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Welcome to publications area, home to dozens of awarness tips to help you live a better life. With our publications you'll learn how to get motivated, improve your attitude, boost your confidence, and achieve your goals, all while having a lot more fun.

 

Love and Be Loved Interestingly, 80 per cent of our fulfillment comes from our key relationships that are satisfactory. Without such relationships, we feel incomplete. Acquiring fame, wealth and prosperity become meaningless if our achievements are not appreciated by our partner or the people we care about...

Live Life With Compassion Compassion is not an attribute of any religion. It is a universal principle for happiness and peace. In today's world that is torn by conflict and strife, where violence and not love dictates people's actions, what every person, at every level, of every age needs to learn is the art of nurturing compassion within oneself...

Internal motivation and passion There are many people in the world who are successful, who have achieved great feats in their life. But all of them have not started out from the same place...

The Institutions of Marriage I guess it is very relevant to understand the birth and the evolution of this institution of marriage through history to be able to understand the impact of our present times on us and from that space of understanding to make decisions with clear thinking...

Power Struggle vs A Whole New Culture India is in the throes of a revolution. And Anna Hazare is a symbol of that revolution. Anna has fought many causes. But why has this particular fight caught the imagination of the nation? Why do we all identify with this cause?

Fighting Irrational Fears Fear is a universal problem. We have two kinds of fears, biological and psychological. Fear around our physical survival is biological fear. This is experienced by every species as fear of death or extinction...

Driving Organisational Success Values are very often set by leaders. But eventually they become merely colorful posters on the wall or a well-written page on the website having no connotation to the lives of people who works within it. Instead of values being decorative corner pieces of an organization, can it not come useful in real situations?...

When A Rose Is Not A Rose A wilting rose, a wrinkling skin, a graying hair, a growing kid, all of these remind us of one fact of life - Impermanence. Has this fact of life ever troubled you?...

Tips to control the mind The human mind is very enigmatic. On the one hand it is a blessing on us with its knowledge, power, creative force and on the other it is a bane on our life, with all its negative thoughts and destructive tendencies...

Building a cohesive team Who is a team? Team is a not a collection of individuals. It is a body of people who are working in conjunction to each other, who share a common platform of work and goal, of thought and methods. Corporate world runs on change...

Know the bully better Son: Mommy, I don't want to go to school. They make fun of me everyday. Mother: Son, you have no option. You should go even if don't like the school. Son: Mommy, tell me one good reason why I should go to school. 11 teachers,100 students… nobody loves me. Not even one comes forward to protect me...

A New Beginning The birth of new happens with the death of the old. Let us think, what are all those old stuff we want to get rid off from our life? Is it the monotony of our life style, the nagging of our partner or co-worker, the humdrum of official chores or the competitiveness at work place?...

Keeping stress in check Is it possible to completely avoid tension? Only when stress is followed by relaxation, pressure is followed by release, is learning possible. That is why for growth and advancement to happen a minimal amount of stress is necessary...

Healing from within Healing is getting back home, home being a healthy state of body, mind and spirit. To many, healing is an external agency to relief and restoration. While people, tools or practices could be instrumental in connecting you to the healing energies, the source of it lies within yourself...

Confident at the workplace? Confidence is not a mere attitude that you don when you are at work and take off once the work is done. It is a cumulative result of your perception and experience of life. Most often people take confidence to be the opposite...

Enhancing productivity at work “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort,” Says Paul J Meyer who founded Leadership Management Institute in the United States of America...

Experience Life's Rhythm In the kingdom of the Hoysalas, lived a benevolent king who ruled his citizens well. In one of his hunting expeditions he captured a gorgeous white baby elephant that happened to get separated from the mother, a noble breed belonging to the neighboring king...

Time Management through Conflict Resolution ‘There is enough for everyone's need: not enough for everyone's greed’, goes the saying. All life seems to exist in a state of balance, in a state of mutual interdependence. Living in the awareness of this delicate equilibrium opens the doors for abundance in every form...

No thanks! I am fine right now! One day a fisherman was lying on a beautiful beach, with his fishing pole propped up in the sand enjoying the warmth of the afternoon sun. About that time, a businessman came walking down the beach, trying to relieve some of the stress of his workday...

Renewal for New Gen Leaders Yet another year awaits us pregnant with possibilities. The river of time hurries past 2010 towards 2011. For time itself this is yet another season, yet another day but for us humans it is another New Beginning. As we come to the tail end of this year, there is a noisy buzz of anticipation in most of us of all the good things to come, all the dreams to be fulfilled...

The Spirit of Business All forms are sustained by the spirit. If the spirit be strong, the structure thrives; if the spirit be weak the structure begins to decay. What is the spirit or the essence behind all our super structures, be they governance or business?...

In the Grip of Fear In the ‘nava rasas’ or nine emotions of Indian dance, fear is an oft-portrayed emotion. It takes its place among all other emotions we feel: like joy, disgust, peace or anger. So it seems almost natural to presume that we, as humans, have all these emotions and it is okay to feel them from time to time...

Watch out for Unprecedented Challenges We live in times of unprecedented change, challenge and opportunity. Last week in the U.K alone, more than a million people were laid-off from their jobs in the public sector. Imagine the impact of this on a country like the U.K whose population is around 60 million...

Taking responsibility of your habits Have you seen the movie ‘Groundhog Day’ by Bill Murray? The central character in the movie, an egocentric Pittsburgh TV weatherman, during a hated assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, finds himself going through the same day over and over again....

Agreement Vs Amicability in Relationships A Boss says to his subordinate, "You always carry my photo in your wallet to the office. Why?" He says, "When there is a problem, no matter how impossible, I look at your picture and the problem disappears." He smirks and replies, "You see, how miraculous and powerful I am for you?" He calmly replies, "Yes, I see your picture and say to myself, 'What other problem can there be greater than this one?"...

Freedom Vs Conformity How can we create a radically new society - a society where our leaders are free of greed and our systems free of corruption; a society where kindness and mutual well-being can be the norms by which we live?...

Finding Solutions through Intelligent Questions An unsuccessful student/scholar holds the school responsible for his poor academic performance. A teenager blames the father for not being able to fulfill all his desires...

Gaining the mental edge How much is success dependent on the mindset of an individual? Is it only the result of one’s skills and capabilities, the physical attributes that he/she is born with and the intellectual acumen gained through education?...

Intelligence and Creativity Intelligence and Creativity - born in Freedom not Conformity. How can we create a radically new society - A society where our leaders are free of greed and our systems free of corruption; a society where kindness and mutual well-being can be the norms by which we live?...

Secrets to avoid burnouts Burnout has not much to do with the physical condition of an individual. It is the result of the emotional state a person is going through. How did I first come to know about “the phenomenon of burnouts”? Once I was leading a group of people from Europe...

The Need for Awareness in Change "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." The deeper implication of these profound words by Mahatma Gandhi is clearly that...

Workaholism - Psychological or emotional? It is not the presence of certain disturbing emotions that causes one to become a workaholic but the inability to confront, handle and deal with these emotions that is causing the problem...

Chasing mental ghosts I tip toe into the room, groping for light switches on the wall. I feel my hair standing on my neck and the blood rushing into my legs. I hurry. Need to find the switch quicker. I can feel an eerie presence. May be there is something in the dark trying to approach me. Very unconsciously, images from many movies flood the mind...

Communication - Co-ordination of thought, word... Effective communication is all about conveying your messages to other people clearly and unambiguously. It is also about receiving information that others are sending you, with as little distortion as possible. It is looked upon...

A good teacher imparts information... The ancient Greeks who arrived at the concept of "schools" would be horrified at what it has come to be today. The word "school" means - "a place where learning takes place at leisure." The crammed classrooms with so many students their heavy school bags as if they were being trained to become weightlifters and railway porters;...

Does perfection hinder growth? One fine day, a teacher much loved and respected by the students, entered his classroom with an empty container, sand and pebbles of all sizes and shapes. Having set them down on the table, he asked his students to put them all in the container. One of the smartest of his students,...

Habits vs. Awareness If work becomes a habit and there is no conscious attention brought to the work you do, then slowly over a period of time brain loses its plasticity. Greater the plasticity, greater is your ability to learn, unlearn or relearn because the brain forms fresh neural connections...

The New Rules of Engagement Prahasitha, Faculty, shares some useful tips to manage your Lifestyle: Be the change you want to be…

Competition vs. Excellence Every human being has an innate desire to be good, to be the best. That is why we strive to be a good father, a good mother, a good son or daughter, a good partner, husband or wife. It is this desire that manifests at the workplace too as a quest for excellence, to be good, the best in his or her field of expertise...

Is joy the next evolutionary milestone? Imagine a long road that winds and curves. At different intervals on this road are the various evolutionary mile stones. Around 13.5 billion years ago the universe began; 5 billion-years ago the solar system; 3.8 billion years ago life on earth, 4 million years ago the first hominid and 1.5 million years ago homo-erectus or humanity as we know it today...

The art of effective communication Good communication begins with the art of listening. Listening is not only about listening to the other; it is also about listening to oneself...

Stress Busting Monsoon traffic jams, rising food prices and longer hours at work, many of us are feeling more and more stressed these days. But what is stress?...

'I told you so' Prahasitha, a relationship expert and counsellor, points out that the method adopted by John and his partner is the way to go. Commenting on the problems caused by nagging, she says, "Whenever we remained people about something which they do not like about themselves, they start hating you...

An Interview with Krishna, Founder To answer these questions and a few more, a Skype interview was set up with Krishna. Affable, good looking and absurdly young, Krishna came across as candid and direct. IT is part of the lore of Oneness that the whole phenomenon began when Bhagavan ran a residential school called Jivashram in Andhra Pradesh. At one point Krishna confided to him about seeing a golden man seated in his heart...

Working like family Man is a social animal which means the need to connect is the greatest human need. We also function at our best when we feel connected to people we work with because there is an involvement of the head (intellect) as well as the heart (emotions)...

Passionate About Work! If the answer to the question is yes, you are passionate about work, fantastic! You must be doing something right. But if you fall into the second category of persons dragging themselves to work each day, you seriously need to have a rethink about some core issues...

Love - The learning curve in a new workplace If you are a fresh grad or in a new work environment, self-consciousness may sound familiar to you, but how about consciousness or awareness? Awareness of a new culture? Awareness of different personalities around you? Awareness of different communication styles? Awareness of different knowledge levels? Awareness of different expectations? Awareness of different social situations? Awareness of different genders, age groups, attitudes? Awareness of work-life balance? Awareness of unfamiliar nationalities should your job takes you to unfamiliar places?...

Single and Fabulous! Technological advancement has given us more comfort but paradoxically, not more free time. We are more than ever hung up on our professional lives and seem to be missing out on family time...

Managing Office Politics ‘I heard it through the grapevine. Oh, and I’m just about to lose my mind.’ In the history of Motown Records this landmark song sung by Marvin Gaye sums up what gossip is and what it can do to you. But does one really need to lose one’s mind caught up in a situation of gossip at one’s work place or elsewhere? The answer is ‘no’...

A healthy perspective to emotional Well-Being It is scientifically proven that physical health is susceptible to the thought and emotional patterns of the mind...

Awareness – The new tool to success Look at the world around you! There is a sudden surge of Off shore hiring in key companies in USA, posing a potential threat tothe outsourcing companies world over; there are countries living under oppressive dictatorial rule; most of humanity lives on just a few dollars a day; an estimated 1 billion people lack access to health care systems in most countries...

Emotional Intelligence - The need of the hour In today’s fast paced multitasking corporate ecosystem, the importance of emotional intelligence has increased manifold. EI determines the crucial difference between an organization that is merely surviving and one that really excels ...


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