Introspection Reflections

Acts of kindness #FridayReflections

April 29, 2016

Kindness seems to be a very under-rated value especially in this day and age when we are all so busy and focussed on our individual lives. I guess it’s a problem more common in big cities where people are constantly rushing from one thing to another and have no time to be kind. In fact, it saddens me when people can sometimes be downright mean and nasty towards others. Recently, I mentioned how I am attempting to incorporate a lot…

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Aussie Author Challenge Books Outdo Yourself Challenge

Book review: Pieces of a girl #aussieauthorchallenge

April 26, 2016
Pieces of a girl Charlotte Wood

Pieces of a girl is the debut novel by Charlotte Wood. I purchased it {along with her other novels} after reading The Natural way of things late last year. Ivy is a picture researcher and is obsessed with photographs of the human anatomy. She gets married to Linford, a field researcher, but it is an unhappy and uneasy marriage. Ivy’s story slowly comes out and it is constantly related back to her mother, June. Throughout her childhood, Ivy’s mother has punished her…

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A Day in the life

If we were having coffee 23 April 2016 #Weekendcoffeeshare

April 23, 2016

If we were having coffee, I’d welcome you warmly and ask how your week has been. I’d offer you a cuppa and if you didn’t drink coffee, I’d also have teas on offer. Or hot chocolate if you prefer. If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I had plans to go to the Blue Mountains today to check out the sculptures at Scenic world. Unfortunately, those plans were cancelled thanks to the miserable weather — it’s been rain and wind,…

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A Day in the life Me, Myself and I

9 things I’m loving right now #FridayReflections

April 22, 2016
loving right now

Even though I’ve been struggling with my mood, I have days and moments when things seem bright. In an attempt to focus on the things that are going well, here’s what I’m loving about life right now: Exercise: I’m loving that I’ve been back at my gym since last week. I worked out 6 days last week and so far, have worked out every day this week too. It makes such a big difference! Yoga: My gym has started a few…

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All about the mind

Comparison is the death of contentment

April 19, 2016

Indian society was full of comparison. You grew up with it and it was drilled into you from a young age. ‘Look how hardworking the neighbour’s daughter is‘ or ‘Why can’t you get good marks like her?’ Even people you didn’t interact with on a regular basis would compare you when they met you ‘My niece got ___ in her school certificate. She’s going on to study medicine.’  You learnt to compare yourself to others on the basis of looks,…

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