Water: The Life-changing Magic of Drinking Up!

Back in school, we all learned that our planet comprises 70% water (though with the whole global warming threat, I wonder what the percentage shift will be 10 years from now). It’s a sweet irony that the inhabitants of this wonderful blue planet–humans–are also made up of primarily water. Water is not only the main constituent of cells and tissues in our bodies, it is also present in various life organs, such as the brain, the heart, the lungs, and the kidneys. Water is what helps flush out the toxins from your body; it is what helps keep your brain ticking. Don’t you think water must be somewhat of a magic potion? Well, guess what–it is! Studies have established the benefits of hydrating our bodies on a regular basis. To understand these benefits, let us first take a look at the consequences of not consuming enough water. Here are just five […]

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Work-at-home Moms: 5 Productivity Tips

I am a work-at-home mom. Every time I mention my work situation to family or friends, they say, “You are so lucky! You can stay at home and earn money. I wish I could be a work-at-home mom and earn my salary sitting in the comfort of my home.” Well, I agree. Staying home, earning money, and watching my kid grow is a blessing. But I also tell my family and friends, my work-at-home situation isn’t a bed of roses…work-at-home moms have to be really, really smart and disciplined to save their sanity. When I was working in my corporate job, we were encouraged to follow Eisenhower’s Time Management Grid, which is a very effective tool to help you identify and prioritize tasks that are truly important and/or urgent. To this day, I use it to manage my day-to-day responsibilities, and especially work-related ones. Today, I want to share with you the […]

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Productivity Tips: Top 5 Ways to Slay Your To-Do List Everyday!

Productivity — don’t we moms love that word?! Consider this: it’s early morning. You are full of hope on this beautiful day. You sit down to write down your To-Do list for the day. And it grows. And grows. You better get a head start on the day. It’s going to be a wonderfully productive day. Before you know it, it’s evening and you are only halfway through your To-Do list. You reflect on where all the time went. Well, you know it as much as anyone else where it all went. Don’t we all want our days to be productive? I know I do!  But as moms, we often tend to bite off more than we can chew. Because, you know, there is just so much to do. It’s not that you cannot do it, but remember some of the items on your To-Do list may need to tackled on […]

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How to be a Morning Person: Top 5 Tips

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Kid starting school? Running late for meetings every morning? Need some alone time to meditate in the morning? Well, it’s time to become a morning person by waking up just a little bit earlier and use that time to not only get more things done but also to achieve wellness. But not every one of us is a morning person. I know I am not. I used to be, but I fell into the habit of waking up later and later during my pregnancy. But nature has a way of whipping you back in shape. There were things I wanted to do for myself — like enjoy that morning cup of coffee (very important!) and sit quietly for 30 minutes before my toddler woke up and demanded all of my time for the rest of the day. So then, how to become a morning person? Start the night before! Here are […]

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