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Though a better fit for summer, Chana Chaat made a good and light meal for a late Saturday lunch. This is a very traditional Indian/Pakistani snack and appetizer. Quick and simple to make if you have the key ingredients already available at home. But what is the kick? You can vary the ingredients based on your own flavour palette but this snack needs to be spicy and tangy.
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Hello everyone! Checking in 6 months and 20 posts into the launch of this idea, The Momentum Project. We are just getting starting and this has a long way to go, to bigger and better. Thank you for your support and engagement. Your comments, insightful and encouraging, just make my day. They make sure I never forget why I am doing this.
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Trying to understand depression and how it should be managed or overcome is something that comes up a lot. I realized that we all face our own version of it, triggered by different pasts and having unique sources of comfort. I just wanted to share some thoughts about what my version of depression looks like.
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The experts have spoken. It is the mantra, the secret, the mindset, the principle, the truth. By whatever name you choose to implement it, this is the first step to the happiness and success you want.
The first time I baked chocolate chip cookies, they stayed and cooked as the drops I had put on the baking sheet. The balls of dough looked nothing like the fresh, flat and goeey chocolate chip cookies I had hoped would come out of the oven. So, last week, I found a better recipe and set off on my second attempt. Spoiler: I ate about 8 of these cookies within two days myself.
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Today, I read a list of goals that I made for myself 3 years ago. Yes, I did achieve some of them but 10% success rate is not something I want to give myself a pat on the back for. No, my list of goals was not unreasonably out of reach. I also revisited something I read a long time ago that personifies my results and a story of how many people can live out their lives without question or ambition. A faraway, vague dream to achieve something amazing is not enough.
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Puzzles are relaxing and challenging. They are not Netflix or movies. They keep my mind occupied well, challenge me in a different way than the spreadsheets on the job, and also test my motor skills in a different capacity than the keyboard and mouse I am constantly using. If you ask me, adults need more acitivites like this in their lives, to do both solo and with family/friends. Yes, we all say we are too tired after work and chores but it is a really relaxing and soothing exercise, mentally and physically (like reading which I also advocate for heavily). Feels so good after.
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From “do what you can” to “I cannot wait to do this”. I am actively journaling again and I love it!!! I have eased myself into a simple exercise of writing that is helping me and that I actually feel like reaching out for several times a day.
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A personal reflection on living life by the pomodoro technique.
In his introduction to the well-recognized book, The Success Principles, Jack Canfield emphasizes that his principles do work. But he emphasizes: for the principles to work, you have to work the principles! And the secret to success with the pomodoro technique is just that.
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Propaganda. Racism. Poverty. Discrimination. Rebellion. Genocide.
Narcissism. Blackmail. Lying. Corporate fraud. Conspiracies. Bureaucracy. Scandals. Theft. Forgery. Incompetence. Abusive leadership.
Sexual harassment. Alcohol. Drugs. Pornography. Prostitution. Addiction.
Infidelity. Backbiting. Neglectful parenting. Betrayal. Sociopathy. Domestic violence.
All covered by a heavy layer of pretense to keep things running. This has been an adventure of a year for me.
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The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one that makes you think. – Harper Lee
I have always been a story reader and my interest in non-fiction is fairly premature. I am developing it, in favour of my ardent pursuit of knowledge. I find that it is much more challenging than reading fiction and offers a vastly different experience. With a story, I start from the beginning and it just carries me through to the last page. I tried the same with my non-fiction reading choices but did not have as much success. So, I decided to go a little deeper and figure out how I can make the most of my non-fiction reading experiences. Here are some tips and tricks that I gathered and applied to improve:
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