Slow down..take a break

Slow down..take a break

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This is a story shared by a Sanjeevani friend and follower: ------------- " I am a yoga teacher by profession and live in the city. Yesterday, we had first snow fall and it becomes chaotic esp in city for parking, traffic etc. Even though I am to be calm and in control but being human, I became a little grumpy trying to find a parking and treading on the snow fallen pavements and roads. And then I saw a man coming from the other end and he had a 3-4 year old kid perched on his shoulders. The kid was awestruck and his eyes were on the sky as he was enjoying the flakes fall on his face and trying hard to catch them all. The dad was beaming even…
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Smile!

Smile!

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Generally in my morning walk - I see regular walkers & runners and we always exchange a smile, a wave or a greeting. Most of these are from my own area and neighborhood. For the last few weeks, had been seeing a new gentleman in the path. He never reciprocated the greeting or smile. A few days into, I thought - huh - I won't greet either but the better of the mind took over instantly and I continued the morning greet. After all, it was an action of a tiny muscle on the sides of the lips, perhaps a minimal effort of my hand and two words out from my mouth. Big deal - also it is better to change oneself and having no ability to change others. I also…
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Depression to Expression

Depression to Expression

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In order to understand how to deal with depression, we have to first understand what depression is. Depression is such a state in your system, wherein your own body and mind stops taking instruction from you and starts behaving in a compulsive way. This simple understanding can be the first step taken towards healing depression.  Why do we get depressed? When things does not happen your way, when things are not under your control anymore, or you get upset and eventually such series of incidents makes you depressed. Depression if not handled soon can be very much self-damaging. Mostly, depressions are self-created, because you keep pushing the thin line which exists between sanity and insanity.  When you are sad, when you are angry, or when you are mad at somebody,…
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Give Yourself a Second Chance

Give Yourself a Second Chance

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Let’s rediscover ourselves. Let’s allow ourselves to write a New Story. Why?? Because what we can do, we must do. What we cannot do, anyways we can’t do. To experience this, get up, forgive yourself, start it all over again. This time, let’s think in a different way. Let’s explore all that we can do. Discover ourselves.  Nature is conspiring to fulfill our dreams. Get up and give this Cosmos a second chance. Life is beautiful, it always gives us a second chance and the name of it is “this moment”, that is “NOW”. This moment is inevitable, let ‘s seize this moment, let’s make it all ours. Forgive and Forget,   the past. Let’s make this moment “a WOW moment”. Because “this moment” is not an idea, this is the…
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Courage

Courage

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Courage - What is courage? Courage is to be happy when everyone around you wants you to break. Courage is to stand tall when you have your legs bound by weight of immorality around you. Courage is to find purpose to help others when you know no one will help you. Courage is to be a mother of a daughter and dream of her bright and just life where she doesn't even think ones that world in not fair to her. Courage is to find peace in the guilt of not being there for your old parents. Courage is to leave your brother alone when you know he needs you the most. Courage is to start your life from scratch with nothing but hope. Courage is to make your way…
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“Happiness Series -2- Divorce”

“Happiness Series -2- Divorce”

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The ultimate goal of life is to be happy. We have all heard it, believe in it, chase it and yet it eludes us most of the time. So you may be at the juncture of a life altering situation- Divorce, A breakup,Legal Dates, Financial Questions, Kids psychological effects and more. Can Divorce really put you in a Happier place? As I talked to my friends over the years, I noted my findings and annotated with research studies came to the conclusions as below. Please feel free to share your feedback if you disagree by commenting below or on our Facebook Page. Women are more likely than men to seek help for the emotional trauma caused by reaching out to friends, family, therapists or orgs like Sanjeevani4u  while men tend…
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The Cycle (of expectations and disappointments)

The Cycle (of expectations and disappointments)

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This is how most of the people will define life. It is a perpetual cycle of expectations and disappointments. I was searching my answer for, why we get sad and I believe that, most of the times we get sad or mad is because we have these expectations from others and from ourselves. When these expectations are not met. We feel betrayed and disappointed. Let’s start with the basic question, what is expectation? In my understanding about life, expectations came in to existence for the benefit of this world but like everything else we twisted and ruined it. Let me explain – If you observe nature or universe, there is an internal force or some power that keeps everything in balance. Every tiny particle is kept under check because there…
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“Happiness Series -1- Yale Course”

“Happiness Series -1- Yale Course”

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    The ultimate goal of life is to be happy. We have all heard it, believe in it, chase it and yet it eludes us most of the time. Try out a free Happiness Course online from Yale for free. If you want the certificate its paid, or else like a “frugalistic south asian mom” aka “ most of us”, check out the free option. Content is the same. I am halfway through, and I feel I can delineate the satisfactory and unsatisfactory pursuits of my life better. Different perspectives  for all of us. I had a few misconceptions about happiness, early on. I don’t deserve it as my life is far from perfect. It is a transitory emotion. I can eat that ice cream or buy a Pandora…
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“Rape” aka “बलात्कार”

“Rape” aka “बलात्कार”

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“बलात्कार” हाँ जी बलात्कार तो मेरा हुआ है  यह अन्याय भी मेरे साथ हुआ है  अब सभी पूछते हैं क्या हुआ है  कोई उस दरिंदे से नहीं पूछता  सोचते हैं सारा गुनाह मेरा है   इस लिए मिल रही मुझे सजा है    मैं मेकअप लगा नहीं सकती  अकेली कहीं जा नहीं सकती  सारे पहरे मुझ पर लगे हैं   मर्जी से मुस्कुरा नहीं सकती  घूरती हैं नज़रें चील की तरह  यौवन को छुपा नहीं सकती    पूछना चाहती हूँ एक बार  अगर वो कभी मेरे सामने आया  कर तो चुका है जो मेरे साथ  अब कसम से सच्च सच्च बता  ऐसा क्या कसूर था मेरा जो  तूने मेरे साथ ऐसा किया    मै इन्कार करती रही, चीखती रही   तू अपनी हवस पूरी करता गया  ऐसा तेरी बहन के साथ होता  तो बता तू क्या करता   क्या फिर भी तू दुनिया  के सामने सर उठा सकता      अब बताओ कौन मुझे अपनाएगा   कौन मेरे साथ विवाह रचाएगा   तू…
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How do I get over “Oxidative Stress”?

How do I get over “Oxidative Stress”?

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I have been out of a job for 6 months now. But I am happy. I decided to "be". Who laid the rule that I have to work Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm, 300 days a year? I did. We do. I thoroughly enjoyed my work last 3 years, and 15 before, traveling the world, working with differentiated mindsets and being a Super Mom, running parallel tracks at work and home. Life like most, was a marathon at times, a 100 m sprint or a triathlon. I realized money didn’t buy time or sleep. I had nothing to prove to anyone, except myself. I also gathered, growth cannot always be a steep or a linear curve. I needed to take care of myself and deal with my "depression". That's when the…
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