How to Meditate: For Those Who Can't Sit Still

Meditation consists of a series of practices intended to heighten awareness and ignite a deeper connection to oneself. It is a way of transforming the mind, using techniques like mindfulness, to achieve mental clarity and reach an emotional state of calmness. Reaching this level of inner peace comes easily to some, but for many of us, silencing the mind can serve as a challenge.

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How to make deeper connections by becoming a better listener

Listening goes beyond just hearing what others are saying, there is an art behind making deeper, lasting connections with people. When we allow ourselves to be present, we create room to process words without distraction, actively seeking to understand. In life, it is important to treat others the way you want to be treated and a great place to start is with listening.

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Improve your body image with 5 simple mindfulness practices

The most amazing thing about humans is that each of us are completely unique. With the exception of identical twins/triplets/so on, we each have our own genetic makeup, setting us apart from the billions of others on this earth. That’s a pretty cool thought, you are one of a kind! Yet, a lot of us struggle to accept the things that make us different and a lot of people want what they don’t have.

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Books on Delhi | Jamali Kamali

When travelling, books can be great companions. Usually before going to a new place knowing its history and culture helps me enjoy the city even more as I can relate to its day to day life. If you are coming to Delhi for the first time, I recommend the following contemporary reading list for a book lover, all by authors who have lived and cherished the city for many years. A mix of fiction, facts, geography and poetry- find Delhi’s best stories in here.

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5 must have essential oils | How to use them throughout your day

Entering the world of essential oils can come across somewhat intimidating. The hundreds of existing oils have hundreds of uses and the list seems to continue growing. Recently, I’ve wanted to incorporate using more essential oils in my life. I’m trying to make the move from commercial products to homemade natural products, but when researching oils I really did not know where to begin. I have narrowed down a list of 5 essential oils that I think one should have in their home at all times. Think of this as the essential oil guide for beginners! We will continue to add to this list together, but for now let’s focus on the following:

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Architecture | Le Corbusier's Chandigarh

Chandigarh, India's first planned city is unlike other cities of Punjab and Haryana. Even though we have been visiting Punjab since our childhood, Chandigarh stands out as a modern city more organised than most other cities in India. You can expect wide roads, greenery and low height concrete buildings. Le Corbusier, a French architect planned the city with his purist concepts keeping it simple in structure with an emphasis on lines.

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Wellness | Why is it so hard to be alone?

Both socially and culturally we are encouraged to want to be with others. From a young age we feel the need to belong, be social and fit in. So, why do some of us hate being alone? Well, just as we benefit from the comfort of surrounding ourselves with others, humans also require alone time.

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We can form addictions to our phones, here's how

Technology is fascinating and its evolution is even more mind blowing. Thirty-five years ago, Motorola released its first cell phone, and its size was just shy of a shoebox. Now we have quarter inch slivers of glass that can detect our facial emotions and allow us to talk face to face with people on the other side of the world.

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Wellness | Confidence | The most beautiful thing a woman can wear

As women, we can confidently say that our looks play a role in our happiness. Whether we want to or not, we find ourselves trying to reach that unattainable goal of perfectionism. We hate to break it to you, but there is no perfect. This ideal woman that we seek, just simply doesn’t exist. Those women in the tabloids with zero body fat, straight teeth, luscious hair and seemingly always tanned skin are beautiful, but they are not perfect. Everyone has imperfections, everyone has flaws, and self-perception is one gateway to happiness. Confidence is the most beautiful thing that a woman can wear. So, why is that something we struggle with most?

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1% for the Planet, 95% of Pollution

If there is one thing that is absolutely unmistakable and undeniable it’s that we are entering a pinnacle period where we will either see great change or suffer great consequence. It can be daunting, even overwhelming when you hear about the issues of the pollution crisis we are currently facing. 95% of our waste is made of plastic material. Of the 8.3 billion metric tons that has been produced, 6.3 billion metric tons has become plastic waste. That means only 9% has been recycled.

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Wellness | The importance of Self-Acceptance

Something that sets humans apart from most other animals is our sense of belonging. We have lived side by side since the beginning of time, which has led us to be remarkably social creatures. Belonging to a group provides comfort and stability by increasing longevity, and therefore improving our chance of survival. We are on a perpetual quest to find our tribe, but more often than not, our desires get the best of us.

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Wellness | The importance of Self-Discovery

Self-discovery is the process and journey of learning who you are and the important role you play in the universe. It is the journey we take to fully understand oneself, our values, our likes and dislikes, hobbies that interest us, characteristics that we value in relationships and who we want to surround ourselves with. It’s a way to deeply connect your mind to your inner voice to truly excel in all aspects of life.

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Wellness | Self-Compassion on Valentines day - Loving you, before looking for love

Valentine’s Day, although most of us are unsure of its origin, was built for love. From a young age, we paint this perfect picture of romance with boxes of chocolate, bouquets of flowers and giant stuffed teddy bears. We grow up thinking that our crush will surprise us with a candle-lit dinner on a boat in some beautiful city, with a live string quartet and a piece of spaghetti that’s shared beneath the stars. Everything goes perfectly, he calls the next day, you end up getting married, having children and live a happy fairytale life.

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Wellness | The importance of Self-Care

Self-care is characterised by the steps we take towards maintaining our personal well-being and health. Self support habits promote self-development and can be formulated without seeking consultation from a professional. Self-care reflects how we view ourselves through practices we follow in our everyday life.

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