With yourself

Shower mindfully

Have you ever realised that you are in the shower but barely present? I have. I realised that I would soap myself, shampoo and condition my hair, and sometimes even brush teeth while the water is still running. Completely absent from the present moment.

Here is a quick guide if you tend to shower unconsciously too.

Tap on.

Wash.

Tap off.

Soap body.

Tap on.

Rinse off soap.

Tap off.

Use the on & off method above and continue with your shower ritual. Shampoo, condition, brush, floss, oil pull, etc. Sounds very basic and simple. Even obvious. Try it. It is very calming and you would realise that you tend to linger in the shower longer than necessary because of your mind.

Soul-stirring books

Milton’s Secret by Eckhart Tolle and Robert S. Friedman


A simple but deeply meaningful book that teaches children about the power of being intensely present in the moment. I believe this book will benefit adults too, as I read this and immediately felt peace and spiritual alignment. This book is about letting go of unnecessary worries and surrendering to life. A book to keep by your children’s bedside and read to them often to remind them that life is simpler and more beautiful than they might believe it to be.

With yourself

The whispers of the soul

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What is your soul whispering to you right this very moment?

What would you change about your life if you stopped and adjusted your life one whisper at a time?

How would you live, love and most importantly, how would you feel?

The whispers are the gateways that lead us to living the live of our dreams. We just need to listen and walk down the path with faith and completely surrender that all is well.

Our intuition is always there to guide us to live limitlessly. Years of fear, anxiety, pain, shame, resistance and the in-built “lack” mentality are some of the common blockages in our lives. In a true state of calm, the intuition will be louder than any of the above.

Ever felt trapped in a particular situation? You can change it! Every time you catch yourself thinking, “If only…’ or ‘What if…’, that is your soul stirring you on! Act on it. If you are telling yourself that you will start working on something that you desire when you truly feel ready… that time might never come as you might never ever feel ready. Start somewhere, anywhere. You are good enough to start working on your dream/s now

Just listen to one tiny whisper at a time – what can you change today? 🙂 ❤

“Everyone has oceans to fly, as long as they have the heart to do it. It is reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries?” – Amelia Earhart

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With others, With yourself

Brené Brown’s Parenting Manifesto

This isn’t just for parents though. The manifesto can be tweaked to suit all kinds of close relationships.

It is a reminder that being vulnerable and authentic in our close relationships is fundamental to forming true connections. We can build others up by building ourselves up. We can teach our loved one to love themselves by being a walking example of self-love and respect. We can stop trying to take away the pain of others but instead, be there as their pillar to allow them to work through their feelings. It teaches me to stop expecting perfection from anyone in any aspect of life (including myself). It nudges me to be patient, kind, compassionate and understanding towards my loved ones so as to make life a little easier for them in an already chaotic world. 

Above all else, it speaks to me, to start being the vessel of love and light for others, by having the courage to start working on myself from inside out. Noone ever say that the process is going to be easy, straight-forward, instant, or shame-free. How liberating, empowering and scary is that realisation?

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Soul-stirring books

I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

This girl is pure courage. I enjoyed this book for many reasons.

  1. It is a world I have never experienced and one I can’t imagine. But to think this bleak scenario is normal for many is heartbreaking and scary. 
  2. The reality that people still live in an environment driven by guns, bullets, destruction, hatred, repression and oppression is hard to swallow. The fact that children are exposed to this is even more tragic.
  3. Malala’s strength, courage, spirit and wisdom are inspiring. 
  4. Malala’s sense of gratitude and her intentional positive outlook of life is heartening and uplifting.
  5. Her honesty is very appealing. Malala is just like us and she isn’t afraid to keep it real. She feels insecure about her appearance, lonely, scared, argues with her friends and brothers, cries and even feels upset when someone else does better than her. She is very relatable which makes her strength seem accessible to all of us too. Strength, courage and perseverance is inside all of us too!

    This is a great book for people of all ages as it shows that once one is connected to the spirit of love, peace and oneness within, no obstacle is too big and no task is impossible. 

    It also shows that being peaceful does not mean being passive and surrendered. It means choosing your battles wisely and fighting them persistently despite your fears and any hatred and criticisms that might come your way.