Showing posts with label Zen Insights. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Zen Insights. Show all posts

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Masi Magam Thiruvizha/Festival, Pulau Pangkor

I am definitely not the most devout person. I certainly don’t look like one, alright? But I believe deeply in my religion, Hinduism. You won't find me in the temple, fervently praying and performing rituals, because my philosophy towards Hinduism is that being a good human is what being religious truly means. Are you a good human?

When I was invited to attend the Pulau Pangkor Masi Magam Thiruvizha, or festival, I thought, why not? It would be my first experience, and I was eager to see what it was all about. My friend took care of all the arrangements, including transport. On Sunday, we departed from Klang Sentral Bus Terminal and arrived in Lumut by late afternoon for the ferry ride to Pulau Pangkor.

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Mindful Eating: The Wise Path to Better Health

We've discussed how what we eat affects our health (THE FOOD TRUTH), even leading to obesity. But staying healthy isn't just about eating salads all day. Enter mindful eating - a method that's more than just chewing. It's about using our brainpower to think about what we eat and make practical and reasonable choices. But what exactly is mindful (MINDFULNESS: NAVIGATING THE MODERN WORLD) eating? Let's find out.

Mastering Meal Planning

Planning your meals is the foundation of mindful eating. It involves making decisions about what to eat ahead of time, rather than spontaneously. Whether you plan a day or a week in advance, having a meal plan helps you be aware of what, where, and when you eat. This practice also kickstarts your grocery planning, ensuring you have the right ingredients.

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

The Food Truth: Why People Are Unhealthy These Days

In today's fast-paced world, being unhealthy almost seems like the norm. It's not just a small fraction of the population anymore; it's becoming increasingly common, like a graph that just won't stop climbing. Out of every 10 people, a staggering 6 are grappling with some form of health issue (WEIGHT LOSS ROADBLOCKS). And this isn't confined to one place; it's a global phenomenon.

In the past, it was mainly the older generation who dealt with health troubles. But now, even young kids as young as 5 are facing health challenges. Even young adults in their 20s are not immune. You don't have to take my word for it; just look around when you're at medical centers (CHALLENGES IN HEALTHCARE WELLNESS) or government hospitals. The evidence is right there.

Monday, May 27, 2024

Overcoming Weight Loss Roadblocks

Admitting we're overweight is tough, right? It's a struggle to face the truth. But once we do, we can start figuring out why. Here's the raw truth - honesty hurts, and it's not popular these days. People don't like hearing the truth about their shape and size (RECOGNISING OVERWEIGHT). 

But we need to dig deep and uncover the real reasons behind our weight.

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Facing the Facts: Recognizing Overweight

The world's giving a round of applause for overweight folks, isn't it? Just take a quick scroll through social media, and you'll see what I mean. It's like being overweight is the latest trend. But for those of us who keep ourselves fit, it's like we're the odd ones out (Yoga Outfits Challenge Indian Norms). Ever noticed that?

Why am I bringing this up? Well, because if you even mention someone's weight, especially if they're carrying a bit extra, suddenly you're labeled as a body shamer. It's like walking on eggshells.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Weighty Issues: Challenges in Healthcare Wellness

Two months ago, my husband was hospitalized for dengue fever. During his week-long stay at the medical center, I couldn't help but notice something concerning among the staff - quite a number were overweight or obese. This raised a red flag as even some doctors displayed protruding stomachs and sluggish movements. It's ironic that while doctors advise patients on diet and exercise, they themselves struggle with obesity.

Friday, March 22, 2024

Women's Online Bullying: Exposing the Hidden Faces of Harassment

Yesterday, I shed light on the pervasive issue of Online Sexual Harassment, predominantly carried out by men. However, when the focus shifts to women, a different narrative emerges - they too can be the instigators of online bullying. Surprisingly, these women, some occupying esteemed positions in educated and professional fields, unleash a torrent of vile and disparaging comments. Upon receiving such hurtful remarks, I sometimes take a glimpse at their profiles, where they proudly tout their education and careers, some even associated with prestigious organizations.

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Sexual Harassment Online: Stay Vigilant

Despite ongoing discussions about sexual harassment online, the issue persists across all age groups, including myself in my golden years. The perception of being seen in yoga outfits on social media platforms has led to unwelcome assumptions and advances, prompting me to remove my phone number from my accounts. Yet, it's impossible to avoid sharing my phone number in certain instances, where it's necessary. However, this hasn't stopped some individuals from resorting to messaging and calling me from social media platform connections. Today, let's explore the behavior of men in particular. In the next sharing, I will tell you about the women. Not as in sexuality, but as online bullies. 

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Bay Leaves: Healing Manifestation Therapy

For the many individuals reaching out to us about yoga fitness, nearly 70% are seeking manifestation healing therapy. Manifestation involves bringing desires or intentions into reality through thought, belief, and action. Despite our explanation that we offer manifestation healing therapy through coaching and counseling, many are primarily interested in someone healing them, seeking manifestation for various life challenges. The list is extensive, ranging from, mainly health problems, apart from financial constraints and aspirations for success, position, and power.

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Unexpected at 58: Senior Entrepreneurship Revealed Through Yoga Discovery

I discovered yoga during a challenging phase marked by a relapse of menopausal symptoms. This turmoil affected my breath, body, mind, and soul, leading a doctor to recommend yoga as a remedy. Yes, you read it right - recommended by a doctor. Despite initial skepticism and minimal exposure to yoga, I decided to give it a try. Initially, my understanding was clouded by instructors overly emphasizing advanced poses and singling me out as a beginner.

Friday, February 16, 2024

Medication or Holistic Wellness Yoga: My Menopausal Journey

Experiencing a resurgence of menopausal symptoms at 53, following an initial bout at 50, took a toll on my well-being. Seeking answers at the medical center due to issues like body pain, insomnia, and overall health concerns, I found myself overwhelmed and in tears. The fear of a serious health problem added to the emotional strain, also, emotional feelings (Mental Well-Being) which I believe I have been bottling up, causing me to work my mind harder, making this relapse more severe than the first.

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Senior Entrepreneur Ms. Nava's Holistic Journey

Starting a business is like stepping into a world where people are ready to help, showing how kind they can be. Kindness is free, but let's be clear. Hearing from those who began their business from scratch, funding it themselves, gives you real insight.

I'm Ms. Nava, your "Senior Entrepreneur," and I started all this at 58. I prefer calling my hair color "light brown" instead of gray. Over the past two years, I've smoothly navigated the ups and downs of entrepreneurship.

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Making the Right Choice: Smart Strategies in Buying a Car on a Budget

Cars have definitely changed our lives forever. After all, it allows us to travel anytime and anywhere we want! However, you also can't deny that buying your own car can significantly affect your budget. After all, it's expensive!

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But did you know that you can still have your own car even if you're on a budget?


How? It's simple - make smart choices!

Thursday, December 28, 2023

6 Key Components to Enhance Your Home Office Space

Creating an effective and comfortable home office requires careful consideration of several key components. With the rise of remote working, your home office has become more than just a temporary workspace; it's a place where productivity, comfort, and technology intersect. Here are six essential elements to consider for enhancing your home office space. 

Ergonomic Furniture

The cornerstone of any efficient home office is ergonomic furniture. This includes a chair that supports your back and promotes good posture, and a desk that is the right height to prevent strain. An ergonomic setup reduces the risk of work-related injuries and increases comfort, which can significantly boost productivity. For those long hours at the desk, consider a chair with adjustable lumbar support and a desk that allows for both sitting and standing positions. Remember, comfort in your workspace directly affects your work performance and overall health.

Sunday, December 17, 2023

The WhatsApp Dilemma: Unmasking the Modern Social Disease

I mentioned WhatsApp in my previous article "Startup Lessons: The Unvarnished Truth." In this article, I'll be completely candid. WhatsApp has become a modern-day ailment, much like a contagious disease, and perhaps even worse. People now dedicate a significant chunk of their time to WhatsApp for various reasons. Let's dissect them.................

The Competition: It's quite peculiar. Whenever I post a picture of myself on my WhatsApp status, someone is quick to send me a photo in an attempt to prove that they look fantastic for their age. Did I inquire? Similarly, if I share a travel photo, they promptly forward me their travel pictures, complete with detailed travel plans. Did I request their input? The conclusion is either they're in competition with you or fervently desire to keep you informed about their life.

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Start-Up Solutions: Blogosphere as Your Website Alternative

Does an organization, regardless of its size and industry tenure, require a website? It's a compelling question, and from my perspective, there's no ambiguity - it's a necessity. Websites have become integral to businesses, serving various purposes, especially in showcasing products and services. One crucial function is establishing an online presence in the virtual and digital realms. Through a website, customers and clients can learn about your organization, its founders or team, philosophies, mission, and objective - essentially, the reasons for your existence in the business world and within a specific industry (Personal & Business Branding At Nava's Zen).

Thursday, December 7, 2023

The Symbiosis of Personal and Business Branding at Nava's Zen

Previously, I delved into the realms of personal branding and business branding, sharing my personal journey of realizing the importance of personal branding, particularly after establishing my fitness zen, Nava's Zen (Radiance Resilence: Personal Branding Trumphs). Today, let's harmonize my personal branding with my business brand, Nava's Zen. To be candid, bridging the connection between personal and business branding requires deliberate effort. While personal branding and business branding can exist as separate entities, aligning them necessitates thoughtful consideration. You need to delve deep, identifying connections without compromising your personal identity, beliefs, norms, and values.

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Radiant Resilience: Ms. Nava's Journey Through Personal Branding Triumphs

Let's talk about branding today, focusing on personal branding and business branding. When it comes to business branding, it's about the identity associated with your products or services. This branding is often linked to the founder's philosophy, values, or beliefs. However, a business brand can exist independently of the founder, representing the brand itself, and that's perfectly acceptable. As I ventured into the business world with the establishment of Nava's Zen, I discovered the significance of personal branding, intricately connected to my business identity. Despite neglecting personal branding over the years, my role as a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship & Small Business at Curtin University Twinning Program (via back then known as Metropolitan College) compelled me to share knowledge on business branding with my students.

Friday, November 17, 2023

Life Coaching for Personal and Business Branding Excellence

Reflecting on our earlier discussion (The Essence Of Coaching) about the rush to adopt the coach title, it's apparent that more individuals are associating themselves with coaching without credible credentials - a disconcerting trend. From fitness instructors adopting the term wellness coaches, to individuals in direct selling labeling themselves as wellness coaches, and even those qualified as mental health responders embracing the title of mental health coaches, the situation is disheartening. This misuse extends to various fields, including consultancy, event management, and marketing, where individuals assume the coach title without authentic coaching credentials.

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Startup Lessons: The Unvarnished Truth

Starting and growing a business is a journey filled with invaluable lessons (Business Lessons: Linkedln), often learned the hard way. In my 1 3/4 years of entrepreneurship, I've encountered a multitude of these lessons (Challengers Faced By Indian Woman Entrepreneur). None were anticipated, and all taking me by surprise. The true significance of these "hard-knock" lessons is that they don't hit you all at once but rather over time, gradually instilling wisdom (Social Entrepreneurship: Pull Factors) I'll begin by sharing insights on friends and family.

Karaikudi Kozhi Kuzhumbu/Chicken Curry

Karaikudi chicken curry, a delightful South Indian dish from Tamil Nadu's Chettinad region, is famed for its bold, spicy, and aroma...