Happy Ganesh Chaturthi.

 

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Aadi Pujya Deva Gajaananaa Gaurihara
Tanaya Shubhaanana Vighna Vinashaka
Siddhi Vinaayaka Jaya Jaga Vandana Thava Charanam

Translation:

Oh, Lord Gajaanana, darling son of Gauri who destroys obstacles and confers success.
Entire creation pays obeisance and worship Thy Feet.

Wish you a blessed Ganesh Chaturthi and many prosperous days ahead.

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

to all my friends.

Published in: on August 23, 2009 at 7:52 pm  Comments (8)  

life

Do you ever wake up one morning and think what a life? Sometimes routine and the daily drudge of chores, monotonous schedules, pressures of work ,rigid commitmets all bog you down and the little pleasures in life pass by without us noticing them.You forget to hear the birds chirping, you fail to notice the sunrise and the beautiful sunset,you fail to notice that you are alive and well whilst other people in the world are living in stricken poverty and in fear of their lives.

Sometimes  the negatives in our lives tilt the scales causing an imbalance and over shadow the positives.I guess we all go through this at some stage of our lives and its no different that today I feel like this.I am sure it will pass and the small pleasures in life will soon be as important to me as they always have been.

I am sharing here a beautiful inspirational poem quoted by Mother Teresa  about life.

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty,
admire it.
Life is bliss,
taste it.
Life is a dream,
realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty,
complete it.
Life is a game,
play it.
Life is a promise,
fulfill it.
Life is sorrow,
overcome it.
Life is a song,
sing it.
Life is a struggle,
accept it.
Life is a tragedy,
confront it.
Life is an adventure,
dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious,
do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it…..

Mother Teresa

Published in: on August 18, 2009 at 9:30 am  Comments (17)  

Beat the bulge!!

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Summer time when weather is warm and sunny and its time to enjoy the out doors.Lovely summer clothes ,shorts and t shirts and pretty floral dresses are all around but sadly due to over indulgence and comfort food to while away the winter has left a noticebly sign around my waist. Having put on put on a few pounds in the cold and drab winter months, I decided it was time for action if I wanted a new summer wardrobe.The plan is to loose at least 3-4 kg and drop a dress size ,a realistic achievable goal I think. The treat a shopping spree for some new summer clothes.

So I started with the fridge , cleaned it out and filled it with healthy goodies (are there really goodies that are healthy you may ask???)Next to clear out the cupboards and get rid of all un healthy snacks like crisps and biscuits.Make an exercise and eating plan and I am off.

I searched the net for tips and ideas  and came up with the Special K diet.

http://www.kelloggs.co.uk/whatson/specialk/the-challenge/

This is a diet where you eat a bowl of cereal for breakfast and one for lunch with fat free milk of course and a healthy and balanced dinner.Healthy snacks like fruit and veggies are allowed in between.

Much to my surprise I didnt find this very hard and now I am almost at the end of the second week of this healthy plan.As for the exercise ,my wii fit thinks its got a new lease of life.Its never been used so much since its purchase.I am really enjoying the step aerobics on it and the tennis is awesome.The results , well have lost just under 2 kg not bad !!!…but I have to maintain this regime to reach my goal. Check this site for the wii fit.

http://www.nintendo.com/wii

I will update this post as time progresses with updates on “My beat the bulge” until then come on you guys those who need to loose a few extra pounds take the plunge you can do it.

Published in: on August 12, 2009 at 8:12 am  Comments (17)  

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)??

I recently attended a seminar on this topic. I found it so very interesting, that I am contemplating  to attend more sessions on that topic

 

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)??

It is a way of talking about:

  • How you think about yourself, the world and other people
  • How what you do affects your thoughts and feelings.

 CBT can help you to change how you think (“Cognitive”) and what you do (“Behaviour)”. These changes can help you to feel better. Unlike some of the other talking treatments, it focuses on the “here and now” problems and difficulties. Instead of focussing on the causes of your distress or symptoms in the past, it looks for ways to improve your state of mind now.

How does it work? 

CBT can help you to make sense of overwhelming problems by breaking them down into smaller parts. This makes it easier to see how they are connected and how they affect you. These parts are:

 ·        A Situation – a problem, event or difficult situation
From this can follow:

  • Thoughts
  • Emotions
  • Physical feelings
  • Actions

 Each of these areas can affect the others. How you think about a problem can affect how you feel physically and emotionally. It can also alter what you do about it.An example There are helpful and unhelpful ways of reacting to most situations, depending on how you think about them: 

Situation: You’ve had a bad day, feel fed up, so go out shopping. As you walk down the road, someone you know walks by and, apparently, ignores you.
  Unhelpful Helpful
Thoughts: He/she ignored me – they don’t like me He/she looks a bit wrapped up in themselves – I wonder if there’s something wrong?
 
Emotional:
Feelings
Low, sad and rejected Concerned for the other person
Physical: Stomach cramps, low energy, feel sick None – feel comfortable
 
Action: Go home and avoid them Get in touch to make sure they’re OK

 The same situation has led to two very different results, depending on how you thought about the situation. How you think has affected how you felt and what you did. In the example in the left hand column, you’ve jumped to a conclusion without very much evidence for it – and this matters, because it’s led to:

  • a number of uncomfortable feelings
  • an unhelpful behaviour.

 If you go home feeling depressed, you’ll probably brood on what has happened and feel worse. If you get in touch with the other person, there’s a good chance you’ll feel better about yourself. If you don’t, you won’t have the chance to correct any misunderstandings about what they think of you – and you will probably feel worse.

This “vicious circle” can make you feel worse, but CBT can help you to break this vicious circle of altered thinking, feelings and behaviour and put your thoughts into perspective.  

 

Source:http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinfoforall/treatments/cbt.aspx

Published in: on August 10, 2009 at 2:05 pm  Comments (7)  

dost kya hai??

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I am currently out of inspiration so am sharing a couple of my favorite quotes from the net.

A friend is someone who sees the first tear in your eyes,
holds the next one and makes sure that the third one doesn’t even think of coming out….

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As you travel along life’s way
With its many ups and downs,
Remember that it’s true to say
One Smile is worth a dozen frowns!

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Those of you who are regular visitors will know that I love cute pictures,poetry and shayris and am always on the prowl for inspiration and new pictures…..So when I saw the pictures used in the last two posts in a friends album I casually asked if I could use them and so here they are .

I would just like to say to that friend “thanks” for sharing ure pics with me!!!  🙂

Published in: on August 8, 2009 at 6:25 am  Comments (6)