The Month to Stop, to Give Up, to Rest, to Slow Down.

Why do we have the tendency to feel guilty when we have to stop, to give up, to rest, to slow down? Maybe because we’ve been brought up believing that to be ‘productive’ we need to keep going, keep trying, keep moving, keep running… But sometimes, to travel further, we need to stop and rest…

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Breathe Like A Turtle.

“Breathe like a turtle,” said Dr. Suresh, my Ayurvedic doctor. He then mentioned the way some animals breathe: a dog (+24 breaths/minute), a bear (+15 breaths/minute), a turtle (4 breaths/minute). “Animals that breathe slower live longer,” he said. Thus, the turtle breath. *** I know that breathing correctly and mindfully has a vital role for our…

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I Don’t Feel Like A Writer Anymore.

Since I was little, I have always wanted to be a writer. I grew up reading Blyton, Lindgren, and Hitchcock, wanting to be just like them—having the ‘superpower’ to create a parallel world and transport people to experience different lives and undergo different adventures. I spent my teenage days writing stories. During the weekends, I typed and…

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