Book Review

Book review – 150 brilliant ideas to keep young minds fit & fine

Book Title – 150 brilliant ideas to keep young minds fit & fine

Book Genre – Self Improvement

Book Author – Neera Maini Srivastava

Book SummaryThis book is written for both teenagers and their parents. Book had very simple and easy to understand writing. The author divided this book into three categories. In first part, there are 50 advices, topics or ideas that are must do related to body or physical wellness, in second part, there are 50 advices, practical approach related to mind or mental wellness and in third part, there are 50 advices related to spirit or soul awareness or can call values for life.

My take of the book – I found it to be a very light read. It shouldn’t be completed all at once. Rather it should be read a page or two per day. The ideas and points are deep and hence need lot of introspection from The reader when reading this kind of book. Author has presented 150 ideas in this book, But there are some very similar ideas. I found the book to be very open and touching every aspect of life. It talks about eating fresh home cooked food and the same time doing exercise. It’s third section is most interesting as it talks about ideas of faith, letting go, manifestation, self love and love for elders. Most readers would say we know everything but this brief note from Neeraa serves as a good reminder. Part 2 and 3 are most required at this point of time for us and our next generation.

I would have loved to read more than just brief notes on each idea. But I am sure that is something Neeraa can bring in the next editions.

Final Rating – 5/5

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Kaka be cheerful

Today’s seems to be the best day to pen this down. Thank you Dad for teaching us “Kaka Be Cheerful”.

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๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ’ซKids are just like clay which can be molded any which way we like.๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ‘‘
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Raising cheerful kids is an art. It needs creativity, intelligence, practice, and PATIENCE ๐Ÿ™
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๐ŸŒบ PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH. I have said it many times that kids are sharp observers. You cannot teach them things out of the book all the time. You have to do the hard work along with them. Remember they grow as you grow. Lead your children by examples. Cheerful you means cheerful baby.,๐Ÿ™
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๐ŸŒบ THINK POSITIVE & BE OPTIMISTIC. We all have our days of lows and frustration. Practice attitude of gratitude, give positive reviews, be optimistic, and stay contended. ๐Ÿ™
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๐ŸŒบ EAT FRESH FOOD . No weight loss techniques here. This is critical in raising happy babies too. And, I cannot emphasize it further. It is one of the three essentials to survive after air and water. Clean and healthy freshly prepared food keeps our mind and body working to its best potential. Ladies, its time to ditch the packaged, quick munchies. Eat fresh! For yourself and for your babies too! ๐Ÿ™
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๐ŸŒบ STAY HEALTHY STAY CHEERFUL . With every sweat we release negative energies and find more reasons to be happy. Every completed set is an achievement and an inspiration to win. Be that happy person and show kids how being healthy makes you cheerful

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๐ŸŒบ FOLLOW UR HEART AND HAVE A HOBBY . The inner peace that we achieve when we do something we love is what helps us to be cheerful from INSIDE. Dancing, gymming or creative crafts. Encourage your kids too to develop an interest, let them explore and find what gives them joy. Inspire them to do it everyday.๐Ÿ™
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๐ŸŒบ KEEP NO EXPECTATIONS. If you want to do something just do it with full honesty and don’t expect anything in return. This helps you to be calm and not keep nagging for something you wanted in favour or return. Set this example for your kids and show them how peaceful and cheerful it keeps you when you do things selflessly.

๐ŸŒบ TAKE OUT TIME FOR THE ULTIMATE SOURCE OF ENERGY . See and be amazed by the miracle of nature! I mean it. A beautiful sunny day, watching the rain drops or evening walks. Feel blessed for positive white light surrounding you and your loved ones every single day!๐Ÿ™
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All of the above points will work ONLY and only when you follow the ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE ๐Ÿ™. It is the underlying thread connecting them all. .
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Do you want to know what ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE ๐Ÿ™ is and how to PRACTICE it to reach your maximum potential and keep pushing it further?
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Book Review

#blogchatterebook Book review – EASY HOME COOKING

This review was written as part of the Blogchatter Book Review Program

Book Title – EASY HOME COOKING,
Cook and Bake with Ease, From my kitchen to yours: A collection of curated recipes.

Author – Ginia Basu,Ginia Basu is a food enthusiast who loves to experiment in the kitchen. She is a geologist by profession. She loves to
cook and bake for her loved ones. This is her first book consisting of a collection of curated recipes all of which have been tried and tasted at home. She contributes her recipes in a blog called thefoodlives.com.

Genre – Travel and Food

Publisher – Blogchatter

Short summary – This is a e-cookbook or a recipe book which is divided into two segments.
1. Cookies, Cakes and Bread
2. Savouries.

My Take On This Book – I love how Ginia has put together each and every recipe. She has added many tips and tricks with each recipe. I and my mom loved reading how all the steps are described to the detail. The recipes and steps are so easy to follow and to prepare that anyone can read and do it. It is wonderful to read how With every recipe Ginia has added her personal story to it. One thing which definitely in next relase can be added is more pictures. The honest confessions and secret tricks to perfecting the baking and cooking are something to look forward to. The best of all recipes is blueberry white chocolate muffin. The detail and effort that she has put in to document the recipes, the tips and the stories is commendable.

Final Rating – 4/5

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The Couples Therapy

Lets answer these first

๐Ÿ˜ฃI think my husband doesnโ€™t LOVE ME anymore?
๐Ÿ˜ฃ I think we have LOST that SPARK?
๐Ÿ™„I think meri LOVE life gayi tel lene?
๐Ÿ˜‘My WIFE now has no time for US?
๐Ÿ˜ถMy LIFE is only MY child? After baby there is NO TIME for LOVE, rather NO LOVE? (Enters new love villain)
๐Ÿ˜ซAll our conversations these days end in a FIGHT?

Are you searching for COUPLES THERAPY?๐Ÿ‘ซ

๐Ÿ’Do you want to TRANSFORM your life? Do you want to change your YES’s for the above questions to a NO๐Ÿ‘‡

โ˜‘Please SAVE this postโฌ‡ This is all you need โ˜‘
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๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป8 EFFECTIVE ways to FIND that SPARK! Because you DESERVE it. โœจ
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1. THE TOUCH THERAPY๐Ÿค๐Ÿผ – As a Reiki practitioner, I know touch is the first and strongest healer in this world๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ. Physical touch๐Ÿค๐Ÿผ is fundamental for a couple to maintain a healthy relation. Holding hands for a minute, a full fledged Jadoo Ki Jhappi ๐Ÿ‘ซcan lighten up the tension between the partners and heal the past, present and future (check out my post on TOUCH THERAPY for KIDS)

2. LISTEN๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿฝ – How did you spend time together before your child or while dating? Talking and listening, right. Being there with your partner, JUST listening๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿฝ to him strengthens the bond. Actual LISTENING. No phones around. It shows respect, care, and effortsโค.

3. FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป – This is the first chapter for achieving success in life and relationship. When you care about your health, time and wellness, your partner starts respecting and loving you the way you love yourself. Love and treat yourself the way you want your love to do. Itโ€™s that SIMPLE! ๐Ÿ‘ฏ

4. FOCUS ON BEING HAPPY, THAN BEING RIGHT๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿผ – Remember in a relationship one of you cannot be happy alone.Its the SAME SIDE. Focus on being HAPPY TOGETHER than being right alone.๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ’‹โ€๐Ÿ‘จ

5.DISCIPLINE๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ – Make LOVE a Discipline! For every negative interaction like fight or argument or distrust, you NEED 5 POSITIVE ones๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿป to get that SPARK๐Ÿ’. Start spending more fun time , happy time and love time with your hubby!

6. GO ON DATES๐Ÿ‘ซ – Everyoneโ€™s favorite. Yes! Make an EFFORT, get ready and put make up. Don’t shy away from any moment you can find to be alone with your partner! ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ’‹โ€๐Ÿ‘จ

7. APPRECIATION๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ – means a simple โ€˜I like what you did. Please continue to do itโ€™. The physical closeness might still take time. In a love relationship appreciation is the first step towards getting that SPARK back.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

8. START AFRESH๐Ÿ’‹ – Arranged or love, after a child you need to write your NEW LOVE Story. So, forget and FORGIVE the old. Take a break, do funny crazy silly adventurous stuff to START your LOVE STORY with ZING.๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’“

 

 

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Book Review

Blogchatter Book Review: Decoding The Feronia Files

This review was written as part of the Blogchatter Book Review Program

Book title – Decoding The Feronia Files

Author – Tanushree Podder and Ajoy Podder

Genre – Cli-fi Thriller

Publisher – Readomania

Short Summary – A series of sudden natural disasters and climate changes around the world along with numerous weather forecast failures in India and a suspicious death in IMF have led India and the countries of the World to research weather modification and spy on others. In this process countries find about the biggest weather modification research program HAARP in Alaska, which was shut down and possibly some of its scientists had gone underground still doing tests illegally. This leads them to alert their covert operation teams like CIA, R&AW, ASIS, ISI to identify who are these scientists, where or who could be supporting these scientists and what damage and the intensity of damage can it cause the country and its enemies.
As the story progresses agencies uncover many mysteries and secrets of HAARP scientists research all leading to the secret coven of scientists. Read the book .

My Take – I loved the idea of cli-fi thriller. Given the current climate situation full of tsunamis, earthquakes, storms, late monsoon, rains in desert etc the book comes in at the perfect time to build up the story. The characters from different countries and organisations are very nicely described and presented. I was able to visualise all the events and everything was nicely researched and put together. I loved how the issue is globally highlited by bringing stories from Alaska, US, Australia, Afghanistan to name few.

The story is build up so well that one cannot miss a word in the book. Each event and action is nicely narrated and loose ends of the story all link up at the end. I might even read a Part Two or Aftermath of Decoding the Feronia Files if authors decide to write it.

I think the book was a quick read and it paced well in beginning. In the last few chapters there is great deal of events happening which I would say would even qualify for the part two.

Recommendation – Definitely READ it ! It’s a gripping cli-fi thriller and it lives up to its name. It even leaves you with a cringe to find more about climate change, weather modification and how it has become a warfare.

Final Rating – 5/5

Book available on Amazon. It’s worth the buy. Thumbs up to it and the Authors. Wonderful work by them.

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The touch therapy

How to fall in love with your baby in less than a minute ?

The TOUCH THERAPY to fall in love with your baby and yourself

You can say it’s my baby I don’t need to fall in love because I already love him or her .

That is not enough. That is not love that is your job. Falling in love is a constant process which we have to do everyday. As parents we do everything selflessly and out of the feeling of care and responsibility for our little ones. But do you feel the same thrill today that you felt when your baby started calling you Papa or Mumma ? Do you still feel excited when your baby walks as if it is the first walk ? Don’t you know already what your baby needs? Is there anything surprising you everyday which is as common as waking up and brushing? Are you excited to go to washroom in the night with your kids? Do you spend enough ME time? Is your child happy to let go off you during the days? Do you feel relaxed and accomplished about your bond with your baby? Are you worried your baby might love someone other than you more than you?

If you answered NO for any of the questions above you should read this. This is the post you should READ EVERYDAY, SAVE IT and set a reminder to FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR BABY with THE TOUCH THERAPY

I call it THE TOUCH THERAPY. It started the day Vaidik was born. The time I spent caressing him just for the sake of spending time and no other motherly motive (to calm, to feed, to make him sleep, to distract) was the time I felt my LOVE to be most powerful. It helped me even to increase the milk supply when Vaidik was feeding during months after he was 6 months. This is a well kept secret of generations in Indian culture that touch can help you feel energized, strong and connected with LOVE. Specially for a bond between parent and kid this SECRET works wonders. Spending a minute simply lovingly touching the baby will help you fall in love all over again. As Vaidik is growing now this works for me to forget all the pain and gain of the day and fall back in love with him. I get angry, upset and worried like any other parent but spending one minute caring for him changes the whole ‘mom on the run mode’ and puts me in the ‘calm and loving mom mode’.

Touch is the strongest connection we can have with our kids. The TOUCH THERAPY is the biggest strength and secret we have as parents.

Use the TOUCH THERAPY everyday!

JUST a minute TOUCH THERAPY and achieve these LITTLE for some BIG for some BUT significant WINS.

1. BABIES – babies become calm and happier, increased breast milk supply for nursing mom, happier families
2. INFANTS – happier and playful, reduced separation anxiety, happier and calm parents
3. TODDLER – happier and Independent, reduced tantrums, happy parents, easy communication, instant trick to calm down
4. SPECIAL KIDS – happier and stronger,
connect with family

With age this therapy changes. A smart and positive parent will automatically change it for the need. Here are some time tested and celebrated techniques of TOUCH THERAPY worldwide –

1. Start with ONE minute touch therapy for a baby every few hours. Caress her with only one motive LOVE
2. Spend every day ONE minute just after your child wakes up to LOVE them. Feel the connection and bond strengthen.
3. Spend every day ONE minute just before sleeping with your child to tuck them in bed and touch therapy love them. They will know you have their backs.
4. Spend every day ONE minute just when your child returns home from school or play to LOVE and hear them. Feel the life and excitement in them. Be there in the moment with them.
5. Spend every day ONE minute with your kid just to LOVE them in sleep or watching birds or playing board games or painting. This will show them your LOVE, your SUPPORT, your ATTENTION, your care and your PRESENCE
6. It’s FUNNY how this therapy works wonders for parents. FUNNY and WORKS! Spend every day ONE minute just to touch therapy love your partner and see how the magic of your relationship returns to its glorious days.
7. Spend every day ONE minute to care for parents and strengthen your bond with them. It shows you are responsible and loving.
8. Spend every day ONE minute to care and love YOURSELF and voila you just got your much-needed motivation for ME TIME.
9. Spend ONE minute every few hours with your kid (Special kid for others) to connect with them, give them strength, LOVE them, show them you have their back.

PLEASE NOTE THE POINT I MENTIONED ARE VERY IMPORTANT FOR A PARENT AND CHILD. Do not let anyone take these moments from you. These help you and your little one create ONE Strong and LOVING bond. Be proactive and positive all the time using TOUCH THERAPY

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Use these free printable to remind yourself to Stay Positive and be cheerful

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The WOW FACTOR

How to teach your kids to be happy?
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How to encourage your kids to be dreamers?
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How to teach excitement to the kids?
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How to teach them to praise the miracle of nature?
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How to teach them to live every moment with all your heart?
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How to tell kids your imagination and creativity is your power?
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Please save this post. This is all you need to do.
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Start teaching this from the moment your kids can speak or earlier the better. For every new book, new picture, bright day, colourful wall, funny stuffed animal, tasty food, yummy mangoes, broken glass, soiled clothes, scattered vegetables literally everything good or bad teach them to smile and enjoy the moment while saying the magic words WOW.
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WOW amazing toy, WOW beautiful flower, WOW yummy food, WOW new story book, WOW surprise, WOW we are going out, WOW new game, WOW beautiful painting, WOW look at the tiny glass pieces, WOW see the vegetables dance, WOW!
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Use every opportunity to make a WOW moment for your little ones. Let them enjoy every little and big achievements, let them be happy about a silly joke, let them be excited about new things, just let them smile.
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Am I totally animated? When it comes to my little one he loves to copy me. I started using the word WOW just so that I could sound happier and excited all the time to Vaidik. What started unconsciously is now a big deal for all of us. It has become a therapy for us adults too, when we listen little at Vaidik say WOW and enjoy his silly paintings and cut vegetables. And, he always has this never ending energy towards everything coming towards him starting with the water from the tap which he thinks to be rain to the fallen cup which sounds Wowww to him.
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Every little dream he sees will come true. And so is every dream of your child going to be true. Believe in your child. Let them be happy.
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Let them feel the power of WOW!
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Interestingly, the word WOW when inverted becomes MOM โค