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Writer | Editor | Blogger. Founder of Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles. Did you smile today?
Writer | Editor | Blogger. Founder of Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles. Did you smile today?

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A step by step guide to starting a gratitude journal

Starting a Gratitude Journal will transform your life and I am about to give you a  step by step guide on how you can do it. Gratitude is a powerful attitude. I wrote my first gratitude list when I was a little girl. My Mom always kept me occupied with…
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Where do you live? #WednesdayWisdom

I have been struggling with a few things the past ten days. So I did the obvious thing to help my mind get sorted out, which is, deal with clutter. Somewhere in my mind I aim to clear out all the extras before this year ends. Oh yes, I’ve been thinking…
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Why You Should Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables Every Day

You’ve grown up hearing that you should eat your fruits and vegetables. Your Mom probably repeated it a zillion times. Then your teachers, at school. And of course you know you should eat your fruits and veggies. But question is: are you? Have you been…
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Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!

While we have the tradition of making our own eco-friendly clay Ganesha at home, it is distressing to see how, in the name of religion, we end up polluting our lakes and seas with the avalanche of idols made from all kinds of materials. I am just not in favor of Ganeshas made of ghee and sweets and other stuff that poisons the water.

And then, once the idols are dumped in the waters, we see mutilated idols and body parts strewn all over the place. So tragic! I am pretty sure he never intended it that way.

I once accompanied a family friend, who was a photographer, to Chowpatty beach, with the procession on immersion day. I’ll never forget how intimidated I was to see the huge statues being steered out to sea. It felt quite nightmarish. I was in the sixth grade.

Wasn’t’ there a better way?

Of course, yes. Several, in fact.

Here are some ideas for an eco-friendly versions and thereby, ecofriendly immersion of our beloved Ganesha.

https://vidyasury.com/2017/09/eco-friendly-ganesh-chaturthi.html

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Kafka and the Doll #WednesdayWisdom

Kafka and the doll is one of the best stories I’ve read. It reminds me so much of my Mom who was an expert at spinning a soothing story every time someone felt sad or hurt. I came across this story Reiner Stach’s book Kafka: The Years of Insight. It’s the…
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What helped these 20 survivors overcome suicidal feelings #WorldSuicidePreventionDay #RUOKDay #YouCanTalk #WorldSuicidePreventionDay #SuicidePrevention #WSPD2018 #WSPD #LetsTalk #StopSuicide

“Life is just not worth living. I want to kill myself” Nothing is scarier than hearing those words from someone you know/love dearly. Of course, you want to scream that suicide is not the solution. It is not easy to deal with feelings of suicide. Sadly,…
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10 foods to help you fight flu #health #homeremedies

‘Flu or influenza is no fun and sadly, no one is immune to it. It usually arrives with a fever, cough, sore throat, a congested nose, body ache, the chills and an absolute lack of appetite and lethargy. But no need to feel miserable, because there are…
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Forgiveness is a tool for healing. To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. Life isn’t perfect. And like it or not, getting hurt is part of it. When it is unintentional, of course we wish we could rewind time and delete…
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Today’s Wednesday Wisdom is all about meal planning. Meal planning—at least for me—is fun. I love to make a food time-table for the week. As I work from home, this is sensible as it helps me organize my grocery lists and shopping. It helps me manage my…
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Working towards normal blood glucose levels ensures high energy levels, faster healing, fewer infections and a lower risk of diabetes complications. Being diagnosed with diabetes can be devastating, at least initially. Then again, here is the flip side:…
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