Sparkle #206: Carpe Diem!

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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… Continue Reading

Sparkle #204: Spring has Sprung!

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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… Continue Reading

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

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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… Continue Reading

Sparkle #199: Challenge Yourself to be “Complaint-free”

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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 #193: Business Advice from TV Shows

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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!

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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

Color Me Crazy: Holi Happiness

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Today is Holi – the festival of colors, love, laughter and merrymaking. The Holi festival marks the end of winter and is a great way to welcome spring. Holi is probably one of the most chilled out Indian festivals ever –… Continue Reading

Sparkle #183: Spring Moon Magic

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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

How to Get Your Happy On!

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Spring has finally sprung (yesterday was the Spring Equinox) and today UN is celebrating the International Day of Happiness. If you click this link, you can actually download a free Happiness Guidebook which is packed with ideas to create a happier… Continue Reading

Sparkle #180: Buddha Doodles

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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!

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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!

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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

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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

Introducing The Micro Resolution

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Hello wonderful people, it’s the middle of January and I am finally ready to share my goals and intentions for the coming year with everyone! I earlier wrote a post about taking some time to think through my resolutions instead of forcing myself… Continue Reading

Sparkle #171: Daily Inspiration Jar DIYs

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January is a month for new promises, fresh starts and inspiration to be a better “you” in the new year. But as the months roll by and we get caught in the hustle and bustle of daily life, we forget these reminders / resolutions and quickly… Continue Reading

Sparkle #166: Vintage Holiday Cards

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Victory of Good over Evil

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India celebrated the festival of Dussehra last week. Dussehra is a very popular festival which celebrates many events – the victory of good king Rama over demon king Ravana, the victory of goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasur, the festival of Navratri and the nine divine nights… Continue Reading

Sparkle #138: Yoga Cards for Women

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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 #130: Fall Blessings

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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

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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

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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 #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