Vitamin D levels – Time to check and supplement

With the cold weather and rainy season setting in, we tend to lose the extra sunshine in our lives. Time to check our Vitamin D levels and supplement..! Do you know the telltale symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency…? Sharing some of them based on my experience…

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Victoria Falls in Africa

Victoria falls is said to the largest curtain of falling water in the world, shared between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe in Africa. It is 1704 meters (about 1.05 miles) wide, making it the largest waterfall in the world.

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Every day counts towards writing your history

History is made one step at a time, one choice at a time, one day at a time. We can write our own history if we plan for it and act accordingly in our present!

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Resourcefulness – learning from Sri Rama

Recently I got an opportunity to listen to Ramayana and the virtues of Rama. Was amazed by His resourcefulness and what I could emulate from His nature.

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Low Hemoglobin levels – Parenting tips

For non-vegetarians meat products are filled with iron that helps keep up hemoglobin levels. What can vegetarians eat to reduce the risk of anemia? As a parent, knowing and including these foods in the diet helps reduce many health complications in future.

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Seasonal festivities in India – Navaratri and Durga Puja

While it is baking, Halloween and Thankgiving in this side of the world, how do Indians celebrate Fall season? Our cultures line up a series of festive occasions to induce a happy mindset, making sure we are focusing on happy thoughts and happy moments. How does that happen?

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Took a sneak peek into the Happiness Jar

In the process of teaching kids that there will always be ups and downs in life, during one of the low phases, we started maintaining a Happiness Jar. When we took a sneak peek into it today, it made us feel good yet again and filled us with hope & optimism. Try it out sometime!

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Making a food chart helps

Mommy – what do you have for lunch? Anything special that I like? Typical dilemma faced by any mother who tries her best to balance between healthy meals and trying to accommodate tastes and likes of kids (extends to adults too).

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Life lessons from the story of a salt seller

While growing up, my mother used to tell me many stories. She would then ask me to figure out the moral of the story and how I would use it in life. It used to be interesting listening to her stories while she was busy multi-tasking through her chores. One of the stories about a salt seller got etched in my mind.. sharing it and what I learned from it!

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Heartburn – Home remedies

It is common to have a heartburn after a sumptuous meal. How do we get rid of the heartburn that follows? Sharing some tips that have helped me over years.

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Ice sculpture art

Ice sculpting is an interesting art. There are many countries that conduct ice sculpture festivals. Some of them are so intricate and fascinating to see, that the tropical countries conduct ice festivals. A must-watch for anyone interested in traveling.

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Praying Mantis – a good luck charm

When you have a garden, you get used to seeing a variety of insects. Sometimes seeing specific birds and insects seem to convey a specific meaning across cultures. Found it interesting to see a praying mantis and started learning more about it. Sharing what I realized in the process!

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Role, empowerment and ability to make choices

Being able to empower your team to take accountability is great! What happens when the leader who has empowered their team members is no longer empowered, and is bound by constraints from multiple fronts?

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Back to school experience

Every year the back-to-school time is filled with fun, frolic and lots of shopping. Anything you can think of that is needed for school has to be shopped during this time. It is all about starting afresh with new resolutions and hoping for new beginnings. This year seems to be a bit different.

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Quiz 31 – Indian sweets

How many of these Indian sweets / desserts can you recognize? How many have you tried? I have tried making many of them and looking forward to trying all of them this year.

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High school & college students

School seniors and college freshmen/sophomores and their parents are evaluating these variables of late. When there are too many variables, it is hard to make a choice and stick to it for long.

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Learn to step outside with a mask

After being self-quarantined for the past few months, I ventured out to get a small plant from a neighbor in the community. My experience in the process made me rethink many aspects of life -as it is now.

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Protect your electrical appliances during a storm

All our homes are filled with electrical appliances and with the stormy weather, it helps to take some precautions to keep them safe.

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Home improvement & Handyman services

With most of us staying at home, home improvements are becoming a necessity these days. As a result – requests for Handyman services have increased! Sharing some tips to hire one!

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