Inspiring links (from tears to celebration)

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(Every week, I  share a series of inspiring links which I think are worth reading. Enjoy this week’s round up!)

  1. Have you ever thought of the present moment as a loved one? Read this awesome post by Leo Babauta about Our relationship with the present moment!
  2. Declutter your mind using some awesome tips by Marie Kondo.
  3. Great tips from Courtney about How to live a paperless life.
  4. I am looking forward to attend World Culture Festival 2016 which is a celebration of Art of Living’s 35th year of existence.
  5. I loved Eric’s Sunday Sermon: The beauty which is you.
  6. A helpful post: The year of deliberate un-planning.
  7. A valuable life lesson from a wise gardner.
  8. Let not tears torment us.

Love and blessings,

Shaloo

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Inspiring links (from simplicity to inspiration)

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

Who to emulate? Instead of emulating someone because of their accomplishments, it seems more prudent to emulate them for who they are.

The worst lies are the ones you tell yourself over and over again- the ones you live by. 9 lies to unlearn before it’s too late.

10 lessons of less for high school graduates

Through Frankie’s eyes

Average is what everybody else does. Are you choosing to be average?

The blind man and the Everest

Our days fill up so fast, and are so rushed and filled with distractions, that they seem to be bursting. 9 rules for a simpler day

Love and blessings,

Shaloo

Inspiring links (from work to love)

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(Every week, I publish a series of inspiring links. Enjoy this week’s round up from work to love!)

Stop micro-managing & be a great leader by building your trust muscle

Joshua Becker shares a 7-step path to enjoy work .We spend a significant amount of time at work & so it’s important to love and enjoy the kind of work we do.

60 tiny love stories to make you smile

5 money lessons from mad men

My 10 essential email habits where Leo Babauta talks about how to cope with an overflowing inbox.

I loved the April theme at 29 gifts community : Support your local library.

There’s more to life than being happy

Love and blessings,

Shaloo

Inspiring links (from blogging to photography)

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(Every week, I  publish a series of inspiring links. Enjoy this week’s round up on photography and blogging !)

Tammy Strobel clicks amazing photographs using her iphone. Learn her secrets at  Everyday Magic: iPhone photography tips & tools

Peter Knight  uses his talent with camera for philanthropic work at MSF School, Hyderabad. Also check out his beautiful pics in the gallery.

10 great ways to get noticed as a blogger

How to start a successful blog today

An online fun-filled, unedited, uncensored way of writing three pages a day about anything and everything that comes to your mind. Be creative and get your ideas flowing at 750words.com

Frozen moments

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!


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