Sparkle #125: Back to School Breakfasts

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September signals the start of a new school year across all of America. And for moms, this translates into an intense search for unique breakfast and lunch options to keep things interesting for their little one! If you want to ensure that your kids start their day with… Continue Reading

Sparkle #122: Dr. Seuss Quotes

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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 #121: Relaxing Bath Recipes

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What is your chosen way to unwind after a long and tiring day at work? Different things work for different people, but I think most of us would agree that one of the best ways to de-stress after a hectic day… Continue Reading

Sparkle #118: Life Advice from Cartoons

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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

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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!

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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 #109: Owl Dreamcatchers!

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Do you like dreamcatchers? I absolutely love them and have more than one hanging in my study right now! Dreamcatchers have their origin in native american culture, and have of late been popularized by New Age groups and individuals. A dreamcatcher is traditionally a good luck… Continue Reading

Sparkle #106: How to do a Juice Cleanse

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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!

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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

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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 #96: The Magic of Enid Blyton

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Did you grow up reading Enid Blyton? I did! Her books were a very important part of my growing up years and I feel like her stories helped me believe that anything is possible, and magic does exist! Her stories ranged… Continue Reading

Sparkle #94: Monday Motivations

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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

Sparkle #90: Embrace Change!

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Happy Monday folks! The first half of 2015 is almost over, and I feel like it went by way too quickly. July is always special and since it falls in the middle, it’s a good time to take stock of how your year has been shaping up!… Continue Reading

Sparkle #86: How to be more Productive

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Happy Monday people! Its that time of the year when everything seems to slow down. Summers tend to make me lazy, slow-moving and if I may admit, a tad bit unproductive. Perhaps its the heat, or maybe it is just… Continue Reading

Sparkle #74: The No Junk Food Challenge

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Happy Monday folks! Last week, I wrote about losing 8 pounds in 2-3 weeks in a healthy way. I have always struggled with maintaining my optimum weight. I grew up as a not so healthy eater, and preferred cake and cookies to green leafy… Continue Reading

Silver Linings

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Aloha everyone! How has your week been so far? This was the first time in four months that I missed publishing my sparkle posts for three days in a row! First technology gave up on me, and by the time that… Continue Reading

Sparkle #70: How to stay Positive in Tough Times

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Hello folks! This week started on a low note as updates on the Nepal earthquake and it’s devastation continued to pour in every minute. Overall, April has not been an exciting month for me. I have been tied down by ‘busy’ work, and… Continue Reading

Sparkle #67: Leh Ladakh Road Signs

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Aloha everyone! Have you heard of the breathtakingly beautiful region of Leh & Ladakh? Ladakh is a part of the mountainous state of Jammu & Kashmir, India, and a visit to the region will leave you mesmerized and speechless. A landscape dotted with amazing… Continue Reading

Sparkle #66: Buddhist Quotes on Patience

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Happy Monday everyone! I had a fun weekend, and will share more details on the same later in the week! But for now, let’s focus on some wonderful Monday morning inspiration which will help start the week on a positive note. For today’s post, I am sharing… Continue Reading

Sparkle #58: Get the Glow with Surya Namaskars

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Happy Monday everyone! Can you believe that a quarter of 2015 is already over? Time flies when you are having fun! For today’s Inspiring Mondays post, I will be discussing one of my favorite Yoga asanas series: the Surya Namaskar (sun salutation).… Continue Reading

Sparkle #49: Funny Retro Quotes

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Happy Monday wonderful people! This week on the blog we are celebrating all things vintage! I love old posters, ads, fashion, films, music and just about anything with a retro touch. So this week, all sparkle posts will be vintage themed. To kick-start… Continue Reading

Sparkle #45: The Luck of the Irish

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Happy Monday people! It’s St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow, and I hope 2015 is the year when the luck of the Irish will finally rub of on me as well! St. Patrick’s Day falls on March 17 every year, and is celebrated to honor St. Patrick, the Irish… Continue Reading

Sparkle #41: Drink that Green Tea

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Happy Monday folks! My Monday posts are focused on lifestyle inspiration, so we can all start a new week with fresh thoughts and motivation! Today, I decided to talk about the wonder that is Green tea, outlining its benefits and best practices for consumption so… Continue Reading