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Slippers and the bigger picture

Rushing out of the house at 6:15am this morning, heading for a business networking meeting, I stepped into my car only to realize I am still wearing my slippers. Though that would have made for an interesting conversation starter, I figured I … Continue reading

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The secret to happiness (part V)

This post concludes a mini-series of entries about the secret to happiness. Click here if you wish to read this mini-series of posts, starting at the very first entry. In a previous post we discussed the realization that one can … Continue reading

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The secret to happiness (part IV)

This post further elaborates a point made at a previous entry, that “The only real tangible solution to both facing fear and gaining happiness, is to learn to be a 100% present in the moment.“ Click here if you wish … Continue reading

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The secret to happiness (part II)

This post further elaborates a point made in a previous entry, that “The greatest obstacle we face when seeking happiness is fear.” My observation is that at the root of most, if not all fears, including the fear of death, is the … Continue reading

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Hitting that elevator button one more time

“Yeah,” I hear myself silently whispering to the other person waiting nearby, “I saw that you just pressed it, but listen, this elevator is very temperamental; it responds better when I call for it. Trust me, I know. Now, let me … Continue reading

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An Element of Surprise

I do not much like surprises, or, at least I didn’t think I do. Yet, upon closer examination, I seem to, time and again, take actions that are indicative of inclination towards the unpredictable. For example, when I make certain … Continue reading

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Craving and the Toothbrush

I have noticed that whenever I crave some forbidden foods (carbs, sugary stuff etc.,) the more I crunch it, the more I want it. Here is an idea: take a small bite and then, immediately, go brush your teeth. Advantages: … Continue reading

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