I turned thirty some time ago and honestly, I wasn't exactly thrilled. Nonetheless, I had reasons to be happy, with my super awesome family and friends around me. For me, my thirtieth has been a huge...
An Indonesian man believed to be the world's oldest person ever has died at the supposed age of 146. Sodimedjo, also known as Mbah Ghoto (grandpa Ghoto), claimed he was born in December 1870. However,...
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Time is not the most important measure of our days.
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Although nuclear families are the norm in Western countries, I believe we can learn something from India about the importance of nurturing closer ties with the grandparents. Our children could benefit greatly if they could spend more time away from their parents and with their grandparents and other family members--it would help them develop attachments outside the immediate family, improve their social skills, learn family values and build childhood memories which they will carry for a lifetime.
I would like to present the point of view that both technology and spirituality are important to achieving happiness. This idea is not new. Our ancient rishis understood the importance of technology in a yogi's life.
Yesterday, in lieu of it being Mother's Day, I unearthed many qualities, characteristics and traits that have been passed down through these incredible women in my life. In many ways, this was the perfect present for the three mother figures in my life: Primarily, as material presents expire, fade or are digested (yes, am referring to cakes). Also these life lessons are part of the family legacy that I can attribute to my own children one day.