Should You Go On A Second Date?

By Purnima BalrajuJun 22, 2017

Second dates are just as important as first dates (just less unnerving). This is when the both of you dive deeper into the conversation. You get to know the other person’s dreams, what their family is like, favorite tv shows and so on. Second dates mean that you found something you liked in the other […]

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The Relationship Trap: You Survived Your First Fight, Now How Do You Keep the Flame Alive?

By Purnima BalrajuJun 07, 2017

Your first fight as a couple was about a misunderstanding, a miscommunication or an offhanded remark that touched a nerve. But you survived it. You both talked it through and the worst is behind you. Congratulations! The worst thing you can do now is to assume that things can go back to the way it […]

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My Secret to Being Happy

By Purnima BalrajuJun 06, 2017

It takes more than just putting a smile on your face. Society places too much focus on being happy, rather the meaning of being happy. When a friend looks sad, we automatically ask “what’s wrong?”. Being happiness has become a natural part of our learned behaviour. So much so that a lot of us do […]

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How Self-Reflection and Embracing Our Flaws Can Change Our Lives

By Purnima BalrajuMay 24, 2017

It is a Friday night and your friend asks you to go along with them to meet their other friends. You’ve never met them before and why would you want to spend your night making small talk? Why catch up with your friend in-person when you can do the same over a Whatsapp? Find yourself […]

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In Under 300 Words: 'Conscious Uncoupling'

By Purnima BalrajuMay 12, 2017

The spotlight in May is on Katherine Woodward Thomas’s book, ‘Conscious Uncoupling’. What does this oxymoron mean? More importantly, why this book can help you. There are divorces and then there are bad divorces. Both parties get caught up drawn out custody battles and communicating only with a lawyer present. It is draining and by the […]

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It’s a Hard Life – Does It Have to be This Way?

By Purnima BalrajuMay 06, 2017

We all experience hardships in life. But why do some of us go through them more often? We find certain things blocking our paths to success, we keep making the wrong choices over and over again, we face problems with letting go.  Perhaps you lie awake at night, unable to sleep, or you can’t seem […]

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Why Your Effort at Self-Improvement is Failing

By Augustine ChuaApr 25, 2017

Self improvement is such a vague term. What would you want to improve on? Your looks – some people go for plastic surgeries to enhance their looks and physique. Your body – people go to the gym to workout. Soft skills is the buzzword when it comes to self-improvement. A lot of us take courses […]

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Humor in the Office – Bad for Productivity?

By Purnima BalrajuApr 24, 2017

Humor and the workplace may be frowned upon. Even the most casual office environments could harbour certain stigmas and uncertainties when allowing humor in the workplace. That is, until recent developments. It’s easy to understand why. Humor is subjective and one bad joke (sexist quip or racist jibe) can easily lead to conflict. You might […]

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Benefits of Coaching That No One Tells You

By Purnima BalrajuApr 20, 2017

If only we knew this sooner, oh the crises we could have avoided! What is the first image that comes to mind when you hear the word ‘coaching’? Mine is a person. Problem is, a lot of people have a vague idea of life coaching – we know it involves two people having a conversation. […]

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Reset and Relax The Right Way for a High Energy Weekend

By Purnima BalrajuApr 14, 2017

Long weekends and how to maximise it! A lot of us are looking forward to the long weekend. I know I can’t wait! It is a time to catch up with friends and on some much needed sleep. Yes I know many of you agree with me on that point. But wait! The long weekend […]

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Avoid These 5 Habits to Find Your Calling in Life

By Purnima BalrajuApr 10, 2017

Like all millennials, I have not found my reason to wake up in the morning. I realise some key habits to kick out of my system. What is a ‘Calling’? Basically this is your path in life. It is the activity that captivates you, aligns with your values and no matter how tough it gets […]

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Book of the Month: Adventures of the Soul

By Purnima BalrajuApr 07, 2017

Picture credit: Bloguettes Eating disorders, addictions and flitting from one bad relationship to another – that was Shannon Kaiser’s life. These were her symptoms to a deeper problem: anxiety and depression. Realising that the best way to solve her pain was to search for an answer within, Adventures for Your Soul was born. “If I […]

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Life Coaching - What the Heck is it About?

By Purnima BalrajuApr 06, 2017

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Make Better Choices in April

By Purnima BalrajuApr 06, 2017

A simple guide to self-love. Listen to Your Body This April, it is all about knowing your body’s needs. Take a nap if that’s exactly what your body needs. Naps give your subconscious a chance to power down so that it can perform its optimum for a task. Do this when you have to be […]

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My Daily Fight Against Procrastination

By TrendyJan 16, 2017

According to friends, I wore the same expression during my undergraduate Thesis days… “Avoid Procrastination.” It’s easy enough to say, but it’s only words. Everyone is subject to bouts of procrastination because our brains are programmed that way. It’s all about instant gratification. We cannot easily reconcile to work hard now for gains in the future. There’s simply […]

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