Blog Features, The Daily Muchness

Taking a Break – Will be back Super Soon!

July 31, 2017
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Hello happy, shiny people! Hope 2017 is treating you well. As you all would have already noticed, I have been spending lesser and lesser time on my blog this year. I am not going to make any excuses around lack of time or ideas, and just be honest about my absence. This year, I have not had the mind space to be fully devoted to my blog, and since I hate putting out anything which is done halfheartedly, I have had long gaps between published posts. I have been struggling with my writing for a while now and seem to be…

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Art, Daily Sparkle, Design, Inspired Mondays, Living, Positiveness

Sparkle #206: Carpe Diem!

July 10, 2017
#carpediem, #mondayinspiration, #mondaymorningblues, carpe diem, monday blues, monday inspiration, monday morning, seize the day, seize the moment, jyo, pumpernickelpixie

Hello everyone, how is it going? I am really feeling the Monday morning blues today – this week has not even started and so many to-do’s and action items are already piled up! It is definitely going to be a busy week ahead. I am so consumed with work, that I am unable to write something meaningful or inspirational for the Monday post. Thankfully, this amazing comic came to my rescue – it pretty much sums up what I am feeling. Here’s some food for thought as you start your Monday – hope we all have a productive week ahead!…

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Blog Features, Daily Sparkle, Etcetera, Leisurely Thursdays, Movies, Music, The Daily Muchness

Sparkle #205: Jazz It Up!

April 27, 2017
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“If music be the food of love, play on.” ~ William Shakespeare Is there anyone on this planet who doesn’t identify with the power of music? Music is an art form which deeply touches your mind, heart and soul. Irrespective of genre and artist preferences, everybody has songs they turn to when they want to express a feeling, calm their minds or just relax and take a break! There are songs for memories both happy and sad, songs which can lift your spirits or put you in a thoughtful mood and songs which can describe your situation even when words fail. Music is a powerful medium that connects people and…

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Blog Features, Daily Sparkle, Holidays, Inspired Mondays, Living, Positiveness

Sparkle #204: Spring has Sprung!

March 20, 2017
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Hello beautiful people, are you ready for spring? I know I am! Today is the Spring Equinox, which marks the beginning of spring across the world. Today is one of the only two days in the year when the day and night are equal in length and perfectly in balance! Coincidentally, today is also the International Day of Happiness and the start of the Persian New Year. Which in my mind is kind of perfect, because how can one feel anything but happy on a balmy spring day in March? I am always on the lookout for special rituals that one can create to…

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Blog Features, Daily Sparkle, Health & Fitness, Inspired Mondays, Living, Positiveness, The Daily Muchness, Yoga

Sparkle #203: Hey 2017 – Let’s Do This!

January 23, 2017
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Happy 2017 to all you happy, shiny people! There’s something about 2017 that’s got me all excited and optimistic – this year feels like it’s going to be magical. Or maybe this is just the hope that kicks in with the start of a new year talking. 365 days, 52 weeks and 12 splendid months which we can fill with fresh moments and new stories. So let’s go all out this year and make lots of magical memories. Every year in January, I do a post on new year resolutions (2015, 2016) or share printables (2015, 2016) which could help us plan better for the year ahead.…

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