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The Journey Begins

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton Hello dear readers As I begin my foray into life coaching I am grateful to all those who have helped become who I am. I call them the Gods of my life. We have not seen God, but we can feel the […]

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If you spent more time reflecting than reacting

“Now go stand in a corner and think about what you’ve done” Taylor Swift One of the most basic behaviours in the animal kingdom is reaction. There is a threat, we react. Reaction is one of the manifestations of self preservation. It is an instinctive behaviour that in the course of evolution was meant to […]

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In a state of suspension . . .

When you are unable to bring yourself out of a state of inertia. There are times in our lives when we are struggling to hold it together. It all looks like you’re at your wits end and falling apart. Daily mundane activities are cumbersome. You are barely making to the next day. Do you always […]

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What happens when?

“Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.” — Seneca I am a specialist in Oral Medicine and Radiology. Today I saw a young girl in the OPD. She was young, about 17years old and was referred to an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in the College where I work. A resident […]

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Do you know how to listen?

“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what one has to say” – Bryant McGill

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Fear Not, there is light at the end of the tunnel

Give yourself another day, another chance. You will find your courage eventually. Don’t give up on yourself just yet.”–Someone Fear not, you are a great human. You may not always shine but you must go on in your good times and your bad. Fear not, I know you are having a rough time. Everyone seems […]

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Discomfort is your friend

“The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph.”  Swami Sivananda It is 5:30 am. The alarm in my cell phone rings. (I have always been a sleepyhead for as long as I can remember.) I have added a google assistant routine to make the waking up process easier. It goes something like “Good morning […]

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Fluidity!

Rigidity breeds stagnation Stagnation prevents growth and evolution I saw a video by Sadhguru. He spoke about energies and how one can align with them. In a physical world we are after all, bundles of energy – atoms, molecules, more complex molecules, contantly transforming energy through biochemical cycles! What struck me was something that he […]

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Am I really that great?!

You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens Louise L Hay I have always had a feeling of inadequacy. As if whatever I did was never enough. I grew up with adults who were difficult to please. Also these people constantly made me feel […]

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Repurpose your life

“It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things – Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook. Earlier this week I attended a workshop on program evaluation in health professions education. Being a health professional and an educator I find these workshops invigorating. We were learning about obtaining information on the […]