Inspiring links (from Art of Living)

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(Every week, I  publish a series of inspiring links. Enjoy this week’s round up on stress-free living!)

A unique and entirely different approach to losing weight – Don’t lose sleep over losing weight

Breathe out exam stress with yoga and meditation (A must read for all the parents whose kids are appearing for exams next month)

Learn how to keep a relationship alive and exciting by knowing the Fastest ways to break-up

Promise – a beautiful poem by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of Art of Living

Do it now: A child knew it long before NIKE

Alternatives for boozing, alcohol & addiction  A talk by Khurshed Batliwala, director of World Alliance for Youth Empowerment on how to come out of alcohol & addiction.

Love and blessings,

Shaloo

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Inspiring links (from finance)

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(Every week, I  publish a series of inspiring links. Enjoy this week’s round up on finance & saving!)

Bouncing back from financial grief and loss

A common obstacle in saving is not being able to make both ends meet with the kind of money we are making. Is it possible to save money when we are barely keeping our head above water?

55 ways to bounce back from (just about) anything. This isn’t directly related to finance but you can learn a few useful lessons here.

10 ways to save $100 this week

I wish I had one of these 15 coolest piggy banks !

Ask yourself – Do you shop to fill a void? The answer might help you to deal with your financial and decluttering woes.

Why save coins? Because one can build small fortunes by collecting change with a little conscious intent.

Love and blessings,

Shaloo

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Thank you freerangecow.com for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! This comes as a pleasant surprise and I feel very humbled and honoured.

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The award comes with some “rules”…

1) Display the award on your blog

2) Link back to the person who nominated you

3) State 7 things about yourself

4) Nominate 15 bloggers for this award

5) Notify those bloggers of the nomination by linking to one of their specific post so that they get notified by pingback

7 things about myself:

  1. My life transformed forever since I began my spiritual journey by doing Art of Living Part one course in 2008.
  2. I am committed to doing random acts of kindness everyday and I thank Cami Walker & her 29 days giving challenge community for the motivation and support.
  3. I am a certified tarot reader and now I am learning astrology.
  4. I am an avid reader. My favorite authors are Robin Sharma, Jane Austen, Dan Brown & Sidney Sheldon.
  5. My favourite quote is ‘The best is yet to come.’
  6. I love animals. I have two pet dogs- a pomerian ‘bonzo’ and a pug ‘doodle’.
  7. The best line I have ever read-‘The purpose of life is a life with purpose.’

15 People I Nominate for This Award:

  1. Cat’s Meow : A beautiful artist and photographer who writes on minimalism and simplicity. I loved her post on the healing powers of prayer.
  2. Seeking to minimize :  Paola writes about minimising stress, clutter and drama. A minimalist blog in content as well as in design!
  3. 365 less things : I love Colleen’s simple idea of decluttering a thing a day. Her mini-missions make decluttering so easy and fun & Cindy’s weekly wisdom provokes you to think about your hoarding habits and also offers valuable advice on reducing clutter.
  4. Minimalist Baker : If you love cooking, then this blog is for you. Simple recipes  consisting of 10 or less ingredients and take less than an hour to prepare!
  5. Urvi’s world : A lovely blog from Suparna featuring lovely drawings and craft projects.
  6. Minimalist packrat : Tanja’s minimalist blog featuring posts on fighting clutter and minimalism. I love the eye-catchy design of this blog.
  7. Solilokeys : I loved the post ‘The importance of being earnest’  where delghtful comparisons are made between service and fitness.
  8. Aristonorganic : A delightful blog which is all about gardening !
  9. Xlaurarogersx : Laura writes about the things better left unsaid. I liked her simple yet thought-provoking posts!
  10. Sunshine art :  Let’s make great art together by simple creative projects on this blog.
  11. Mudpies and sunshine : Check out the fun activities and crafts on this blog, especially the Valentine special ‘Easy felt heart’ !
  12. GYA today : A lovely blog on kindness and giving, about all the beautiful choices  which can make this world a better place.
  13. Words we women write : Some beautiful posts in a very elegantly designed blog.
  14. Photographs by Peter Knight : Amazing photography blog!
  15. Stephannie Lynn Stevens : Stephanie writes about simplicity and life in general. Simple, meaningful posts!

Congratulations to all the nominees…Keep up the good work!


Inspiring links (from decluttering to minimalism)

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(Every week, I  publish a series of inspiring links. Enjoy this week’s round up on decluttering & minmalism , take a look at your life and make the desired changes!)

Advice to my kids Leo Babauta writes about the advice he would like to give his kids to equip them for life. I loved the pearls of wisdom he shares in this post.

Decide~Divide~Conquer

The lazy person’s way to declutter your home

The price of a stamp provokes us to take a look at our habits again and analyse if we are on the right track.

One hour that will change your life yes, that extra one hour which you gain as a result of being an early riser!

5 strategies to cut down on clutter

Real priorities makes you think and re-evaluate your priorities to make the maximum use of time.

Love and blessings,

Shaloo

Sunshine Award

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A big shout out to the delightful mischievouseyez for nominating me for Sunshine award. Thank you! Most unexpected and very much appreciated.

The Sunshine Awards are given out by bloggers, for bloggers. They are awarded to those who positively and creatively inspire other bloggers in the blogosphere. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them. Answer questions about yourself. Select 10 of your favourite bloggers, link their blogs to your post and let them know they have been awarded a Sunshine Award.

Here are the Amazing 10 NOMINEES :

http://peterknightphotography.wordpress.com/

http://www.5thingstodotoday.com/

http://yensures.com/

http://blogbypaulina.com/

http://trevelation.wordpress.com/

http://sofiasiberia.com/

http://mavimet.wordpress.com/

http://50yearproject.wordpress.com/

http://francineinretirement.wordpress.com/

http://landoffun.wordpress.com/

Congratulations to all of you ! If you’ve already been tagged or haven’t got time to play along, don’t feel obliged to!!!

10 questions that must be answered by every nominee:

1. What inspired you to start blogging?

I came across Leo Babauta’s awesome Zenhabits which inpired me to embrace simplicity, healthy living and blogging. Since my Master H.H. Sri Sri Ravishankar also encourages the use of social media to promote the ideals of a stress-free and violence-free society, so it seemed the right time to start a blog of my own.

2. How did you come up with the name for your blog?

The purpose of starting my own blog was to promote spirituality and simplicity, thus the name Spiritualboosters!

3. What is your favorite blog that you like to read?

I love Zenhabits for the great insights it provides for improving all aspects of your life.

4. Tell about your dream job (maybe you’re doing it now!)?

My dream job was one which could give a purpose to my life and I found one when I became an Art of Living teacher. Though I am into media by profession but Art of Living is where my heart lies. I feel humbled to be an instrument of my Master and to be able to spread light and laughter in many lives.

5. Is your glass half full or half empty?

Half full!  An eternal optimist I am!

6. If you could do anywhere for a week’s vacation, where would you go?

I would love to go to Venice- my dream destination.

7. What food can you absolutely not eat?

No non-vegetarian food for me.

8. Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?

DARK chocolate..anyday!!!

9. How much time do you spend blogging-in other words, are you one of those lucky people who can dash off a blog post in no time, or like me and take forever on one post to get it just right?

I spend a lot of time in writing a post until I am satisfied. If I have to post something, it has to be worth someone’s time.

10. Do you watch TV-if so what are some of your favourite shows?

Yes, I do watch a lot of shows. Some of my favourite are Grey’s anatomy, Big Bang theory, Two and a half men, Supernatural, Dharma and Grey.

Now go, spread some sunshine by checking out the above 10 blogs  and showing them some love with likes & comments!

 

Inspiring links (from positive changes to contentment)

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(Every week, I  publish a series of inspiring links. Enjoy this week’s round up and make little changes in your life!)

Not more,better

16 ways to become more content by Crystal Paine to help restore peace and contentment in your life.

My unusual obsessions for extreme achievement  where Leadership Guru Robin Sharma urges to stop playing small with your gifts & talents and unfold your genius by trusting your passion & putting in your sincere efforts.

12 rules to live by

Simple triggers to change our behaviours by creating tiny habits

42 best life enhancing iOS apps for 2013

Love and blessings,

Shaloo

Wisdom bytes (Sri Sri on Virtues)

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Editor’s Note : True personal enlightenment begins with knowledge. Anybody seeking the universal truth would do well to familiarize themselves with the wisdom by the ancient sages and the great thinkers of today .Wisdom bytes are for you to read, inspire and challenge, shed light, help keep perspective, energize, lead to thinking in a new way and enjoy some immediate gratification. Get inspired…inspire others…

Sri Sri on Virtues

(Do it till you become it ! )


Virtues have to be practised till they become your nature. Friendliness, compassion and meditation should continue as practices till you realise that they are your very nature.

The flaw in doing something as an act is that you look for a result. When it is done as your nature, you are not attached to the result and you continue doing it. An action that arises from your nature is neither tiring nor frustrating. For example, daily routines like brushing one’s teeth or bathing are not even considered actions because they are so integrated into one’s life. You do all this without doership. When Seva (Service) is made part of your nature, it happens without doership.

Question: When do you realise that compassion, meditation and Seva are your nature?

Answer: When you cannot be without it.

Wise men continue the practices just to set an example, even though for them, there is no need for any practices.