Let’s Review Your Joyfulness Quotient

Review Your Joyfulness Quotient“Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.” ~Max Ehrmann

In our rush to meet the daily obligations of work, family, and social life, we tend to overlook our own needs. As a result, we feel exhausted to the point of emptiness. What’s missing is a relationship with ourselves. We need time to get to know ourselves, time to joyfully nurture our spirits, and time to create.

Wondering if you are doing a decent job of taking care of yourself – or how your self caring could be improved? Review the following questions, and reflect on your answers. Chances are you are struggling in at least a few of the realms where self-care is most important: a satisfying diet, physical activity, solitude, and reflection. Continue reading “Let’s Review Your Joyfulness Quotient”

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How to Nurture Self Love + 16 Practical Ways to Begin Your Self Love Journey

How to Nurture Self Love + 16 Practical Ways to Begin Your Self Love Journey“My primary relationship is with myself – all others are mirrors of it. As I learn to love myself, I automatically receive the love and appreciation that I desire from others. If I am committed to myself and to living my truth, I will attract others with equal commitment.”~Shakti Gawain

While we all know and agree that Self Love is the ONLY force that can make us whole and healed, we still struggle with it daily. In the last article I shared why you deserve to be loved, no matter what! Lets take that a step further and understand the importance of self love and how we can heal through it.

In a recent workshop on Self love, while discussing the merits of it, a kind gentleman asked, “But I think self love is just too self indulgent and narcissistic! How can I think of myself when I have so many responsibilities towards my family and loved ones? Shouldn’t I be thinking of them first before my own needs?” Continue reading “How to Nurture Self Love + 16 Practical Ways to Begin Your Self Love Journey”

Honoring Connectedness + 4 Fun Secrets to Instant Happiness(especially for those down times) + Positive Provocations is 9! Yay!!

Honoring Connectedness + 4 Fun Secrets to Instant Happiness(especially for those down times) + Positive Provocations is 9! I truly believe that we are all connected. I also believe that there is positive energy in us and all around us. I believe in doing good and putting that good out into the world. I believe we can all heal, if only we believe in this magnificent connection between each and every soul.

Its been more than 9 years since I began this journey called Positive Provocations. I’ve written hundreds of articles. Half a dozen eBooks.  Connected with and Counselled countless amazing hearts all over the world and most of all have grown with each and every interaction. The connectedness of it all blows my mind. I am in awe of what we all can achieve should we set our hearts and minds to it.

Can you believe it, Haaniya(my daughter) was only 2 years old when I started this blog and She is now 11 years old(preteen! 🙂 )…and to think it all started as an online experiment to see where this would go. Jokes on me 😉 I thought I would get bored and give up at some point. Not happening!

Continue reading “Honoring Connectedness + 4 Fun Secrets to Instant Happiness(especially for those down times) + Positive Provocations is 9! Yay!!”

The Challenge to Live a Phenomenally Miraculous Life

One of my all time favorite quote by Albert Einstein is, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.” 

At first I thought, wow, pretty black and white, Mr. Einstein… What’s wrong with somewhere in the middle? Certainly everything is not a miracle. But over time as I have continued to ponder over the words of this quote, I have been pleasantly surprised at how miraculous our life really is! I then eventually asked myself, what is a miracle anyway? And what, I wondered, was Albert Einstein’s definition of a miracle? Continue reading “The Challenge to Live a Phenomenally Miraculous Life”

Why Fasting is Spiritually and Physically Beneficial

Why Fasting is Spiritually & Physically Beneficial

Fasting is not just staying hungry and thirsty. Its not just staying away from food and water…..

Fasting is an act of cleansing. Cleansing the body, cleansing the mind, cleansing the heart, cleansing the Soul…..cleansing your complete being from all the negativity that we carry within.

As I blur out the outside world and dwell within, I would like to share with you what the Holy month of Ramadan and Fasting truly mean to me.

Having studied almost every religion under the sun, I know for a fact that every community, every faith has a form of fasting embedded within their system. Fasting that is meant to inculcate physical & spiritual growth. Continue reading “Why Fasting is Spiritually and Physically Beneficial”