Dasaratha, the father of Rama, expresses his concern to Guru Vasistha about Rama’s dejection. Guru Vasistha consoles the king by telling him that Rama’s dis-passion … Continue reading An Enlightening book to read If You are Spiritually Inclined
The war of art is one of the most inspirational books for artists. You could be an artist (we all are artists) of any field. This book is a must-read. Steven Pressfield is a renowned author. This small book can change your life. It will inspire you to keep pursuing your dream. It will save you from abandoning your dream. All your reasons and justifications to … Continue reading Death is Certain, Are You Living the Life You Wanted to Live?
We all wish Happy New Year to everyone every year. This is just our autonomous system in action. We don’t do anything to make it a happy year either for the self or for the others. Action must be taken, the course of the life must be altered and the dream must be pursued. Then and then the New Year and life ahead will become … Continue reading A Powerful Life Changing & Best Selling Book
“A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.” Mark Twain At present, I am reading 3 books. On Writing Well by William Zinsser (2nd Time), Palkhiwala, the Court Room Genius by Soli Sorabjee, and A Practical Approach to the science of Ayurveda by Acharya Balkrishna, (2nd time). I keep referring to Tools of Titan by Tim Ferriss. There is a famous … Continue reading Why Should You Read Daily? 13 Powerful Benefits of Reading Books
This Facebook post of Holly Butcher, an Australian 27-year-old woman, is going viral. She died of Cancer last week. She wrote the letter just a few days before her death. The content of the letter very much resonates with one of the purposes of this blog i.e. Happiness. We are publishing the same for the benefit of the readers of this blog. This can be … Continue reading You can’t ignore 27 year old dying woman’s advice. Read it NOW post
2017 was an eventful year. We started this blog to promote awareness about FITNESS | WELLNESS | HAPPINESS through exercise, Yoga, healthy diet, good books, and spirituality. During the last 8 months, we published 111 posts. Readers’ response was overwhelming. We have about 4000 unique visitors and 7000 plus page views to date. Our blog plus social media followers are 8000 plus. Here is a … Continue reading 20 Blog Posts to Read for a Happy Life
Merry Christmas is a wishful thinking unless we make an attempt to make it a merry. “Christmas gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us – a time when we can look back on the year that has passed and prepare for the year ahead.” David Cameron Yes, this is the time to reflect on the past and plan … Continue reading 6 ways to make your Christmas MERRY
Caution: This could be a life-changing read. “Often it is those who live quietly, modestly, and contentedly with a simple life who are the happiest.” Joshua Becker The biggest obstacle to our happiness is our wrong definition of happiness. If we define something wrong then we will struggle for it, but never will be able to achieve it. We have beliefs that MORE is necessary for … Continue reading How to be Happy? Always
“You make a difference for every single person you come into contact with at work. Is that difference for the better or worse?” Alexander Kjerulf, author of the book Happy hour is 9 to 5. This blog is about fitness and happiness. Both go hand in hand, one without the other is not possible. Today I am introducing Chief Happiness Officer (CHO) Alexander Kjerulf. Happy hour … Continue reading Are your Happy hours 9 to 5?
This is a health and happiness blog. Our readers might not need an introduction to Rujuta Diwekar or her books. Yet, for the benefit of those who might not know her, here is a bouquet of books from her. Rujuta Diwekar perhaps is the leading Dietician in India. Winner of the ‘Nutrition Award’ from Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Rujuta is amongst the most qualified and … Continue reading Kareena Kapoor’s Dietician for You
“I read this book as a part of my studies in Eastern philosophy, in particular, Indian philosophy, and the only term I can come up with is “mind-blowing“. I considered myself an agnostic until I read this book… This book contains within the basis of the Jain religion, as well as many philosophical points which students of Eastern (and in particular Indian) philosophy and religion … Continue reading Tattvartha Sutra – “Mind-blowing” Book, “Deep Dive” in Jainism
“Samayam Goyam Ma Pamay.” Lord Mahavira. (Meaning: Don’t waste a single moment, Mahavira advised to his senior most disciple Gautama) In his little book On the Shortness of Life, Seneca (A Roman Philosopher) writes a very powerful message for all of us. This could be quite awakening and life changing read. “Most human being complaints about the meanness of nature, because we are born for … Continue reading How we waste our Short life?
Tim Ferriss is a famous author of his best-selling book 4 hour work week. He is a blogger and his podcasts are very inspiring. He invites amazing guests for his Podcasts. He has interviewed 200 plus world class performers and his these interviews are downloaded more than 100 million. His latest Podcasts which you might be interested are: When to Quit – Lessons from World-Class Entrepreneurs, … Continue reading Tools of Titan, Tools for everyone
“Virtue is sufficient for happiness.” In the World stuffed with billions of unhappy people, Stoicism provides simple definitions of happiness. In fact, not only happiness but provides a solution to most of the problems our World and individually we all are facing. Stoicism is a school of Hellenistic philosophy that flourished throughout the Roman and Greek world until the 3rd century AD. According to the teachings of Stoicism, as social beings, the path … Continue reading Stoicism to Jainism – What We Know About Happiness is All Wrong
When we are talking about the workplace Happiness, the book which perhaps stands first on the list is Delivering Happiness. The entrepreneur turned author Tony Hsieh (Pronounced “Shay”), who sold his business Zappos.com to Amazon for about a billion US $, is so much so into spreading happiness that he is now on a mission to spread happiness world over. He is propagating making happiness … Continue reading Happiness, A billion dollar business model
Emotional intelligence is the ability to sense, understand, and effectively apply the power and acumen of emotions as a source of human energy, information, connection, and influence. -Robert K. Cooper, PhD When Daniel Goleman’s the books titled Emotional Intelligence and Working with Emotional Intelligence was first published in 1995 and 1998 respectively, Emotional Intelligence was considered a very relevant subject. We all learned how high IQ … Continue reading Why EQ matter more than IQ?
“If we would just slow down, happiness would catch up to us.” ― Richard Carlson Our Happiness has a million of obstacles. We get irritated, upset, tense, and anxious, worrisome for various reasons during the day. It could be small or big, but our concerns are endless and we are tangled in one of the other concerns ignoring the chance to become happy. We are looking … Continue reading How to feel Happy, instantly and always
Yes, these are my top 5 bloggers as far as my journey as a blogger is concerned since 2010. I am sure anyone who follows them would not deny their consistent high-value content creation capability which benefits the readers. They not only are the champions of the online world, but the content they create is life changing. Seth Godin: From the early days of my blogging … Continue reading 5 Top bloggers I follow and benefited from
Yes, Indian Cricket Captain is known for his aggression also knows how to calm down when required. He tweets; “I love this book. A must read for all those who are brave enough to let their thoughts and ideologies be challenged.” ‘He is referring to a book is a famous Yoga book by an Indian Yogi Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda. The goodreads.com … Continue reading Yoga Inspiration of Virat Kohli You Need to Know
“A genius looks at something that others are stuck on and gets the world unstuck.” Seth Godin in Linchpin. Reading books is a major key to success. This was the title of a blog post I recently read. I would twist a bit: Reading GOOD books can change a life forever. The mega-rich and successful like Bill Gates and Elon Musk devote extraordinary amounts of their … Continue reading Linchpin – A Seth Godin Book, Why You Need to Read?
“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”Mahatma Gandhi (One of the quotes from the book, Quiet) Today you are reading about the book titled Quiet. This book has more than 5000 reviews on the Amazon site and 88% of the readers have rated the book with either 5 or 4 stars. I have not seen any book that enjoys so much popularity. (The … Continue reading Are you an Introvert? Quiet is for you.
What is your goal and mission in life? We all are after MORE. More business, more customers, more money, more power, more fame assuming that this MORE will give us more happiness. We spend our lives after achieving this MORE. But we never know when the end will come. Here is one book you must read before your death. Award-winning Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Randy … Continue reading The Last Lecture – A Book to Read Before Death
The title of this post seems to be an attention drawing gimmick. Well, judge it at the end of the post. Here I only want to show a simple way to become the likes of Vivekananda (Or whosoever enlightened Guru /God you believe in). We all are so much obsessed with our bodily condition since birth that we forget our true self. Our external world is … Continue reading How Can You Become Swami Vivekananda?
Happiness is a pursuit. Everyone is running after Happiness. All our activities, even if we dislike is pursuing Happiness for the future. We discount present Happiness for unknown and uncertain future Happiness. Whether have we understood the Happiness? Usual belief is once we have something or some experience or some possession or some relationship or achieve some goal – we will be happy. This is … Continue reading Happiness Advantage – Why is Happiness First Necessary for Success?