how to live

How to Live? Lessons from Ancient Humans

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari is considered one of the most read-worthy books of recent times. How we loved thousands of years ago is worth knowing. How much we humans have sacrificed for the development is mind-boggling. The author has detailed human history of the last millions of years. The author narrates how we humans have sacrificed due to thinking. He writes,” In Homo-Sapiens (the … Continue reading How to Live? Lessons from Ancient Humans

Hope Suicide

Why & How to Sustain Severe Mental and Physical Pain?

Mental health is a grossly ignored subject. We visit the doctor for slightest physical pain and disorder but we do not think to go to a psychiatrist even if we are suffering the most horrendous mental health issue. The reasons are mainly two: We don’t know we are suffering from a mental health issue Going to a doctor for a mental health issue is a … Continue reading Why & How to Sustain Severe Mental and Physical Pain?

The Professional

A Book Every One Needs to Read to Upgrade Professional Life

Books are our best friends. This week when the Unlock India 1.0 is taking shape, let us meet one of our friends. This book would help you to better deal with your personal and professional life. “Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.“ Vera Nazarian Today we bring to you a book titled The … Continue reading A Book Every One Needs to Read to Upgrade Professional Life

Lock down Activity

What To Do When You Don’t Have To Do Anything?

We never thought we are going to die. But now we are thinking we are also mortal and subject to death. Death not at a distant future but it could be in the immediate future. Thanks to Corona Virus – Covid 19 disease, we are in this situation. This thought should bring a huge shift in our minds about how we see life and how … Continue reading What To Do When You Don’t Have To Do Anything?

Yoga Vasistha

Why You Need to Know What Lord Rama Learned From his Spiritual Guru?

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 Why You Need to Know What Lord Rama Learned From his Spiritual Guru?

Post Pandemic world

Self-Renewal Is Mandatory In The Post Pandemic World. How To Do It?

Post pandemic (corona/ Covid 18) world won’t be the same. Everyone would be required to reimagine their role, way of working, and means to survive. I am happy to update my post written in Sep last year for the benefit readers. It is vital and a must-read for all. Today I read a Tweet by Adam Grant which reads; Efficiency comes from making progress on … Continue reading Self-Renewal Is Mandatory In The Post Pandemic World. How To Do It?

Benefits of Reading Books

Why Should You Read Daily? 13 Powerful Benefits of Reading Books

“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

Locked Down Time

How to Live With Minimalism in the Locked Down Time?

Caution: This could be a life-changing read. But the post-Corona world would be any way different.  “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 … Continue reading How to Live With Minimalism in the Locked Down Time?

You Will See it When You Believe It

Stop Worrying, Everything is Balanced & Perfect in the Universe

“Everything is perfect in the universe – even your desire to improve it.” Wayne Dyer Attachment is undesirable and how to achieve detachment, free will vs everything is destined, we are formless souls with a body not the body (form) with a soul. Usually, these kinds of matters we read in Indian religious books and scriptures like Bhagavat Gita, Yogavasistha, Tattavartha Sutra, Ashtavakra Gita, Upanishads, … Continue reading Stop Worrying, Everything is Balanced & Perfect in the Universe

Aparigraha Minimalism

10 Powerful Benefits of Aparigraha for a Meaningful Life

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

Wellness Coach

Death is Certain, Are You Living the Life You Wanted to Live?

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?

Best Selling Book

A Powerful Life Changing & Best Selling Book

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

Mahatma Gandhi – The Person, Many Books, & Lots of Inspiration

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

27 year old woman dies of cancer, life advice letter

You can’t ignore 27 year old dying woman’s advice. Read it NOW post

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

New Year

20 Blog Posts to Read for a Happy Life

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

Happy Christmas

6 ways to make your Christmas MERRY

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

Are your Happy hours 9 to 5?

“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?

Kareena Kapoor’s Dietician for You

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

Tattvartha Sutra – “Mind-blowing” Book, “Deep Dive” in Jainism

“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

How we waste our Short life?

“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?

Tools of Titan, Tools for everyone

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

Stoicism to Jainism – What We Know About Happiness is All Wrong

“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

Happiness, A billion dollar business model

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

Why EQ matter more than IQ?

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?

How to feel Happy, instantly and always

“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

5 Top bloggers I follow and benefited from

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

Yoga Inspiration of Virat Kohli You Need to Know

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

Seth Godin

Linchpin – A Seth Godin Book, Why You Need to Read?

“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?

Quiet

Are you an Introvert? Quiet is for you.

“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.

The Last Lecture – A Book to Read Before Death

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