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Your worst enemy is hiding within yourself, and that enemy is your false ego. Rumi

RMS Titanic : By F.G.O. Stuart (1843–1923) — Public Domain,

Titanic the ‘unsinkable ship’ sank on its maiden voyage. This story has been retold countless times and still leaves its listeners awe struck. How did the world’s largest floating vessel succumb to a jolt from an iceberg and sink? Wasn’t this built as an unsinkable ship?

Did the iceberg sink the Titanic, or did man’s ego take it down?

The makers of the RMS Titanic were full of hubris. In the early 1900s the ocean passenger trade was highly profitable and competitive, with ship liners…

Of the two wolves, good and evil, the winner is the one you constantly feed.

“The only devils that exist are the ones that live inside us, that’s where all of life’s battles need to be fought. When you realize how difficult it is to win those internal battles, you’ll be more tolerant of the scoundrels around you.” Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Father of the nation, India.

I heard this quote while watching the movie Gandhi, a biographical depiction of his life. It dug deep. It’s true, there’s both good and evil in all of us.

A lesson in motherhood and mindfulness.

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What’s your favorite object? Was a matter-of-fact question my daughter asked, one evening while doing her homework. Her study space in my home office, so interruptions like these are common. I’m her instant mommy-Google, word dictionary, story listener, and so on. Did I mention she’s eleven and has a gift of the gab?

Back to her question, “Mommy, what’s your favorite object?”

My first instinct was irritation for her total lack of concern that I was in the middle of my work, multitasking between accounting and working on some purchase orders. These kids!

She was persistent. “Mommy, what’s your favorite object, just name any object?”

This time I snapped…

Humbling lessons taught by this pandemic

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2020 started like any other ordinary year, the celebration, the expectations, the hope of new beginnings.

No one knew, lurking in the shadows of time, was a tiny, microscopic blob of doom.

At first, it felt distant, negligible, and surreal, but in just a few months, it took over the planet.

Tinier than a speck of dust, an odd-looking microbe, sent into a spiral, the entire globe.

Women business owners face a unique challenge, generally not faced by men.

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Women entrepreneurs should be admired not only for their passion for business, but also for their ability to overcome a unique challenge that is generally not faced by men.

The intricate balancing act of being a wife/partner + caregiver/mother + homemaker + entrepreneur.

Between 2014 and 2019, the number of women-owned businesses in the U.S. climbed 21% to a total of nearly 13 million, employing nearly 9.4 million people and generating $1.9 trillion in sales. …

How it impacts every area of your life.

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I admit I judge people by their Say: Do ratio, be it friends, family, or work associates.

A say: do ratio simply means the ratio of times you ‘DO’ as you ‘SAY’. In a perfect world, your say: do ratio is 1:1. A reliable person has a pattern of say, do, say, do; at least majority of the time. As simplistic as this sounds, it is a major factor in determining how successful you are at anything you do in life.

The saying that a graveyard is the richest place, for it…

The decaying roots that crumble a marriage, short term, or long term.

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I was preparing dinner when I heard the news flash, Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates are divorcing after 27 years of marriage. I am saddened by this news. This world-famous, power couple seemed to have it all; incredible wealth, beautiful children, a successful business, and a larger-than-life philanthropy mission they were both passionate about. What happened?

Twitter comments are ablaze with opinions because we all love to second guess what may have gone wrong between the two. I don’t know either of them personally and will not…

A tribute to all the healthcare heroes worldwide.

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On a treacherous path treads a masked warrior…a profound call to mission blazing deep within.

A virulent blob of doom has engulfed the globe. The masked warrior arrives dressed in scrubs and protective gear.

Unstoppable, undaunted, and undeterred, charting a course where none exists. It’s a pandemic war that must be won.

Weary from the never-ending fatalities, the suffering, the pain, yet driven by a worthy cause, the masked warrior forges on unwavering.

It’s a lonely path, fraught with perils, possible defeat and maybe even death. …

Here’s what I learnt from those trips.

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In my mid-twenties, I was looking to make a career change, so I quit my marketing job at a software company, to join a telecommunications company. This was a totally new industry for me and the job involved a steep learning curve. Little did I know it would also lead to multiple trips to jail.

My entire teenage and adult life I was taught the virtues of a decent, meaningful life, away from any activity that could lead to prison. Ironically here I was in my mid-twenties, signing up to work for a…

Now let the transformation begin

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Brimming with emotions, when life brought me down

I picked up my pen and bled my thoughts like therapy

Overcome with anxiety when I saw no end to my trials

I picked up my pen and released my thoughts through ink

Bitter with life and seeing no escape in sight

I picked up my pen and caressed my soul with words

Disappointed in love and lost in the muddle of life

I picked up my pen to mend my broken heart

Silenced by the inequality of a patriarchal society

I picked up my pen and declared my own freedom


Sapna M

Entrepreneur /Writer /Thinker / Buddhist - in no particular order

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