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Love & Luck in 2019

Read my post title again. Sounds too generic? But in reality, I actually put a lot of thought into this. Read on to know how. Last week the world celebrated the Chinese New Year, and the coming week is when everyone will be busy with Valentine’s Day preparations (you can love it or hate it, but you can’t ignore it!). Given that I am just getting back to my writing routine, I missed the bus on writing a New Year’s post, and am delayed getting my annual Valentine’s post out (check out previous V-Day posts below). So I decided to…

February 10, 2019
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Sparkle #202: Count your Blessings!

Hello happy, shiny folks! How has November been for you so far? I cannot believe 2016 is coming to a close, this year seems to have gone by in the blink of an eye! As the Thanksgiving weekend dawns upon us, I cannot help but feel reflective and grateful for the past year. There are always two sides to any situation, and happy people tend to look on the bright side. 2016 has been a rocky ride for sure, but today when I look back, I only want to count my blessings and forget the rest. So instead of feeling sad that I didn’t…

November 24, 2016
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Sparkle #184: Easter Traditions for a Fun Holiday

The last week of March is such a fabulous week. The weather starts clearing up, spring is round the corner and all around the world people are celebrating fun festivals like Holi or Easter! I read somewhere that Easter is a chocolate filled holiday. That, and the fact that it usually falls on a Sunday makes it such a happy festival to celebrate! There are so many Easter traditions out there – some which focus on the meaning of the day and others which are purely there for fun! I picked three of my favorite Easter traditions which you can start…

March 24, 2016
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Sparkle #182: Rainbow Recipes for a Lucky Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day people! I hope the luck of the Irish blesses us all today and forever! I am a strong believer of living by intention, so the more you think about all the luck you already have in your life, the more you will have of it in the days to come. Today I feel blessed and lucky to have a great supportive family, a fantastic job at a company I love, and a healthy body which sportingly puts up with all challenges it is subjected to! What are the most lucky parts of your life? Take a moment to reflect and be thankful for them…

March 17, 2016
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Sparkle #178: Chocolate Chip Cookie Overload

What is that one food item which you tend to indulge in when feeling happy, excited, nervous or low? For me, it will always be desserts – I just cannot say no to goodies from the bakery! And chocolate tops this list. I will happily cheat on my diet with a gooey chocolate chip cookie. Speaking of cookies, what is your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe? Do you like center filled cookies or do you like the ones with some frosting on top? Do you prefer an overload of chocolate or do you like mixing things up with a little caramel and peanut butter? I like it when…

February 18, 2016