5 Steps to Replace Unwanted(negative) Habits with Positive Ones

“They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.”  ~Confucius

Sometimes, change comes easily and naturally. Some things are just easy to change. Then, there are deeply ingrained habits that are much more difficult to change. You try to change those habits, and you succeed for a while, then you stop and end up feeling like a failure. When this cycle of trying and failing happens a few times, you finally decide to give up and decide this good change is not for you. Story over. Not really, cause something inside you will keep making you want to make the change that your heart so desires. But the fear of failure will not allow you to try. Its a vicious cycle full of negativity and self doubt.

Why are habits(especially negative ones) so difficult to change?

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61 Self Love Quotes That Ignite Self Healing, Self Worth and Self Esteem

While we all make time for all our physical needs throughout the day, we make little or no effort to nurture our emotional needs. They get tossed under the carpet like non essentials only to resurface in the form of stress and depression.

Hence, Self Love needs to become a priority in our lives daily!

In the last two articles I went deep into the reasons we deserve love and how to nurture self love. In this article I would like to provide you with the much needed inspiration to continue that journey of self love you have embarked on. Continue reading “61 Self Love Quotes That Ignite Self Healing, Self Worth and Self Esteem”

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”

How Forgiveness Is Imperative To Deep Emotional Healing + 4 Healing Forgiveness Affirmations


“If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive.” ~ Mother Teresa

Forgiveness means that we choose to Love. Love MORE than we choose to hate or hurt.

Among all the ways of counseling I offer, I also offer family therapy to families to heal from issues that are eating away at their core happiness. In one such recent session, there was SO much negativity coming out of every member of the family, which was making the whole atmosphere very very tense. The key was ofcourse a past event that had triggered and hurt many of the members of the family. After gently proposing “forgiveness with love” of self and all those involved…and applying it, I could see the whole family calm down. But, forgiveness is a hard pill to swallow.

I often get asked, “But how can I forgive, when it hurts so much?”

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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!

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