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Want to make a change in your life? 3 simple ways to add joy to your life

We are all caught in a rut. [Do READ: Five Easy Ways to BOOST Your Confidence]
Crazy busy. Sometimes, we forget to breathe or taste what is on our plate. 
We check e-mails on our phones as we eat. We forget to laugh when our loved ones share a joke and we forget to smile. 
We are too busy to smile. [READ: Work, Love and Play like the Danes]
Been there, done that. 
Here are the little things that I am doing for myself to change this:
1.  Breathe in, breathe out mindfully
Have you noticed how your breath changes when you are nervous or angry or upset about something? Watch your breath because it is closely aligned with your mind-body well being. That's the key to good health and happiness. The more you breathe in and breathe out mindfully, the happier you will feel. 
You will feel light all day. And when worry comes your way, make this your mantra - breathe in light, breathe out love. It works beautifully for me.

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'Amar, Akbar, Antony' movie review: Clean family entertainer by Nadirshah who tackles child abuse with sensitivity, like a seasoned director

Hard to believe that Amar Akbar Antony is Nadirshah's directorial debut. 
Like a seasoned director, Nadirshah brings together the most popular 'poster boys' of Malayalam cinema - Prithviraj, Jayasurya and Indrajith  - in a well-paced interesting comedy thriller. I liked the scene where the guys get drunk and they talk about how women are 'heartless' and men are all 'hearts.' Their versions of heartbreaks gives you a different dimension to how men feel about heartbreaks and break-ups. 
And yes, Nadirshah pulls it off almost effortlessly, getting many nuances right, especially in music and cinematography. 
'Amar, Akbar, Antony' movie review: Tapping into actors' talent Director Nadirshah has also tapped into remarkable talent while portraying and bringing out the best in 'side characters' especially KPAC Lalitha, Srinda Ashab, Baby Meenakshi and Kalabhavan Shajohn whose performance was both touching and impressive as Jadayu Sabu. Ramesh Pishar…

That Magical Feeling Stories Bring

My 9 year old son and I have a "secret" bed time routine. 

Before he goes to sleep every night, I tell him a story.  But wait, I don't simply tell a story. During dinner, I build up some excitement and give him a clue here and there to keep him guessing about the stories I am going to tell him. 
Sometimes, I tell him two stories and a third one, if he hasn't slept by then. He loves mythological stories, especially of Arjuna and Pradyumna. Devarishi Narada has also become a recent favourite.


When he wakes up the next day, he loves to discuss those stories. 
You can imagine how that delights me.
Signing off now but I'd love to know about the routine you have in your life that makes moments more memorable.
Do write in.