Monday, 23 February 2015

Kick-starting wellness regime - some practical insights from a friend

Dear Reader,

Many of us have difficulties starting a wellness routine. Despite knowing very well that taking care of health, eating healthy food, exercising etc. is essential for us, there are enough road-blocks in starting and sustaining a wellness regime.

I got this article, written by a friend – Narsimhan Santhanam on Linked In. It’s simple suggestion may inspire you and people around you to give an additional impetus to wellness.

This is about how every one of us can get great health by including small & simple activities in our lifestyle rather than exercise as a separate activity.

Here is the full article:

And this is the summary excerpt:

Be Active - Eat Good Stuff - Relax - Drink Water - Dance.

And add a key qualifier: All the above for short duration or in small quantities - a 5 minute walk, small portions of fruits or salad, 3 minute deep breathing/relaxation, small sips of water, and 3 minute "dancing"

All the above are indeed easily doable because they are stuff we do anyway; it is just that we need to consciously try doing a bit more of each.

And doing these in small bits, without having to stretch ourselves, makes them really easy. Essentially, long and large are never gonna happen, at least not for the ordinary us. Short and small can happen easily over and over again, whoever you are.

With lots of smiles,


Friday, 6 February 2015

What's inside - an insightful article by Wayne Dyer


A friend, Tanu Chandra shared this interesting logic:

'If I were to squeeze this orange as hard as I could, what would come out?' I asked him.
He looked at me like I was a little crazy and said, 'Juice, of course.'

'Do you think apple juice could come out of it?'

'No!' he laughed.

'What about grapefruit juice?'


'What would come out of it?'

'Orange juice, of course.'

'Why? Why when you squeeze an orange does orange juice come out?'

He may have been getting a little exasperated with me at this point. 'Well, it's an orange and that's what's inside."
I nodded. 'Let's assume that this orange isn't an orange, but it's you. And someone squeezes you, puts pressure on you, says something you don't like, and offends you. And out of you comes anger, hatred, bitterness, fear. 

Why? The answer, as our young friend has told us, is because that's what's inside.'

It's one of the great lessons of life. What comes out when life squeezes you? When someone hurts or offends you? If anger, pain and fear come out of you, it's because that's what's inside. It doesn't matter who does the squeezing: your mother, your brother, your children, your boss, the government. If someone says something about you that you don't like, what comes out of you is what's inside. And what's inside is up to you, it's your choice.

When someone puts the pressure on you and out of you comes anything other than love, it's because that's what you've allowed to be inside. Once you take away all those negative things you don't want in your life and replace them with love, you'll find yourself living a highly functioning life."
Wayne Dyer
Wishing you interesting insights in the weeks ahead.

With lots of smiles,