Archive for March, 2008

Love Yourself

March 26th, 2008 -- Posted in General | 7 Comments »

A recent call from a friend of mine stating that she has separated from her husband after 24 years of marriage prompted me to write this article. Is all the this worth it ??? Aren’t we sometimes getting lost in a vicious circle of looking after everyone that we forget the most important thing in life that is to Love oneself!!!! Think…ponder……

‘Love thyself’ ……….. ” A very simple statement but extremely important…..I agree that, for many people, self-love may be the greatest and most important love they ever experience in this lifetime. However, for so many people, “learning to love yourself” does not seem so “easy to achieve.” For most of us, genuine self-love seems so elusive, so much harder to grasp than we expected.

The possibilities are infinite. One way to learn to love yourself is to act as if you already do (i.e., “Fake it till you make it”).

We need to love ourselves to be content, happy ….. Love yourself. Be good to yourself. Treat yourself well. Replenish yourself. You will discover that, the more you love yourself, the more you will be able to give love to others – and the more others will want to be around you and give back to you. This is a win-win situation. Loving yourself will ultimately benefit the lives of others you encounter, as well as your own life.
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Do we really need to celebrate Woman’s Day?

March 11th, 2008 -- Posted in General | 4 Comments »

This Woman’s day this SMS on my mobile inspired me to write on something which may sound extremely feminist but then one hardly gets an opportunity to express one’s innermost thoughts in this hectic pace of life. It said

‘A woman has strength that amazes men. She can handle trouble and carry heavy burdens. She holds happiness, love and opinions. She smiles when she feels like screaming. She sings when she feels like crying, cries when she is happy and laughs when she is afraid. Her love is unconditional!!!. There’s only one thing wrong with her , she sometimes forgets what she is worth……’

Whatever, who wants to invest a lot of time and money in celebrating Woman’s Day?

What then, I wonder still, is International Women’s Day all about? Is it about the obvious political issues, the covert domestic abuse on the rise, or always present, but now brought out into the open? Is it only about Pro-Choice and Pro-Life? Is it only about Equal Opportunity? All things being equal in a healthy woman’s life, what, indeed, is International Women’s Day about? Does a woman with all doors open to her need more?
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Are You Stressed Out?

March 7th, 2008 -- Posted in General | 3 Comments »

‘How can You do it , taking your child for a movie , when there is a science exam the next day?’ This was the question asked to me by a parent during my son’s board exams ..Well, I as a mother have always felt that the children need to relax and enjoy during exams. It’s not the number of hours put in that makes a difference in the scores but the quality of hours put in. Once again the board exams are around the corner and one can see the stress atmosphere all around.

I strongly feel the most essential thing needed is to teach Stress Management.

Right from the early age, a child falls prey to the pressures and expectations by the outside world. As he grows old, the expectations amplify and the level of pressure on a growing child increases. A stage comes where the stress becomes a crucial part of life and dealing with the mounting stress becomes almost impossible. This leads to several mental, physical and emotional problems.

Examination stress has become a favourite subject of everyday conversation. It is not unusual to hear friends, family members and even children talking about the difficulties faced in managing stress. Stress plays havoc with exam productivity and has become a concern for parents. But many of us need to realize that stress is a very natural and an important part of life. Without stress there would be no life at all! continue reading »

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