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Samadhi — Enlightenment… Bliss… Emptiness…

Samadhi – eternal bliss, the union with God, enLIGHTenment, ultimate destination of any spiritual seeker… yet something that is unattainable if we strive for it. This beautiful, thought provoking, perspective shifting documentary by Daniel Schmidt is dedicated to one of the … Continue reading

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Baz Luhrmann — Everybody’s Free To Wear Sunscreen #happiness

Amen to this! Floss indeed. Origin story here.

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Highly sensitive people at work – interview

I did an interview with my friend Anastasia who is a coach specialising in helping Highly Sensitive People (HSP) succeed at work. I hope some of the tips I am sharing may help provide a new perspective to introverted and/or … Continue reading

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The meaning of Om Mani Padme Hung mantra by Dalai Lama

I was chanting this mantra with my little one helping him relax and go to sleep when I realised I have no idea what it means. I looked it up and was blown away. Whole doctrine of Buddhism neatly wrapped … Continue reading

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Minimalism: one sure way to happiness @theminimalists

I followed The Minimalists for a while. I minimised my wardrobe (inspired by Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs too). I am streamlining how I buy and what I buy. I live lighter overall and as I embark on a radical … Continue reading

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Video blogging as a self introspection and self discovery tool #happiness

Grace and Frankie on Netflix is a hilarious, but also very smart show. It’s there that I’ve seen Frankie use video blogging to self analyse and get to the bottom of things. It’s used privately, a bit like writing in … Continue reading

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How we will likely die #happiness

This is a blog about happiness, so why on Earth have I put ‘death’ and ‘happiness’ next to each other? For me, death and happiness are inextricably intertwined – we spoke before about how fear of death is a defining … Continue reading

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February 14th, Parinirvana day #buddha #happiness

It’s only this year that I learned that Feb 14 is Parinirvana day, the day when the Buddha died. I will quote London Buddhist Centre: Parinirvana day is the celebration of the final passing of the Buddha, which gives us … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season to take stock of what you have achieved #happiness #christmas

In the next two weeks everyone – from brands to people, from politicians to entertainers – will be taking stock of 2015 and thinking about 2016. What have I accomplished? Where am I going, and what’s next? This year I’ve … Continue reading

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Emilie Wapnick: why some of us don’t have one true calling #happiness

I’ve just discovered that my search for one passion, one big goal, one purpose my whole life was futile and unnecessary. I am not lost, I am just different. Suddenly all limits are removed and everything is possible. This is … Continue reading

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