Though not easy, physical health is a lot more approachable to identify issues and make improvements. Mental health can be much more complex and is often ignored but it is so important. Like when we make a diet or exercise commitment to just feel healthy, taking action towards mental health does not mean something must be very wrong. One does not have to be “depressed” or “crazy”. They are efforts to improve and maintain a system that we greatly depend on to get us through every day – tactics for making life easier and better. Just like you would keep feeding anything to your hurting stomach. If your mind isn’t feeling at its best, stop and give it some peace and rehab time.Continue reading “Taking Back Mental Health”
Frozen II had a lot to live up to with the first movie revolutionizing the Disney brand and the perception of its heroines. I did not expect it to deliver on such novelty again but to certainly ride on the popularity of the original, reiterate the concepts, and showing the characters evolve into a new phase. Overall, I thought that the movie was a good cinematic experience visually, some songs were perhaps a bit forgetable, and the emotion came up a bit short.Continue reading “Season of Ice and Snow”
Yes that is all it takes to make a delicious healthy snack for yourself. The hardest part of this recipe is making sure that you have very ripe bananas in the house. Writing this made me crave one so I had to take a break between these sentences to go get myself another cookie. Totally worth it!Continue reading “3 Ingredients, An Oven, and 10 Minutes”
Momentum…The reason I love this word and used it in the title is that this is what makes us. The momentum built of what we do everyday regularly in our lives. It is our habits and lifestyle choices that determine what becomes of us more than anything else. I have been trying bit by bit to make it better. To recognize myself as a person geared for strength and success.Continue reading “How to Live a Day”
Flavourful. Reasonably healthy. Quick and easy to make. Mutter paneer is a traditional and much loved, vegetarian Indian recipe. You have likely come across it before. Well, here is my homemade attempt to make it without any cream or butter or precise recipe.Continue reading “Mutter Paneer”
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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.Continue reading “Chickpeas with a Kick”
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.Continue reading “The Cookie Redemption”
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.Continue reading “Becoming More”
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.Continue reading “Scaling the Temple of Heaven”
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.Continue reading “Just Penciling It Down”
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.Continue reading “25 x 25”