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Many Lives, Many Masters by Dr. Brian Weiss - Book Review

I recently read a book by Dr. Brian Weiss titled Many Lives, Many Masters. The book is about a prominent Yale Psychiatrist who lives a very scientific life, his depressed young patient Catherine, and the past life regression that she goes through to heal her of the present life anxieties and phobias.
Reincarnation presupposes a Godward life energy which as the Bhagavad Gita puts it "does not die when the body dies." It is a concept that the soul, is reborn into new lives. Depending on the religion or philosophy, the soul can appear incarnate in humans, animals or plants as it works its way toward an eventual escape from the cycle of birth, death and rebirth. Reincarnation is considered the path to purity and salvation.
Karma is a Sanskrit word which literally means "Action". It operates in the universe as a continuous chain reaction of cause and effect. It is believed that actions affect the quality of life and the quality of future lives. Good deeds create good k…

Dr Seuss themed 1st Birthday!

It seems like yesterday that we brought our son Ronav home from the hospital, but a year has just flown by and all that we are left with are memories and lots of photos!
Since my husband and I are huge Dr Seuss fans, we decided to throw Ronav a themed birthday party to satisfy the child within us. The planning and execution took 2 months of burning the midnight oil as that was the only time we would get after putting Ronav to bed. All the decorations were hand made by us, only the balloons were outsourced. Here's how we did it.
The Invitations: Were sent via what's app and email 3 weeks before the party and was created on photoshop.

Reminders:  Were sent out 4 days before the party to get a better idea of the RSVPs. 

Thing 1 :
Ronav was Thing 1. We customized a T-shirt for him which read "Thing 1".

Mom & Dad of Thing 1 :
Mommy and Daddy got customized T-shirts too. They read "Mom of Thing 1" and "Dad of Thing 1".

Birthday Month Banner:  We took a …

Stop and smell the flowers

Being born and brought up in Bombay, I am truly used to the fast paced life that the city throws at you. Jet setting from one chore to another life has become all about getting the job done. As a Dentist, my day is driven by the clock from the minute I wake up until bedtime. Days filled with "to-do" lists that need to be checked off at the earliest.
My one year old son is super active,  already preferring physical activity to just sitting around. It's impossible to have him sit in one place for more than a few minutes. But despite the boundless energy, he likes to take his time to eat. Not that he's much of a foodie, he's one guy who likes to enjoy his meal, a total opposite of me, I eat a meal in less than 10 minutes. I have realised that trying to rush him won't work. It just leaves us both frustrated. I've learned to calm myself while feeding him. One day it almost felt like he was asking me 'mamma do I have to rush with my meal again?' Once I…