Medical Emergency – helps to know symptoms

Being able to identify an emergency health issue (SOS) while it is happening requires awareness and presence of mind. Knowing is equally as important as discussing it with the ones who are around you most of the time.

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Empty room test

Power outages used to be common during my school days, every outage typically lasting at least 5-6 hours. It used to be the perfect storytelling time for my mother! Sharing one of the stories that makes me think every time I encounter a challenge!

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How can you get influenced?

Our thoughts, actions, views are all influenced by what we watch, hear, see and whom we interact with everyday. Can we be conscious about it to trigger the change that we want in our lives?

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What is your brain color?

Few years back, I was into experimenting a variety of psychometric instruments that can be tuned to understand the work patterns of employees in an organization. Naturally, how to make them more effective was a constant thought process! Was thinking about how it applies to non-work scenarios!

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States of matter

While studying in school (few decades back), I learned about the states of matter – Solid, liquid and gas. Our understanding of simple facts like these also seems to have evolved over years!

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Learning about Neem and its benefits

All parts of a Neem tree offers a lot of health benefits. It was interesting to understand how the stem, leaves and especially flowers help in Ayurvedic medicine.

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Bonding over music

Each of us have a specific genre of music that we love, and we find solace in listening to it when we feel low! Took to extending this further with my family today!

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Some days are emotional

Some days are normal, some days are eventful and some days – especially few of them are filled with a variety of news from multiple corners of your life and makes you emotional! While the past few weeks have been swinging left and right, today was tough to cross!

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Tongue as an indicator of health

During a health checkup, Doctors ask us to show our tongue! Was interesting to see that our tongue is a good indicator of our personal health!

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Flowers and emotions

Flowers can be used as a way to send messages and communicate. Every flower seems to have an emotion or feeling attached to it. People working as florists seem to have a good understanding of these! Was interesting to learn about some of them!

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Check on your friends and relatives

With the extreme weather conditions, and life changing events, felt like writing about checking on friends and relatives. Some of us are good at asking for help, and some of us just keep to ourselves! Reaching out and checking on friends can go a long way for us and for them!

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Flavored milk

Sometimes making kids drink their milk is a challenge. My mother used to face the same and made us used to colored (and flavored) milk. As we grew, the choices and options seems to increase! Sharing some of our favorite recipes.

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Parents involvement in homework

Every working parent has some sort of schedule which maybe daily, weekly or monthly and a calendar filled with meetings and time allotted to do their actual work. Now, where do children’s homework fit in?

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Physical strength is equally important

The past year has put a lot of emphasis on mental strength for us to deal with the revised normal. One aspect that gets missed out very consciously (or down prioritized) is our physical health.

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Dealing with grief

Grief seems to be felt and experienced by different people in different ways. Even when someone loses their loved ones, there seems to be a difference! Realizing it, made me realize a lot more about myself and how I process the same!

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Nimit – Observe the clues around you

Some call it superstition and some call it clues lying all around you. I wanted to see if this actually can occur and how much of it makes sense and is relevant. So, undertook a small research for a year to observe and learn!

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Foot care – Home remedies

Nurturing the nerve endings on the feet help us heal faster! Foot care is often neglected, however one of the easiest ways to identify and deal with health issues.

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Home improvement #1 – Roofs

If you own an older home, or are buying one, do plan for some ongoing maintenance and upgrades. What should we typically look out for, and when? Sharing some inputs based on my experience!

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Conservation of birds facing extinction

Birds facing extinction is a global phenomenon. Who can help fight and protect them? How does the state participate in these efforts? Let us take a look at it using the Bald eagle program at New Jersey.

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Investing in ourselves helps

We might be good at various things, however, do we have that one skill that is useful to someone else, one marketable skill? That makes all the difference! If we are not able identify that ONE skill, maybe it is time to invest in ourselves and reskill!

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Amanda Gorman – new generation

The glass ceiling was broken today with a woman stepping up into a Vice Presidential role! One other lady stole the show! Amanda Gorman and her poem instantly became the most trending topic midway through her speech!

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Colors and their healing properties

The basic colors of the rainbow also have healing properties. The colors we choose to wear, the colors we paint our rooms seem to not only convey our personality, they also can help us establish balance in our mind and body. Same is true with foods as well. It was interesting to correlate the same.

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