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Vaishnavi Srivastava

Introvert.Troglodyte.Librocubicularist. Doodler. Writer. Logolepsic. Philomath.

Deep Down You Know When It’s Time to Let Go

“Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.” ~Daphne Rose Kingma One of the most challenging things in life is knowing when to let go—when to let go of a job, a relationship, a belief, a repeating thought, a situation… fill […]

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How To Make Peace With Your Noisy Mind- 7 Tips

“Leave your front door and your back door open. Let thoughts come and go. Just don’t serve them tea.” ~Shunryu Suzuki There are few things more exasperating in life than having a noisy chatterbox in residence between your ears—a busy mind that never stops and won’t leave you in peace […]

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How To Meditate Like A Buddhist

I’ve often wished I found meditation much earlier in life. Like in high school, where I once burst a stress ball from excessive squeezing, shooting little beans or beads or whatever filled the ball in every direction around my overloaded desk. Or in college when the triad of my depression, […]

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HARD WORK OR SMART WORK

Hard work leads to success. This phrase is very common amongst each one of us. But this is totally wrong! It is actually, “Smart Work That Leads to Success.” Smart work is the work which you love to do. On the other hand, hard work is the one which you […]

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Can Life Have Too Much Meaning?

I’m suspicious of those things where more is always supposed to be better. Nature prefers moderation, so good things can harm you when you get too much of them. Drinking more water is good. Too much and you’ll drown. I think “meaning” is one of those things that is usually […]

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Don’t Let Them Underestimate You!

There are a variety of qualities to a person that make them very unique compared to their peers and others. However, there are some certain qualities that stand out more than the others do and these qualities are the ones that define your genuine personality to the rest of the […]

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DARE TO BE YOURSELF

Everywhere we turn in life, there are expectations placed upon us. From birth, there are ways we are expected to behave, milestones we should achieve, choices we should make. Who makes these expectations? Other people – virtually everyone we interact with has expectations on what we should do or be. […]

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IS It Good To Be Idle?

If one asks the above question nearly all the people in the world will say that it is not good to remain idle. Remaining idle is often looked down upon in our society whereas remaining busy in life is often glorified. Literally, the antonym of idle is busy which has […]

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Thoughtful Gifts For Mourning Families

The hardest part of life is when someone passes over and the family have to grieve for their loved one. When you know someone who has lost a family member it can be difficult to know how best you should support them in their grieving process. This is especially true […]

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Living With Loneliness

Seven steps to freeing yourself from being lonely: Have you had the experience of feeling lonely, like there is no one around and no one to talk to, as you sink into a state of sadness or anxiety that you fear you will never get over? Does such a feeling […]

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How I found My Inner Peace

Early on in my adult life, I always had an awareness of the importance of inner peace. It was something I knew I wanted to obtain for myself because I knew I did not have it. Well, at least not consistently. Maybe it’s because I’m an air sign so I […]

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The ‘7 Senses’ of Self-Development

The most fulfilling path to success and personal fulfillment comes through the pursuit of your own self-development. The radically successful and happy immerse themselves in self-development and a deep interest in life and relationships. Through self-exploration they remain openly curious and passionate about their self-education and improvement. They hold the […]

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