How Having a Happiness Checklist can Boost Your Happiness

How Having a Happiness Checklist can Boost Your Happiness

“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” ~ Helen Keller

Does buying a new Mercedes or taking a vacation in far far away lands, where you spend oodles of money, make you happier? Or does faring poorly in an exam or a bad life experience add to your misery?

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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 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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How to be Happy Right NOW! 15 Positive Tips

how to be happy right now“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” ~ Martha Washington

What is your definition of happiness? Do you think you need to be successful to be happy?

I am sure you’ve caught yourself a time or two saying things like, “I’ll be happy when I lose 5 kgs,” or “I’ll be happy when I find Mr./Mrs. Right,” or “I’ll be happy when I have my dream home,” or “I’ll be happy when my husband/wife changes his/her attitude.”

It does not really work like that. Does it!?!? Continue reading “How to be Happy Right NOW! 15 Positive Tips”