Inspiring links(Blog Marathon Post 30)

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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. Instead of running from discomfort all the time, learn to pause and bring your mind to the present moment. Try this pause training to lead you to unconventional productivity.
  2. Some great tips : How to Unwind in under five minutes.
  3. Digital clutter is not as troublesome as physical clutter. Still it can be problematic if not organized on a regular basis. Learn more from the minimalists about dealing with digital clutter.
  4. You are not alone if you don’t have it all figured out.
  5. Can you destroy your marriage with love?
  6. Leave footprints of love and kindness with 51 random acts of kindness.
  7. Life’s greatest miracles often comes disguised as hardship.
  8. Gratitude is such a powerful emotion, one that can make your life better in so many ways. Practice gratitude with 40 simple ways.

Love and blessings,

Shaloo

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200$ for clean water…Together we can make a difference!

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Have you had a kindness shown?
Pass it on;
‘Twas not given for thee alone,
Pass it on;
Let it travel down the years,
Let it wipe another’s tears,
‘Til in Heaven the deed appears –
Pass it on.
~Henry Burton, Pass It On

Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-related disease and diarrhoea remains the second leading cause of death of children under the age of five. Currently 800 million people (1 out of every 9) drink water that is likely to make them sick. And diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.

The problem is enormous but we can make a difference.This is our world and our opportunity to change it.For only $25, Water.org can get someone safe water for life. Co-founded by Matt Damon, Water.org has been helping people get sustainable solutions for over twenty years. We can make a difference in the world, we can help change someone’s life.

One way you can help

You can donate $5.00, $10.00, $50.00, or any dollar amount you choose. I have selected $200 as the fundraising goal & I hope, we can achieve this with your help.

Donate generously! Donation doesn’t have to be huge…It’s the giving spirit that counts. Donate small or donate big!

Additionally, you can support this goal by sharing this post on social media. But the greatest gift you can give today is the needed funds to provide clean water to somebody who needs it. And somebody, somewhere whom you will never meet will thank you for it!

Inspiring links (from kindness)

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(Every week, I  publish a series of inspiring links. I hope this week’s round-up inspires you to do random acts of kindness!)

This week was super hectic as I was volunteering in a village after my work hours. I along with another Art of Living teacher took the rural part I course in that village which ended today with amazing experiences of participants after Sudarshan Kriya.

Google Hangout with Sri Sri: Watch Video (A unique dialogue between spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, world leaders and people around the globe on how to reduce violence in society.)

Courtney Carver talks about busy work v/s good work in her post Curb the busyness of business ( Luckily this week ,I did more good work than busy work!)

Create meaning by helping others ( without doing it for validation)

Act of kindness turns into free coffee for hundreds of customers

The Master’s hand

34 little ways to share with the world

Love and blessings,

Shaloo

Best of Spiritualboosters 2012

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A special thanks to each of you for making 2012 an incredible year at Spiritualboosters. It’s been an amazing learning experience.I cannot put in words how overwhelmed I am by all the support and encouragement.

Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart.

As it is impossible to avoid “Best of” this time of year, so for my new readers I present the Best of Spiritualboosters 2012:

12 things to start doing in the next twelve months

The Present

12 things to stop doing in the next twelve months

Books that inspired me in 2012

Life is what you make it

10 ways to a happy life

Random acts of kindness

Declutter your life

Simply irresistible you

Rethink…Refuse…Reduce

As the New Year approaches us with hopes anew, here is wishing all of you a wonderful year ahead. Happy 2013!

5 things to do for a perfect day

My guest post  ‘5 things to do for a perfect day’ was published on 5thingstodotoday.com  yesterday. Thanks to David for giving me a chance to write my views about the things could help us in making our day a perfect one.

  • Laugh – A good time to laugh is anytime you can. Carry laughter with you wherever you go. Look for opportunities in your day to laugh and spread laughter.Read more…

I hope that more people may find a graceful way to make their days perfect without spending money.Let’s make this holiday not about giving each other presents, but enjoying each other’s presence. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

 

Causes close to my heart

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“What is the use of living, if it not be to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone?”— Winston Churchill

Charity blesses both the giver and the receiver. In the words of Noah and The Whale, “If you give a little love, you can get a little love of your own”.

There are numerous organisations working for various causes, from helping to prevent children’s diseases to societies aiding abused animals but it is not possible to support all. One simply cannot give to all.

It’s very important to deciding which charity or cause is close to your heart. Giving to the causes which are important to your values and life makes you feel worthwhile and gives a sense of purpose to your life.Bless yourself and your cause by donating your money or time where your heart tells you.

Here’s a list of the organisations that are close to my heart and are doing an amazing work in making this world a better place to live in:

  • Art of Living: The Art of Living Foundation is a not-for-profit, educational and humanitarian NGO engaged in stress-management and service initiatives all over the world. It has been working in about 152 countries on diverse humanitarian projects like disaster relief, sustainable rural development, women empowerment, prisoner rehabilitation, education for the under-privileged and environmental awareness. I joined Art of Living four years back when I did Part I course and my life has been transformed. I have been associated with Art of Living since then, first as a volunteer and then as a teacher and it has been a wonderful and immensely satisfying experience.Nothing is more fulfilling than being an instrument of change in someone else’s life. One can either be a volunteer with the organisation and work for the betterment of society or can donate for its initiatives through Dhama Sthamba Yojana.
  • 29 Gifts: I came to know about this when I read the book ’29 gifts’ by Cami Walker about a year back. I was touched by her story and immediately signed up for 29 days giving challenge.29 Gifts is a global giving movement with a mission to revive the giving spirit in the world. The idea is to change our lives and change the world by giving one gift a day for 29 days. 29 gifts has made giving and kindness acts a part of my daily routine. Learn how our 29 days giving challenge works and sign up now.
  • Jyoti Sarup Kanya Asra Society: It is a small orphanage for girls set up in village,Kharar. With a mission to help the destitute, and abandoned girls irrespective of their religion, caste or creed, JSKAS is a home to 55 girls.It not only takes care of their basic necessities but also offers them personal care, good living conditions, proper education, and security, which they have been deprived of. My office team goes to the orphanage once a month and we donate in whatever capacity we can.

If you find my post helpful,it would mean so much to me for you to take some time and check out these non-profits. Please donate as a THANK YOU.