Archive for May, 2015

Should we Go with the Flow or Swim against the Tide? By Malti Bhojwani (Hint: Only Dead Fish go with the flow)

May 21, 2015  |  Uncategorized  |  1 Comment

 

In Yoga we aim to unite or integrate the body, the mind, and the spirit and create a balance. In asana and pranayama practice, we observe the flow of energy (prana). Balance is a state that is ever moving, if you look at the Yin and Yang symbol or the concept of Shiv Shakti as an energetic primordial flowing that never ends, you can see that one energy is meaningless without the other. The white can’t exist without the black and the whole cannot be conceptualized without both. Similarly balance should not be confused with stillness, when we balance a clutch and accelerator in a manual car, it is the tiny movement of both, when we balance on a bicycle, it is a slight teetering of left and right. Even in the dancer pose, our muscles are working to coordinate the natural seesawing in order to help keep us from falling.

 

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I keep learning in my life, (as I don on my white belt and use it daily wondering if it will be black when I am put to rest finally), that there is a current and it is always moving, like the escalator of life. Just because you leave a place, a relationship a circumstance, it does not stop and wait for your return, it keeps moving, we are jumping on and off while they it continues in motion.

 

Some days, you stand politely to the side, satisfied in the deep faith that you will get there eventually, allowing others to rush beside you climbing two steps at a time, and sometimes, you move over to the the right and run up the moving escalator too, oblivious at times of the ones who are standing coolly by the side busying themselves on their smartphones. Then there are the rare times when you run in the opposite direction using all your might.

 

So the options are not only black or white, go with the flow or swim against the tide. There is a third way which I found after my own sensitivity became heightened through the devoted practice of Hatha yoga, TM Meditation, Homeopathy medicine. The self-development innocently brought a level of purity and cleansing that these practices have been said to bring to many.

 

I began to be able to sense when a harmonious change of pace became available. This pace is what I call swimming with the flow. There is a time to take action and a time to stay still, just like when we get into an asana, then there is a time for dynamism.

 

While recently in the 200 hour Yoga Teacher’s Training Course, I discovered just how tight my hamstrings are and that getting into the final pose of many Asanas are still a long way away for me. My guru Dr. Venky Reddy, teased me that it comes from my stubbornness, which I indignantly denied bullishly.

 

Seeing my hamstrings were not going to release, I took his suggestion and have been practicing a more flexible way of being in my life outside the mat with the hope that I will be able to do a halfway decent Padangusthasana someday and in turn reinforce my own Ontological coaching model of body-emotion and language cohesion. When you can interfere with one, you will successfully alter the others and hence your results.

 

Flexibility and stability are essential in creating balance. Societies depend on a balance between stability and flexibility. Your values, goals and conviction represent your stability or your trunk. Your willingness to learn, grow, evolve and interact, stem from being flexible and accepting.  A boxer too embodies this stability and flexibility at the same time, when he stands strong, but yet can bounce from side to side in the rink. Embody it by visualising the strong stem of a flower or even a tree and yet the dancing petals, branches or leaves.

 

Now, when I set goals, I am focused and hold high intentions but I remain flexible in the approach or the “how” I get to them. Instead of standing still or going against the tide, I realised there is such a thing as swimming with the current, riding the wave when new opportunities knock.

You will find that when you pursue a strong intention, you may ruffle a few feathers around and affect the equilibrium or homeostasis in your surroundings, and the best way to move forward despite this resistance is to swim forward with the current of positivity. Only dead fish go with the flow.

 

So when a client has a goal, desire or intention and despite their best efforts and hard work, they feel like there is an undercurrent pulling them 2 steps back each time they try to move forward and they find themselves in fear of the whirlpool sucking their dreams up, I encourage them gently to centre, breathe and refocus on the high intention again and then with fresh perspective and sensitivity, feel the direction of the stream’s flow and ride the wave to swim with it towards their goals. As for my Padangusthasana, I’m practicing patience learning to swim with rather that push into it.

 

Some nuggets from Malti’s books, “Don’t Think of a Blue Ball” and the upcoming “The Mind Spa”

 

  • Hold a high intention but remain flexible in the way it comes to be, so you can respond to opportunities when they knock.
  • Practise being free of resistance. Resistance keeps you blocked and shut down.
  • Being too disciplined and structured is not the answer for there is always a place for flexibility.
  • Remember that it isn’t all about you, you are a part of this world and in order to get anything, you have to give to the world. You are part of the Universe = YOUniverse
  • Understand that when there is an ‘up’ there has to be a ‘down’, and then there is also a ‘mid-air’. We all possess feminine and masculine attributes— and both are needed in order to survive. Doing and allowing are both parts of your growth. ‘Giving’ and ‘Receiving’ are both parts of your journey to manifesting.

 

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Power of Self belief by Biren Patnaik

May 19, 2015  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

“One day I shall triumph the world, let the day be TODAY”


When was the last time you believed that you can achieve anything? When was the last time when did something amazing? When was the last time when your tears rolled down in accomplishment?
Remember when you were a child; did you ever give a second thought to buy a cycle when you asked from your father? You did everything that your father had asked you to do. As a child you never gave a second thought to anything. You could climb trees, you could do cycle stunts, you could stay without eating for hours just to make everyone meet your demands. You built yourself through numerous failures. Failing at something was just a word or getting ready for another attempt until you succeed. You had no fears, no regrets, no qualms but it was just your self-confidence which kept you going.
As a child, you worshipped a superforce which was invisible yet your belief made you realize that the higher energy will help you to achieve your goal. You were able to achieve your goals only because you believed yourself. There was no word called “RISK” or “What if?” rather you believed “Let’s try again” or “Why not?”
As you grew up, your vision got narrowed, your action stopped responding to your thoughts, you doubted your own ability, you started feeling conscious and you started fearing failure. But as someone has said, Great people think differently, see differently, analyze differently and so did you, but you never brought it into actions. How many times you have created a plan or thought of something which after some days or months became a reality by someone else and the same guy became famous for his innovative thought. What was the difference here? You were as great as that guy but only thing that separated you from him was his courage to action his thoughts and a result he became the innovative person suddenly.

Remember in order to be successful in life; you need to have a belief system, a system where you know yourself, your ability, a belief that you have something unique. Amazing things happen to courageous persons and not only to lucky persons. Even if you don’t achieve what you desired, never stop dreaming because dream is the greatest motivator of all, it pushes you every time, it makes you realize your strength & it gives you courage.
Why do people worship their idols? Why do people worship God? They believe that their idol or God has some power which no ordinary person or themselves have. The unknown super force makes them to be worshiped. You idols are not GOD but they had one super power – self-belief which made them what they are. Each one of you has the same, you need to just identify it and go with the flow. You are great too! You are where you always wanted to be. You are now in a comfort zone, arrogantly holding it with nothing to lose. Break the barrier and make a small move, you will be amazed with the result it delivers.

Everything needs a start and to do so, begin with a small step of being happy. Do one thing everyday which brings a smile in your face – it may be watching a cartoon, reading a book, playing game, writing a thought, helping others or anything which will impact throughout your day and gives a sense of accomplishments. Try it for next for next few days and see the magic unfold.
Children are God’s incarnation and that is why a child does amazing things. Bring the child in you and go a step closer to your dream. Humans do amazing things too. God has blessed us to be unique because he created every human being differently otherwise all of us would have looked same with same characteristics.
Start believing yourself and the power within you and say to yourself “I will triumph” because if God is great then whatever he created is also great.

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About the Author:

Biren Patnaik is a blogger by passion, a professional by character, a dreamer by nature. He is a presently working in an MNC based in Gurgaon. He loves writing articles and short stories, likes reading inspirational books and listening to various philanthropist like Les Brown, Anthony Robbins, Napolean Hill and Robin Sharma. He has his own blogging site – www.uniquebiren.com.

Facebook id: biren.patnaik.5@facebook.com

Twitter handle @uniqueBIren.

“I  am on a journey to pursue my dreams, my passion and enjoy the unlimited learning’s that is coming my way.”

 

 

Compartmentalizing Pain (Control Your Emotions) by Moksha – Part 2

May 13, 2015  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

So how does one take control of ones emotions?

As opposed to the diagram in the first part of this article,  here the dominant negative emotion is reigning supreme. The divine voice or guardian soul has been forced to shrink to a small compartment. The result of this is that this negative emotion is ruling you now instead of the calm guardian voice.

Our emotions take the better of us in more ways than one. Every emotion demands a certain price that we land up paying at the cost of our inner self. Once that inner self of yours is given away as ransom, it takes days, maybe years to replenish it.

Is it worth it?  Obviously not. Its so not worth it. You deserve better, than being a slave to your emotions.

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Elevate yourself, be the master.

He got so angry when he realised that his wife of several years,  is having an affair. Waiting impatiently for her to come home, he thought that he could kill her. Hours ticked by until the door sprung open. There was a certain  spunk in the way she had been walking, for the past few days, he thought to himself. She had been unusually happy and wouldn’t get angry on small things like she always did. These were pointers and cursed himself for not picking up these clues earlier.

She entered, the anger on his face was enough for her to know that all was not well. She asked him if everything was alright and he said no. He told her that he had found out that she was cheating on him and asked her if it was true. She replied in the affirmative.  After hearing this, the anger that surged inside of him, knew no bounds. The curses, abuses and the violence were only the resultant of the anger that had gripped him.

She was laid up in hospital for next 8 days because of the injuries inflicted upon her by her husband.

She knew she had wronged him and he knew that he could have handled it in a more mature way but actions once executed, cannot be undone.

After being in a bad relationship for more than a decade, this was probably the last nail in the coffin and they decided to call it quits.

In this story things were handled badly. This was a classic case of pent up anger and disappointment with each other which blew up when it could hold no longer.

To let it come to this phase, itself is something I would call ‘displaced settlement’.  The time when things had started going awry in the their relationship, they should have tried to put things in place. Most us wait and presume that things will work out eventually. But for that ‘EVENTUALLY’ to happen, each one of us has to make efforts. Part of putting in that effort is to learn to manage emotion.

Managing emotion does not mean suppressing it, neither does it mean blowing up at the drop of a hat. It means letting emotion have exactly the place that it deserves. It should be a small compartment inside of you, until you deal with it and the key to that is to have the controls of this compartment in your hand. What I mean by your hand is the guardian voice/ guiding light/ soul/ universal energy within us. The more we elevate this energy within us, the more stability we achieve.

This voice has to be encouraged only then will it be able to grow, the more we listen, the more it grows.  Once it comes into robust health, and gains the necessary maturity, it takes over from us and then there’s no looking back.

He was a single parent, a loving father and a thinking person. He would want to better himself in every area, be it home, office, children or relationships. He would learn from every mistake he made and incorporate those lessons in his life. He had the realization that his thinking and actions had a direct impact on the life that he was leading. This approach led him to better and more peaceful times in his life, but  there were still certain traits in him that he desperately wanted to improve upon. He was unable to reign in his anger at times. He would get angry with his children for minor reasons and he knew that he needs to change that. His children used to wonder, about why their father just flies off the handle while being calm 99% of the times. Small mistakes solicit, small reactions, he realised this and decided that things needs to change because he is creating an imbalance in their lives.

Every time he felt the anger surge in him, he would stop for that second  and call upon his guardian voice to guide him. AND IT DID. He started showing improvement in this area of his life also. He started realising that the moment you give the guardian voice its due, the reigning negative emotion gets a miniscule place in the scheme of things. That’s what I mean by compartmentalizing. You don’t have to do much, it happens automatically. All you need to do is summon this guardian voice and the rest will be taken care of.

Reigning in these negative emotion will also give you closure instantly. I am not telling you to suppress it. I am telling you to call upon your guardian voice that not just gives negative emotion a back seat but with closure. You will see yourself being guided with explanations. All the answers will come from within you, if you just wait that millisecond before reacting to situations.

 

About the Author – Rashmi Joshi  aka “Moksha”

Having meandered through life doing what I was ‘SUPPOSED TO’, I finally realized my calling- writing about how to derive those all important lessons that our souls were meant to. Fuelled by the desire to ‘learn as I lived’ had me writing original quotable quotes by grade 8.

I hold a masters degree in Labour Law, an MBA in HR and along side trained in classical singing, which I pursued for 24 years.

I have written a book on Practical Philosophy that helps people learn to live successfully, make wise choices and get rich by earning pearls of wisdom.

 

 

 

 

Compartmentalizing Pain by Moksha Part 1

May 11, 2015  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

 

What I mean by compartmentalizing pain is to let the pain take over only a part of you. When hurt is caused to you or you are worried about something, it may take up your energy reserves in its entirety which means that you may be unable to think beyond that incident or worry – that’s ok, let it worry you but only for some time. What you need to aim towards is to help it become a  small compartment inside you till you actually deal with it.

When an incident has just happened with you, call upon your guardian – your soul. Even if it is the smallest incident, don’t let it go by, the moment it touched you deep inside only means that it has the capacity to affect you negatively and its time to summon the guardian.

When you are getting yourself initiated in this process you will not know how to pick out this guardian voice simply because the guardian voice and the demonic voice coexist inside of you  and the demonic voice has the capacity to overshadow the guardian voice.  It has a  gentle demeanor, precisely among the reasons most of us do not even hear it.  Learn to hear it, and the more you hear and follow its advice, the more powerful it gets, THE MORE POWERFUL YOU GET. The more powerful you get, the more easily you are able to compartmentalize (among so many other things that you can do with this power within you). You can compartmentalize because this light or voice is all pervading in you.

In the diagram those little boxes are emotions that are only a small part of you but what is all encompassing is the light. The light of wisdom and knowledge. Soon it kicks out those little boxes that hurt you.

 

 

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***Look out for Part 2***

About the Author – Rashmi Joshi  aka “Moksha”

Having meandered through life doing what I was ‘SUPPOSED TO’, I finally realized my calling- writing about how to derive those all important lessons that our souls were meant to. Fuelled by the desire to ‘learn as I lived’ had me writing original quotable quotes by grade 8.

I hold a masters degree in Labour Law, an MBA in HR and along side trained in classical singing, which I pursued for 24 years.

I have written a book on Practical Philosophy that helps people learn to live successfully, make wise choices and get rich by earning pearls of wisdom.

 

 

 

Life after the Meltdown – Vijay Nallawala author of “A Bipolar’s Journey”

May 6, 2015  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

I have known Vijay for a few short years now and it has been a pleasure to be a part of his life. I am honoured that he continues to share his journey with me through his writing and I am amazed to see just how aligned out paths are. Meditation is key….. and I totally agree, “Our greatest challenges transform us into who we are meant to be.”

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Meltdown

It was the 23rd of May, 2003 when the carpet was pulled from right under my feet. A Psychiatrist pronounced that I had the dreaded mental illness, Bipolar Disorder (a term I had not even heard of until then)! Bipolar is a highly debilitating Mood Disorder with extreme mood swings, supposedly incurable. Hospitalised for a week and in the dumps months afterwards..


It has been eleven years since that day…What has my journey been like? Is it a nightmare that I would best like to forget and wish never happened in my life? On the contrary. I think that it (yes, this might shock you) might have been the best thing to happen to me at that stage.

Our darkest moments make us the strongest.
Until then I had not even imagined the extent of my own powers, and believe me, in order to keep bipolar at bay I needed all of them! For bipolar entailed chronic fatigue, irritability, focusing and memory issues, years of depression, lack of drive and absence of confidence – my cup of sorrow was overflowing.

I shall share in brief how I managed to firstly get out of the emotional, psychological and physical quagmire that I found myself in.

Acceptance was the key to the recovery process.
Denial is the biggest barrier between one struggling and the solution.
Discipline was the next step: like a workhorse, I adopted a new lifestyle that would facilitate recovery- Yoga, exercise, meditation and sensible eating. Of course, along with this I had to scale down my career goals to match my drastically reduced energy levels. Self belief and faith of course, are crucial in any journey as arduous as this and I mustered all that I could pull together.

Anybody who is a Bipolar would readily agree that medication has little impact on our mindset: at the most, meds retain our sanity. In order to regain a semblance of normalcy one has to strive much harder. This is where our ancient practices come in handy. Yoga helped me keep my mind focused and maintain my fitness.

Science now supports the claim that Yoga and Meditation have immense benefits where wellness is concerned. This is especially so in case of mental illnesses where the mind has to brave great distress. I have had the benefit of having learnt meditation from great spiritual Gurus such as Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and the teachers of Siddha Centres of Meditation. Decades of meditative practice helped me continue in the same vein even in times when the mind was in great turmoil.

To be honest, I practiced meditation daily because I simply fell in love with it. The benefits (not that I was aware of any at that time) were the icing on the cake. Recent research has proven that meditation can actually change the brain! I have in recent times become very interested in learning about neuroplasticity, that is the brain’s ability to rewire itself.

This is very exciting for people like me because science also tells us that the prefrontal cortex and amygdala regions of the brains show abnormalities in cases of bipolars. Now, we know that meditation can actually reverse this! Empowering knowledge indeed!

Physiology apart, how did I benefit from meditation? Meditation is the finest way to connect to our subconscious minds and it is also said that the subconscious mind stores much more knowledge and wisdom than our conscious minds cannot even comprehend. I became privy to profound insights about myself and made me a calmer, more compassionate human.

When I now think about spirituality, I think ‘introspection and meditation’. This process of learning, understanding and questioning made me much wiser and broadened my perspective of life. Along with my resilience, my equanimity increased too.

Amid all this, Bipolar now sulks in a corner craving for my attention!

Would all this have been possible without the terror of bipolar in my path?

Our greatest challenges transform us into who we are meant to be.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2015/02/09/7-ways-meditation-can-actually-change-the-brain/

 

Vijay Nallawala is an Author, Personal Branding Coach, Blogger and Mental Health Advocate. His first Book, A Bipolar’s Journey- From Torment to Fulfillment is in the final stages of publishing. A deeply spiritual person, he reaches out to the community of Bipolar afflicted around the world through his website and social media. Writing, photography and travel are his passions.

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FAILURE – A misunderstood world – by Biren Patnaik

May 6, 2015  |  Uncategorized  |  6 Comments

“You are a failure!”

How often have you heard this? In my life, I have heard it many times – from friends, parents & sometimes from within. The most dangerous is when we hear it from our inner voice. You are compared to a benchmark and then measured against it. Parents & teachers do it more often than anyone else.

When I was a kid, I read a quote in The READERS DIGEST which is instilled in my mind forever. I don’t remember writer but it went like this – “No No No No No…, the more number of No’s you hear, the closer you are to a Yes!”.It is so simple but so deeply powerful! It changed my life forever.

Why is failure so misunderstood.

People take failure as a point where they feel no good for themselves and their loved ones. This is where your own voice can come to your rescue. If you believe that failure is a point to stop then you have lost your path but if you think that you have learnt something worthwhile from this failure then it serves as a catalyst for your growth.

Remember it never ends until you stop!

The famous scientist of our time – Stephen Hawkins was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) when he was doing his PhD from Cambridge University. (Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge)? He was only given 2 years to live at the time. He is now 71. In the initial years he was scared that he will not be able to complete his PhD. But he struggled and fought his life battle and published something astonishing – A Brief History of time.

He failed many times and to add up his pain, his body was against it but he fought and he gave the world something to ponder for the rest of time. He uses his cheek muscle to interact with the world. Think about the perseverance and determination with which he has survived. Has he failed?

If you don’t know his story, watch the 2014 movie based on the true events of his life.

“The Theory of Everything” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsrhiHij_Zg

There are numerous examples of such failure stories that rose above it and achieved some impossible feats. People with strong mind and patience achieve super human results.

Did you know?

Gone With the Wind was rejected by 38 publishers. Legend has it that Walt Disney was turned down 302 times before finally getting financing for his dream of creating Walt Disney World. It’s also been said that KFC founder Colonel Sanders was rejected 1009 times before finding a taker for his chicken recipe. Imagine what the world would be like if they had given up after 1 or 2 or 3 failures?

Failure sounds cruel but it can be a life-changing event. If the Failure is accepted with grace & humanity and reworked using the correct path and pattern, nothing is impossible!

Failure can be devastating but it can be inspirational and it is the way we perceive it. As a kid we failed to understand our parents, mathematics, Science; as a youngster we failed to get good marks, get good girl friends / boyfriends, etc.; as a man we failed to understand our duty to our nation, parents, spouse, brothers/sisters, etc. So we can see that we keep on failing in life in different forms, at different levels, at different scenarios. But we always overcame it, for some we had to fight hard and for some we just sailed through.

Today, as I write this, I am able to recollect all my major failures in life and I am trying to do a retrospective analysis. Now I think if I would have done that in a different way then perhaps the result would have been different. I am only trying to help myself and in process others to understand the importance of FAILURE and get the desired result!

As the saying goes “Failure is stepping stone to success”, so be a champ and achieve the impossible!

“FAILURE is getting you an INCH closer to success and your next step might be your success”

Biren Patnaik is a blogger by passion, a professional by character, a dreamer by nature. He is a presently working in an MNC based in Gurgaon. He loves writing articles and short stories, likes reading inspirational books and listening to various philanthropist like Les Brown, Anthony Robbins, Napolean Hill and Robin Sharma. He has his own blogging site – www.uniquebiren.com.

Facebook id: biren.patnaik.5@facebook.com

Twitter handle @uniqueBIren.

“I  am on a journey to pursue my dreams, my passion and enjoy the unlimited learning’s that is coming my way.”

Watch some Famous Failure stories:

 

Biren Patnaik

The Importance of Letting Go – by Kalpana Patel – Eating Psychology Coach (ICF)

May 6, 2015  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

I often get asked about the relationship between weight and emotions. This article by fellow respected life coach Kalpana Patel sheds some light on it:

Every attachment, be it a relationship, a material object, a position is accompanied by fear. What happens when we evoke fear? We set into motion the physiology of stress.

We need to learn to let go. Letting go neither means ending a relationship, nor does it mean not enjoying the material things you have in life. It just means to always be mindful that we don’t attach ourselves to them. When we live in a state of detachment, we learn to live without any fear. Living in this state always keeps us in a state of balance because we start to focus on the fact that true happiness lies only within us. We have learnt to place the responsibility of keeping us happy on external relations and material possessions. When we do that, we are always afraid that if things change on the outside life will become difficult and we will no longer be happy.

What happens in a relationship where we attach ourselves too much? There is the fear of losing the relationship. When that fear sets in, we begin to try and control the lives of the people involved in that relationship, thinking that by doing so we can ensure that we don’t lose them. But what happens in reality is that, we are only doing the exact opposite of that. Suffocating others in our relationships only out of fear of losing them, takes them even farther away from us.

It takes time to feel comfortable spending time with oneself.

Gradually the more we do that and the more we enjoy being with ourselves, we create a beautiful relationship with ourselves and the outer world.

As an Eating psychology coach, I know that holding on and not letting go can also result into holding on to excess weight. When we are holding on to excess weight, we need to do some inner reflection about what is holding on to that excess weight representing? What are we holding on to that is leading to this holding on to the excess weight? Past grudges, fear, toxic relationships, our own limiting beliefs.

We need to let go all of these and embrace forgiveness. Forgiving others and ourselves brings us to a place of feeling an inner peace and enables us to be able to love and accept ourselves unconditionally and believe it or not, but that is the first step towards even letting go of excess weight.

Kalpana is a certified Life Coach from ICA and also a certified Eating Psychology Coach from The Institute for the Psychology of Eating. She works with people to help them love themselves “Now” as opposed to waiting to do that only when they “Get there” . Getting there could mean different things for different people. It could be getting the perfect job, perfect weight, perfect life partner. By loving themselves unconditionally, they are placing the key to their happiness in their own hands. She helps people form a healthy relationship with themselves and in turn with food!

To read more by Kalpana see: https://chopra.com/ccl/are-we-teaching-our-children-to-stress

 

Kalpana Patel

For more on Letting Go (of regrets, mistakes, guilt and to forgive, watch this Multimedia event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnoV8FiXMOQ

 

 

 

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May 5, 2015  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

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