You Will Achieve

(A poem from my book-Dare to Live….)

You can

If you want to,

The question is

Do you want to?

You will

If you decide so,

Doors will open

If you want to.

You should work

On your dreams,

You should know

Only you can achieve them.

Work on your dreams

With trust and faith,

Believe you will achieve them

Because you know you can.

A letter to you…Dear Friend

Dear Anyone

If there’s anyone out there who is having a hard time, whatever the reason, this letter is for you. A simple note of encouragement and care. A gentle reminder to let you know that you are not alone. A hopeful note to anyone who is struggling.

I know, it’s hard to go on not knowing how life will turn out. Embrace the mystery and look up with wonder.  Listen to your inner voice. That may mean staying in bed the whole day. That could mean working so hard that you are too tired to think. That may mean gorging on chocolates and ice cream. That may mean you want to spend the day in silence and meditation. It can mean a hundred of things to different people. And that’s perfectly alright. Do what you must, leave the rest and stay still.

Let people in. If you observe, you will find someone who is waiting to hear you out. If you relax, you will find a way out. Let your feelings touch your life, experience the pain, the joy, the excitement. Watch them as you would watch a movie. Do not keep suppressing and ignoring your feelings. They count and are worthy because that’s who you are. Let go of unwanted emotional baggage. It’s not going to do you any good.

Cleanse yourself internally. Cultivate the habit of finding happiness in what you have. Losing people, losing opportunities, losing that what matters most will hurt deeply and painfully. However, you do not control everything. You have to trust the Universal flow. Control what you can and let go, with the blind belief that what’s meant for you is with you. You are exactly where the divine force whats you to be now. Trust the process, as hard as it seems to do. Keep the faith.

You are a beautiful soul. You may have made mistakes, but that’s how you learn. So hold on, dear one. Pause and exhale slowly.

To second chances, to new beginnings, to start dreaming again!!

Love and prayers

(An excerpt from my book- Dare to Live)

Healthy Quotes To Remind You To Eat Clean

“When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.” – Ayurvedic Proverb

“Sorry, there’s no magic bullet. You gotta eat healthy and live healthy to be healthy and look healthy. End of story.” – Morgan Spurlock

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food.” – Hippocrates

“Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health.” – Julia Child

“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” – Thomas Edison

Body Fitness Goals- The Start Of A Clean Journey

*Step one:-Clean eating, that too ON time

A balanced diet is what you need to keep your body fit and healthy. Say no to extreme diets. Stop the race behind fad diets. Leave out the fancy shortcuts and fast solutions to weight loss. Take a look at how your body is responding to the diet you feed on. Are you feeling weak? Are you feeling fresh? Do you constantly feel hungry? Are you falling sick more often? The answers are right there in your diet.

More than often, people fall sick when their metabolism plays havoc. You tend to mess up with what you feed your body frequently and then run after the solutions.

Clean eating is the best way out of healthy metabolic activity. Your body derives energy from the balanced meal you ingest for removing toxins within and other body functions. Proper digestion of food eaten is the best way to shed pounds.

Picture Courtesy :- Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health https://www.hsph.harvard.edu

Remember that there are no quick fixes if you have not been on track for some time. Don’t hurry to lose weight. Start slowly and let your body adjust to the changes happening. When you remove junk food from your diet and increase your water intake, the body benefits immensely. Your skin starts glowing and though slowly, your health improves.

When you are healthy within, your external appearance starts shifting for the better. Combined with eating clean on time, you will start seeing remarkable change. Timely intake of food is yet another factor that is not taken seriously.  Make sure you prepare your home meals early enough to follow a routine daily. The time you have your food is equally important as the quantity.

Clean eating, controlled portions and timely meals- Start today with these baby steps. We have a long journey to continue. See you soon with the rest of the smart ideas to get a fit and healthy body!

Smiles For The Weekend !!

What makes a person beautiful  ? What makes someone strikingly attractive ?

The answer -A smile.

A smile straight from the heart

A smile that explodes in blissful joy, sprinkling with love

A smile so powerful, magical and true

Unbelievably beautiful, enlightening your day

Filling your heart with endearing bliss

Caressing your face with loving joy.

A smile so touching, delightfully happy

A touch of sunshine, a ray of warmth.

Enchantingly dear,spreading around cheer

A smile to love,a smile to cherish, a smile to remember !

Mini B

I Learned That It Is Ok

(An excerpt from Dare To Live)

I learned that it is ok

For me to not be ok

 And not pretend I am.

I learned I can feel sad

It is allowed and only fair

To know that I am in pain.

I learned that I too could take it

 one day, one step at a time

picking my pace slowly.

I learned that I can be sad

and sink in thought

to process my losses.

I learned that I don’t have to

Be a mighty warrior at all times

For no one should have to.

Acceptance Is Your True Strength

The serenity prayer speaks the truth. It says:-

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”

Being able to accept what this moment brings makes you a powerful being. You may or may not like what is happening. The power lies in being able to accept the situation as it is. Life offers you a variety of options each time. You can either accept life as it comes and faces the challenges bravely. Or you can also try to change things under your control. However, sometimes, things happen that are beyond your control.

What would you do then? Complain? Cry? Struggle? Do all that you have to. Put in your efforts so that you know that you have given it your best shot. But then learn to know when to stop. Learn to know when it is time to accept a situation for what it is. Know the difference between what you should accept and what you should let go.

Take the leap of faith and trust that you are strong enough to stand up to challenges. Use your physical and emotional energy in directions which are meant for you. Accept what you cannot change to give your mind peace and calmness. What you can do is to change yourself for the better. Instead of focussing on something that you do not control, bring in all that energy and make a difference in your own life. 

You can do so many things with all the time you have. The world is full of new opportunities. Discover your hidden talents. Nurture your hobbies. Smile more, dance with the breeze, sing along with the birds. Take life lightly. There’s more to this fantastic life than you think. So cheer up, you will find your rainbow!

Dare To Live….A book for you…

My dream comes true….

The Little Booktique Hub presents the cover of the Gorgeous Author Mini Balakrishnan Debut Novella for the title, Dare to Live.

Blurb: Through the pages of this book, I have tried to capture the emotions and thoughts of someone who has, against all odds decided to rise above his/her circumstances and follow their dreams. The concept of self-love has been portrayed in all its importance as people often neglect their own well-being. The consequences being despair, depression and an unfortunate urge to quit their efforts to improve the quality of life.
I have included an array of poems, open letters, affirmations, thoughts and articles which will take you through a journey of self-learning and self-realisation. Once you understand how valuable you are, how precious the gift of life is, your whole perspective changes. And I hope I will be able to bring some positive change in your lives.
It’s high time people practice positive thinking and self-motivation. For anyone feeling low and useless, here is the perfect solution which will help you work on yourself, be kinder to yourself and love your life.
Dear readers, dare to defy the voices inside your head that discourage and try to defeat you. Dare to rise in competition against none but yourself. Dare to be the best version of who you are meant to be. Dare to live the life you love!

Pre Order Link: https://www.amazon.in/dp/B08SJ4FNHY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_IkD-FbJTWP5HE

A little something for you………

The new year’s almost here. Just around the corner…..Are you making resolutions for 2021?

Let’s talk about 5 little things that can help you be a better person in 2021. These are the simple changes that you can bring in your life. They make you a happier person. A simple person who takes delight in small miracles.

*Inspire yourself to discover something new. It can be something you like or something you have been longing to do for a long while. Just find something new to look forward to.

*Observe and notice the world around you. Facebook may not have it all. There’s magic around you in the real world. Make tiny notes of what you find interesting. Capture moments and store them. One day they will be useful.

*Lose time in books. Find the joy in turning the pages, feeling the paper with all those beautiful words as they find a way into your heart.

*Write your feelings down. You can tear them up later if you want. But pen them down to clear your head, to sort your feelings, to process your thoughts.

*Feel gratitude flow through your soul for all that you have. Find your happiness multiply as you say thanks for the beautiful gift of life.

Make your life beautiful because though you cannot control everything, there is always a little something that gives you joy. As we approach the New Year, let’s believe that we will all be happy, healthy and safe.

Love your life” wishes you all A Happy & Prosperous New Year !!!

Love and prayers…..

A letter of hope……

Dear Friend

Hope you are doing well. Times are hard these days and people all over seem to be losing hope. They have lost their loved ones, some have been unemployed for so long, others have been in a constant state of uncertainty. I hope all of you are holding on, waiting for the happier days.

When your patience is tested, when you feel like giving up, pause for a minute. Take a deep breath and ask yourself to slow down. The only race you need to run is to improve the quality of life. And by the quality of life, I mean, the peace, satisfaction and joy you experience in life. Help others. Be kind to strangers. Do what you can to create magic in lives around you.

As you spread happiness around, do remember to take care of yourself too. Avoid people who mistreat you. Avoid situations which cost you your peace of mind. Avoid unnecessary stress. And most importantly avoid being present where your presence doesn’t make a difference.

Give and take joy, however, it comes. Don’t go looking for huge overwhelming experiences to be happy. Find joy around you in small moments.

Take a minute to be grateful for all you have. Yes, life cannot be entirely fair to you. I agree. But there is a ray of hope even in pitch darkness.  Find reasons to say Thanks to the Universe, thanks for being alive, thanks for your home, family, job. Be grateful for the breath of life that flows through your body.

Remember that failures will be followed by success. You need to know failures to rise above. You have to experience darkness and sadness to appreciate the light in your life. So stay strong, Failures will only strengthen you.

Be the light for your loved ones and make sure your flame thrives amidst the storm. You can do this. You were born for greatness. Stay hopeful even when your patience is tested.

Today as I sign off, I would like to pass on showers of love, hope and patience to each one of you. Stay strong and know that rainbows appear even after the heaviest storm. God bless you all to live your dreams. Be safe, be happy, be the Sun!

Love and prayers……

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