Belated Thanks, Janaab No-name

I came across this post today. This little tiny book The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, holds a special place in my heart. I found it amongst my mum’s precious possessions – not valuable in monetary terms but worth it’s weight in gold…. I wrote a post a while back with an English translation exert from the poem, which was originally written in Persian in the 11th Century. I cry when I read it and when I read it for the first time, I realised that my parents had followed the ethos contained within those pages, throughout their lives. It now sits beside my bed as a daily reminder and I pick it up often to read… It now holds a precious place in my heart too…


It was sometime in 1954 in Berlin, that I met this person in a shop. I do not remember his name, but one look at each other was enough to convince us that we both belonged to the Indian subcontinent.

We started chatting, surprisingly not in our common Urdu or Hindi, but in German, a foreign language which we were fluent in! He was holding a small book in his hand – Omar Khayyam’s Rubayyat – in German. I had heard about Omar Khayyam, but had never read the English translation as I disliked that language then. He praised Omar Khayyam no end and out of curiosity I just skimmed through the book. I was certainly impressed and made it a point to buy it the very next day. After exchanging pleasantries we bade each other goodbye, never to meet again. I read and reread that tiny booklet and even…

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Simple Steps for Eating Mindfully

Some great advice from Eric at Make it Ultra. Definitely worth following this guide to healthier eating… I spent far too many days skipping meals or rushing to finish so I could continue working… Result = Diabetes. I now follow Eric’s suggestions wherever possible each day, prioritising a healthier diet and taking time to enjoy the healthier food and this has enabled me to put my Diabetes into remission!

Dr. Eric Perry’s Coaching Blog

mindfuleating.jpgWritten by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate (USA)

Founder of: MakeItUltra™

“Mindful eating means simply eating or drinking while being aware of each bite or sip.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

In our fast paced society and ever present need to multi-task, many of us have forgotten the joys of eating. I personally know what it’s like to be so busy I forget to stop and smell the spaghetti :). This was written as a reminder to myself. Here are 5 tips on how to eat more mindfully.

1. Recognize if you are truly hungry
Learn to recognize the physical cues of hunger and when you are full. By paying attention you will avoid overeating and eating for other reasons other than hunger. Some of us are emotional eaters and eat in response to certain emotions such as sadness, loneliness and boredom. Others might eat in response to external cues such sight or smell. Our sense…

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