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

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Inspiring links (from simplicity to spirituality)

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

Courtney Carver talks about how expectations reduce joy in her post Easter eggs and expectations

The problem with simplicity

7 powerful spiritual truths: Turn challenges into a reawakening

Make a new friend everyday to create a sense of belongingness and nurture love & compassion

I loved reading about Michael Fischman’s spiritual journey in his book  ‘Stumbling into infinity’ – an amazing memoir beautifully describing deep knowledge & moments of grace.

10 quotes that changed my life

Love and blessings,

Shaloo

Inspiring links (from simplicity)

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

Improve your life and productivity with this simple but effective technique – 3 words that you need to tell yourself daily

Someday I am going to need this stuff…Do you also fall in the same category? No wonders, you are never able to kick the clutter out of your house.

Reclaim your bedroom. Let not technology dominate your private sanctuary. Sleep, sex and reruns

When your work life is destroying your good life , it’s time to set your priorities right and also take steps to improve your work life.

7 quotes to help you live the simple life

Learn the secret ingredient  to be special – Art of living in Kungfu Panda

Love and blessings,

Shaloo

Inspiring links (from wellness to simplicity)

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

How are you using your 86,400 seconds?

Get rid of anxiety and stress by using these 9 yoga tips to overcome anxiety disorder

Find order in chaos and savour the empty space by exploring The blank slate

Choose a lifestyle of excessive generosity- Bigger is not better

Say no so you can say yes to the things that really matter!

Simplicity is important because life is complicated

A quiet place is all we need to reconnect to our inner self.

Love and blesssings,

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 simplicity to happiness)

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(Every week, I will publish a series of inspiring links. I hope this week’s round-up inspires you to embrace simplicity and happiness!)

10 ways to have peaceful, loving relationships

Simplicity begins in us

Use it or lose it

The new year ( from the offical blog of Sri Sri Ravishankar which was launched earlier this month.)

The 3 habits of happiness

When you are going through difficult times

Colours of the Ashram (An amazing video showcasing the scenic beauty of the Art of Living International Centre in Bangalore.)

The unbearable brightness of being

Love and blessings,

Shaloo

 

15 days Diwali decluttering challenge: 10 things a day

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How often do we hang on to unwanted junk just in case we might need it someday in future? And that day might never come!

But we keep on buying new things and hang on to old ones. Adding more clutter in our homes and lives and making a dent in our bank accounts. And why is that? Is it because we link our happiness to the things we own or is it simply because we are just lazy?

Decluttering is needed at all levels to move on. Perhaps that’s why people are required to clean up their homes before an important festival in almost all religions with the sole purpose of inviting renewed energy in your lives.Be it Eid or Diwali or Christmas,the first step to celebrations is house cleaning.Getting rid of the old and the unwanted makes way for the new.

Diwali is around the corner and as always,we have started with cleaning up the house days in advance.But this year,I have decided to focus on decluttering my home instead of just cleaning it.

It’s almost fifteen days to go and I have decided to get rid of ten things a day till Diwali. That means, my house will be short of 150 unwanted things in just fifteen days. And no,I am not just going to throw away things.I am going to pick ten things everyday-things that have lost value for me but might be useful for someone else and give them away.

Leo Babauta mentioned in one of his posts that to be successful in any of your commitments, make it public.Then you are more likely to fulfil it.This is the reason I am posting my challenge in this post. Making my intentions public will remind me of my commitment and help me in achieving the desired end.I will post about the fifteen days Diwali decluttering challenge after it ends and share my experiences.

It is not impossible to make your life simpler.What it requires is a firm commitment and a belief in your capabilities.