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Ruth Dsouza Prabhu
While the goal-setting mindset is a great way to approach the New Year, our only hope is that everyone has moved on from "must lose 5 kilos" as the first (or only) resolution. For starters, there's no crash diet that will help you keep the weight off as definitively as regular exercise and a consistently healthy diet. Secondly, there's much heavier excess baggage we can rid ourselves of in 2016.
The last year was an exceptionally delicious one for me, filled with discoveries of new places (and rediscoveries of old ones) and surprising recipes.
If change is the only constant, why are we so scared of it? With every passing moment our cells are dividing to make way for something new. It is not wrong to say that the existing order thrives on the brink of change. Yet, the greatest paradox is that although we know life is in a constant state of flux, society and we ourselves are always seeking stability.
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Make small changes for a lifetime, not momentous nonsense for a week. And reward yourself, please, urgently reward yourself.
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Most of us are busy setting a gameplan for 2016 -- all the things we'll do, all the places we'll visit, all the successes we'll accomplish. But as I contemplate how 2015 treated me, I find myself resolving to not do certain things this year. To break certain patterns that have not served me well and to see where this takes me.
I had just barely revelled in the glory of my last article on Munich when my husband came home one day from work and broke the news. We were moving to Abu Dhabi in three months! It feels like since that day someone pressed the fast-forward button and life has been sweeping me along from one blurry, action-packed month to another.
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Every year brings with it its own trends for healthy eating. While 2015 welcomed the likes of bone broth and matcha everything, 2016 is sure to bring in some healthy deliciousness too. In anticipation to see how it all pans out, here are a few of my personal predictions for healthy eating trends in the coming year:
As we wrap up 2015 and open our arms to 2016, we are filled with optimism and motivation to make it our best year yet. While health-related resolutions tend to be the norm, it's important that such goals go beyond achieving a certain number on the scale.
Let us sit back and think for a moment about what we would do if people from the nearby slum complained of the rancid sights and smells left behind by our pets?