No matter your age, race, religion, nationality, gender, sexuality, skin colour, language – when it comes to the indiscriminate killing of children, even the coldest of hearts weep. It seems like the entire world is shocked and enraged about the killings in Peshawar. It’s appalling! Disgraceful! Makes me sick to the stomach even trying to imagine what the parents of these children are going through. The trauma that the little souls who have survived is unimaginable. But what of it? My Twitter and Facebook feeds were filled with condemnation of these barbaric and inhumane acts. Social media is a great platform to generate awareness, share your feelings/opinions and unite (albeit, virtually) against such atrocities. But again, what of it? I’ve struggled all day. I was so enraged that simply venting my frustration and vocalizing my rage just wasn’t going to cut it.
Category Archives: Sustainable Living
Keeping Calm in an Unsafe World
32 Things I’ve Learned – Part 4 of 4
Life has snuck up on me again preventing me from paying attention to the quality of my mind. It is a constant struggle to wean ourselves off of the habits that we’ve cultivated. In any case, I’m here now reminiscing the next eight lessons I’ve learned during the two-month long hiatus.
- I’ve learned that women have superpowers: Four kids, a business partner, no dishwasher, a part-time business and no help – these are only some of the characteristics that describe a good friend of mine. How she manages it all without losing her sanity and with a smile is beyond me. She says she just takes life as it comes; fighting it doesn’t help but standing tall amid adversities does. That’s a superpower, isn’t it? Read the rest of this entry
32 Things I’ve Learned – Part 1 of 4
It was 32 days ago that I wrote my last blog post. And not a single day went by that I didn’t think about updating my blog. Let’s just say I struggled terribly in practicing my last “Mindful Monday” resolution: Be Kind To Yourself. In my pursuit of mindful living, compassion and maintaining a kind heart, I realized I wasn’t paying attention to myself and my emotions.
So I took the past 32 days to let life get in the way and develop “inner strength” that Kate’s post on Mindful Living: Inner Strength motivated me to develop.
Food Wastage – What Would Mom Do?
Lately, I’ve been hearing a lot about how much food the western world wastes. According to a recent report appropriately titled “Wasted: How America Is Losing Up to 40 Percent of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill,” just released by the Natural Resources Defense Council, about 40% of food in USA goes uneaten, yet 1 in 6 Americans go hungry. What’s wrong with this picture? Don’t even get me started on how many people in Asia and Africa starve to death!
Very Inspiring Blogger Award
In July 2012 I Recalibrated my blog to extend the focus of this blog from just “Sustainable Investing & Living” to one that allows me to inspire positive transformation. And while I try to inspire my readers, I have been tremendously inspired by fellow bloggers. And just a few days ago I was delighted to be nominated for a “Very Inspiring Blogger Award” by Schalk Cloete, the author of “One in a Billion” blog. Thank you Schalk!
5 Wasteful Habits You Should Reconsider
Following up on my post on Act Green by Changing Wasteful Habits, I figured I should share some simple changes that you can implement today without spending a dime. I realize that all these steps would come across as common sense and I’m sure you’ve read and heard about them numerous times. But it only takes one more nudge to make up your mind and start making these little lifestyle changes. Read the rest of this entry
Act Green by Changing Wasteful Habits
I am convinced that all of us do our little part in whatever small or big way to be environmentally conscious a.k.a GREEN. But every so often we fall into the trap of “buying green” versus “acting green”. I have. It didn’t require much thought to switch over to paper towels and toilet paper that are made from post-consumer content. Yet, I was tearing up a whole square of paper towel to pick up a speck of dirt (fine, I exaggerate but you get what I mean, right?)