Sparkle #236: Spring has Sprung!

spring quotes, spring, spring equinox, international day of happiness, happy, grateful, thankful, positive, spring rituals, happiness rituals, de-clutter, organise, go green, gardening, plant something, letting go, let go, blooms, nature, outdoors, feel the sun, new beginnings, fresh starts, positive vibes, good energy, flourish, gratitude, affirmations, spring moon, spring magic, get your happy on, happiness, #day of happiness, #spring 2017, jyo, pumpernickel pixie

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… Continue Reading

Sparkle #233: Hey 2017 – Let’s Do This!

#2017, #newyear, #happynewyear, #resolutions, happy new year, resolutions, intentions, goals, new year, wishlists, things to do, habits, micro resolutions, mindfulness, goal setting, jyo, pumpernickel pixie

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… Continue Reading

Sparkle #209: Challenge Yourself to be “Complaint-free”

#complaintfree, #nocomplaining, no complaining, complaint free, optimism, positivity, positivism, positive thinking, august goals, mid year check in, mid year resolutions, august challenge, 21 day challenge, monthly challenge, 30 day challenge, no complaining challenge, change your attitude, grateful, gratitude, complaint free world bracelets, will bowen, no complaints challenge, jyo, pumpernickel pixie

Happy Monday people! I have been so bad with the blog this year, and I am very disappointed for not putting in more time on my site. Without giving long explanations, let me just admit that the first half of 2016… Continue Reading

Sparkle #199: Business Advice from TV Shows

Business Advice from TV Shows, advice, tv shows, tv character quotes, tv quotes, pop culture, tv show quotes, entertainment, fictional characters, info graphic, inspiration, life advice, businesss advice, business quotes, motivation, inspiration, quotes, television, tv series, culture, optimism, determination, perseverance, business, dreams, jyo, pumpernickel pixie

Happy Monday folks! I looked at the calendar today and realized it’s almost June – the middle of the year. I cannot believe the pace at which this year is moving. I feel like I am always playing catch-up with both my… Continue Reading

Sparkle #189: Dress up your Phone for Summer!

#summerlove, summer wallpapers for your mobile phone, phone wallpapers, mobile wallpapers, wallpapers, summer wallpaper, beach wallpaper, happy wallpaper, happy summer wallpaper, pineapple wallpaper, wallpaper monday, dress up your phone for summer, travel wallpaper, jyo, pumpernickel pixie

Summer is here! It’s time to update your wardrobe, diet, makeup and everything else with lighter, brighter and breezier options which are in line with the season. This includes your gadget screens as well. My previous wallpaper round-up post got a lot of hits, so today I… Continue Reading

Sparkle #185: Yoga Asanas for a Flat Stomach

how to lose belly fat, how to melt your muffin top, how to lose love handles, how to get flat stomach, how to get toned abs, yoga asanas to lose belly, yoga asanas to lose weight, yoga asanas for flat stomach, yoga asanas to lose love handles, Naukasana, Boat Pose, Bhujangasana, Cobra Pose, Dhanurasana, Bow Pose, Salabhasana, Locust Pose, Virabhadrasana, Warrior Pose, Suryanamaskar, Suryanamaskar variations, Ashwa Sanchalasana, Equestrian Pose, Kumbhakasana, Plank Pose, Adho Mukha Svanasana, Downward Facing Dog Pose, Gomukhasana, Cow Face Pose, Tadasana, Mountain Pose, yoga asanas, yoga, yoga for weight loss, weight loss, flat stomach, lose belly fat, yoga poses for a flat stomach, jyo, pumpernickel pixie

Muffin top, love handles, belly fat – call it by whatever name you want, but it will still generate the same emotion – panic! Stomach is the most stubborn and unsightly of places to gain weight, and any fat in this area is sure to send alarm… Continue Reading

Sparkle #183: Spring Moon Magic

full moon, march moon, spring moon, seed moon, worm moon, moon magic, moon energy, full moon magic, full moon energy, intentions, believe, manifest, new beginings, de-clutter, spring, blessings, spring moon magic, jyo, pumpernickel pixie

Happy Monday folks, hope March is coming along well for everyone! I am very excited about this week for multiple reasons; there’s a full moon on 23 March, followed by Holi – the Indian festival of colors which welcomes spring… Continue Reading

Sparkle #180: Buddha Doodles

buddha doodles, buddha, doodles, whimsical art, positivity, optimism, mindfulness, inspiration, love, intention, intentional living, positive, gratitude, simple living, happy, #buddhadoodles, molly hahn, jyo, pumpernickel pixie

Happy Monday my lovelies! It’s a particularly happy Monday for me this week, since we got our grandmother home today. If you read my post last week, you would know that my absence on the blog was primarily because my… Continue Reading

Sparkle #176: Make your Monday Happy!

happy illustrations, positive illustrations, illustrations, art, happy, happiness, positivity, beat the blues, stress free, simple life, smile, pumpernickel pixie

Happy Monday folks! I am not feeling very happy or excited this morning and could do with some sunshine to brighten things up. The year has started on a crazy note, a new job means lots of learning and hence most of… Continue Reading

Sparkle #175: Fall in Love with Yourself First!

how to practice self love, self love, love yourself first, valentines day, self love tips, self love motivation, self love quotes, be happy, stay happy, self care, self love challenge, self love affirmations, gratitude, positivity, pumpernickel pixie

February is here, the perfect month to look at everything with rose tinted glasses. Thanks to valentines day, there’s a whole lot of love in the air and I can’t help but smile at all the mushiness. While we are on the topic… Continue Reading

Sparkle #172: Inspirational Phone Wallpapers

inspiring quote wallpapers for your mobile phone, phone wallpapers, mobile wallpapers, wallpapers, motivation wallpaper, inspiration wallpaper, quote wallpaper, happy wallpaper, positive wallpaper, thoughts wallpaper, wallpaper monday, pumpernickel pixie

Happy Monday folks! Are you charged up for the week ahead or are you still dealing with Monday morning blues? It’s still January, so you are probably motivated enough to stay on track with your resolutions for 2016. I just published mine and I… Continue Reading

Sparkle #166: Vintage Holiday Cards

christmas, holidays, christmas greeting, christmas cards, holiday greetings, holiday cards, vintage, vintage cards, vintage holiday cards, vintage christmas cards, custom greeting cards, vintage greeting cards, vintage greetings, vintage holiday, vintage christmas, happy holidays, pumpernickel pixie

Happy Monday folks! It’s almost Christmas, and I cannot wait until the holiday season officially kicks in sometime next week. With less than 10 days to go for Christmas, I have been obsessed with finding the perfect holiday cards which I… Continue Reading

Sparkle #162: Holiday Quotes for December!

holiday quotes, holiday greetings, christmas quotes, christmas greetings, winter quotes, winter greetings, december quotes, december greetings, december, winter, christmas, holidays, believe, positive, happy, sparkle, pumpernickel pixie

Happy Monday everyone! It’s the most wonderful time of the year. A time to be your most happy, shiny, bright and positive self. A time to reflect and hope, a time to be thankful for the present and optimistic about the future, a time… Continue Reading

Sparkle #158: Countdown to Christmas

advent calendar, advent calendar diy, advent, calendar, christmas calendar, christmas, happy december, advent calendar 2015, printable advent calendar, advent calendar round up, top advent calendars, december, pumpernickel pixie

Happy Monday people! December is officially the most wonderful time of the year. Everything around us radiates good vibes, positive energy and lots of happiness! To kick start the holiday cheer, I am doing a round up of some of my favorite… Continue Reading

Sparkle #154: Thanksgiving Wishes & Quotes

thanksgiving, thanks, giving, grateful, gratitude, thankful, blessed, positive, optimism, 2015, happiness, give, family, give thanks, blessings, fall, prayers, count your blessings, abundance, believe, positive living, pumpernickel pixie

Happy Monday folks! November is coming to an end, and this week is perhaps one of the most blessed weeks of the year. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, because it focuses on two very important aspects of our life –… Continue Reading

Sparkle #150: Buddhist Prayers for Peace

buddhist prayer, buddhist chants, buddhist quotes, buddhist mantras, buddhist, zen, buddha, spiritual, chanting, peace, forgiveness, compassion, positivity, love, om mani padme hum, metta meditation, kindess, tolerance, healing, meditation, pumpernickel pixie

Happy Monday folks! We are soon going to enter the most wonderful time of the year, but my mind is still restless with the events of the last few days. How does one stay positive and peaceful during times of distress? I find that… Continue Reading

Sparkle #142: Halloween Quotes & Sayings

halloween, 2015, fall, festival, witches, magic, full moon, whimsical, halloween quotes, halloween greetings, halloween sayings, pumpkins, halloween night, the witching hour, wizards, black cat, good luck, magical night, pumpernickel pixie

Happy Monday everyone! This is officially the witches week as we all get set to celebrate Halloween over the weekend. This week will also see the last sighting of a super moon in 2015, which makes it one of the most magical weeks… Continue Reading

Sparkle #138: Yoga Cards for Women

yoga, flexibility, fitness, stretching, asana, yoga pose, breathing exercises, yoga cards, mindfulness, yoga tips, posture, yoga sequence, yoga form, yoga benefits, yoga guide, yoga illustrations, yoga instructions, wl shop, cow pose, bow pose, cobra pose, fish pose, alternate nostril breathing, pranayam, pumpernickel pixie

Happy Monday people! It is the beginning of the week, which means it’s time to share something inspirational on the blog. I practice Yoga daily, and even though it has been 4 lovely years, I know I still have a long… Continue Reading

Sparkle #134: Top Overnight Oatmeal Recipes

overnight oats, oats, recipes, breakfast, fiber, protein, high energy breakfast, easy oats recipe, coffee oats, peanut butter oats, chocolate oats, fruits oats, fitness, health, healthy, berries oats, banana oats, chia seeds oats, flax seeds oats, grab and go, quick oats recipe, clean eating, comfort food, top overnight oats, best overnight oats, tasty overnight oats, dessert overnight oats, healthy overnight oats, delicious breakfast, breakfast options, breakfast recipes, dessert for breakfast, pumpernickel pixie

Update: I made the Mocha overnight oats recipe for my breakfast the day after this post and am so excited to tell you all that it tastes exactly like dessert! The tweaks I made – I added cold coffee (instant coffee powder and honey added to cold milk),… Continue Reading

Sparkle #130: Fall Blessings

fall, autumn, 2015, blessings, quotes, sayings, prayers, positive, happy, welcome, blessed, thanks, change, transform, grateful, possibility, new, optimism, september, thankful, pumpernickel pixie

Happy Monday folks! How is September coming along for everyone? If you have been reading this space, you will know that I am obsessed with fall season and have been in an ‘all things autumn’ mode since the start of the month!… Continue Reading

Sparkle #126: Inspiring Fitness Quotes

fitness, health, diet, lifestyle, exercise, training, workout, sleep, nutrition, motivation, inspiration, quotes, positive, living, pumpernickel pixie

Happy Monday wonderful people! How is September shaping up for you? I am having a crazy few weeks at work, but I am not complaining because I have an amazing vacation planned for the last week of this month! So I am… Continue Reading

Sparkle #122: Dr. Seuss Quotes

dr seuss, quotes, inspiration, motivation, positive, childrens book, happy, optimistic, life quotes, life advice, bright, wisdom, wise, sayings, advice, pumpernickel pixie

Happy Monday bright people! I am back after another week of traveling, and cannot wait to share vignettes and stories from my trip with you. Travel last week was focused on learning and development, as I took time off from work to attend… Continue Reading

Sparkle #118: Life Advice from Cartoons

cartoon, fictional characters, kids shows, life quotes, life advice, quotes, inspiration, motivation, disney quotes, info graphic, entertainment, television, advice, pumpernickel pixie

Happy Monday people, another week and another chance to get it right! Every Monday, I post something inspirational so we can start our week on the right note. This week, I wanted to share this info-graphic from Buzzfeed which has some… Continue Reading

Sparkle #114: Healthy Living Illustrations

health, fitness, nutrition, exercise, yoga, drink water, eat right, fruits, vegetables, green tea, illustrations, illustrated art, inspiring art, happy, take a break, positive, meditation, meditate, mindful living, pumpernickel pixie

Happy Monday lovelies! This week on the blog we are celebrating illustration art, which means I will be sharing some of my favorite illustrations from different categories with you through the week. I have always been obsessed with good art and… Continue Reading

Sparkle #110: Happiness on your fingertips!

positive, positivity, optimism, optimisitic, happy, gratitude, grateful, mobile apps, phone apps, happiness apps, positive thinking apps, gratitude apps, gratitude journal, affirmations, affirmation apps, how to stay positive, inspiration apps, motivation apps, meditation, chanting, buddhism, meditation apps, chanting apps, buddha apps, mindful living, mindfulness, pumpernickel pixie

Happy Monday everyone! Last week on the blog, I put up a poll to understand if the frequency of my daily sparkle posts was comfortable or cumbersome for my readers. Thanks to everyone who voted! From the results, it seems that some form… Continue Reading

Sparkle #106: How to do a Juice Cleanse

nutrition, health, lose weight, maintain weight, juice cleanse, juice detox, juice detox recipes, juice detox benefits, juice cleanse recipes, juice cleanse benefits, juice cleanse facts, juice detox facts, fruits and vegetables, healthy eating, juice detox side effects, juice cleanse side effects, juice detox diet, juice detox results, juice cleanse diet, juice cleanse results, juice cleanse plans, juice detox plans, juicing, colored juices, rainbow juices, nutrition, healthy eating, good skin, good hair, pumpernickel pixie

Happy Monday people; are you feeling inspired for your week ahead? To start your day on a healthy note, I am featuring some helpful information on juice cleanses on the blog today. A juice cleanse (or juice detox) has gained massive popularity as a quick… Continue Reading

Sparkle #102: Fix your Posture!

posture, good posture, bad posture, ultimate posture guide, bad posture reasons, how to check your posture, how to improve your posture, how to fix bad posture, sitting posture, standing posture, walking posture, running posture, sleeping posture, posture guidance on pumpernickel pixie

Happy Monday folks! Another week and another chance to get it right! This is why I chose Monday as the day for all my inspiration themed posts. And for today’s post, I am sharing a really cool info-graphic with all the… Continue Reading

Sparkle #98: Why Dark Chocolate is Good for You

dark chocolate food of gods benefits skin heart brain stress buster weight loss antioxidants beauty prevents cancer good for teeth pumpernickel pixie

Happy Monday people! For me, today was a Monday which needed plenty of chocolate to help me get through the day and stay calm for the rest of the week. My body reacts in two ways to stress: either it craves all unhealthy foods in the universe,… Continue Reading

Sparkle #94: Monday Motivations

monday inspiration motivation fitness health positive optimism workout nutrition health living grateful happy gratitude stress free work hard encourage hope believe work out love weekly exercise plan abs arms legs butt cardio on pumpernickel pixie

Happy Monday folks! Another week, another month and another chance at getting it right! It’s the middle of 2015, which makes it a good time to take stock of our January resolutions and the progress we have made on them. As always, I made plenty… Continue Reading