Tag Archives: New year

Coming Home

It’s the holiday season, which means many of us are going back home. From however far afield we have thrown ourselves – for the sake of a job, love, or whatever reason – we reel ourselves back in every year … Continue reading

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The Need for New Milestones

1 January is called New Year’s Day, heralding the start of a fresh calendar year. Traditionally, it’s also the time when we commit, or re-commit, to new beginnings. If there are life changes we want to make, we tend to … Continue reading

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Always a Beginner

Beginnings are good. The hark the dawn of a new era, whether it’s the era of newfound knowledge when we start a book, or the era of a new look, when we get a haircut. Some beginnings are seemingly trivial, … Continue reading

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Giving, not gifting

These days I am reading “Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind” by Shunryu Suzuki. It’s considered a classic. I can believe it, even though I’m probably understanding only a minuscule fraction of it. Still, what we understand is a good place to … Continue reading

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Fresh starts

Fresh starts. We all seek them, especially around new year’s. It’s now July, and some of us, steeling our nerves, will be revisiting those new year’s resolutions we made so fervently and passionately on 1 January. So how’re we doing … Continue reading

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Give up on weight loss

This year, I will lose weight. Definitely. This resolution, or some variation of it, is the most popular around the world every new year. It would also be a fair guess that, for many folks, it is a repeat. That … Continue reading

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Fresh starts

Growing up, whenever I returned to my hometown in India during summer vacations, my grandfather would buy me a slate and some chalk, and settle me in to study along with my cousins. I loved the feeling of a brand … Continue reading

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