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The Power of Rituals

With time I have come  to appreciate the power and value of rituals.

This morning as I climbed the steps at the gym I appreciated the familiarity, comfort and regularity that this ritual provided.

Becoming a life member at the gym at the then lowish prices, some 20 years back,  has to be one of the best investments I ever  made.  Over the past year, the ritual of seeing my ” instrutor gostoso”  has also kept me on track!  Catching  up with my colleague and friend after the  workout is another comforting and supportive ritual. I’m aware there has been an absence of this ritual as she is currently in New York looking after her ailing mother.

So how about you?  What are some rituals that enhance your life? Whether in
work, business or personal life, positive rituals help ground us, advance
our intentions and goals and lift our spirit. 

What are some rituals that nurture and nourish your life?

 Jasbindar Singh is a business psychologist who loves helping her clients become more of what they desire!


Leadership resilience and well-being: Integrating what you love into your life

For many busy people achieving work life balance remains elusive.  The multiple demands of work, children, spouse, wider family, social and community engagements and self care all pile on each other and nag away.  There are always more things to do than time, money, and other resources allow.

While there is no simple solution to the above, and everyone is different, there is a delightful ANTIDOTE to this conundrum.

Handling workplace stress without jeopardizing your job or reputation

Tension, stress and relationship challenges are all part and parcel of life – work and home included. The key is not so much that these exist but how one deals with it. 

 The thing to not do is  “blow up” or wish that the issue will just go away because problems rarely  “just disappear.”  They typically fester and get bigger with time.

Here are a few tips that could help:

• Get to know yourself better. How do you typically react to relationship challenges? We all have our default way of being and reacting.  People can also be either too passive or aggressive neither of which helps.  Learn to be assertive and appropriate.  (more…)

Your Leadership Mantra for 2013

focus, values, mission
Some years back my colleague sent me an article by Guy Kawasaki’s  on mantra vs. mission statement.  Guy, a former Apple Evangelist and now a Venture Capitalist, is an ardent supporter of individuals and organizations having mantras rather than mission statements. It was no surprise that my knowing colleague had sent this to me.  The idea of having a mantra for the New Year appealed almost instantaneously!  My Indian DNA quite relished this concept and could contemplate the many possibilities. (more…)

A twitter of a life!

Perhaps life is one big tweet!

We have our families with our distinct ways (bio and interest areas), we connect with like minded people (follow) and attract others (followers).

We communicate and engage regularly with our family (tweets) and we get our message passed on – especially if it resonates (re-tweeted).

We make new friends and our circle of meaning, engagement  and influence grows.  ( We continue tweeting).

Life is too boundless to imitate twitter. Twitter is obviously imitating life!


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