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What is Candle Meditation and Why you should make it a Ritual

Candle meditation is a basic meditation method in which you focus your sight and concentration for a certain period of time on the flame of a candle. The flame of a candle is mysterious, and it draws attention. It flickers, changes form, emits a halo, and flashes a variety of colors. All of this stimulates the mind, draws attention to itself, and relaxes it.

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Curl Up It's Monsoons Already

Monsoons are officially the ‘pull out your favourite scented candle and curl up with your favourite book’ season. There is a certain romantic notion that goes with reading on a rainy day and to top that up with a scented candle is a pristine luxury that one must not forgo. Since scent is most strongly connected to memories, they become a vessel that sets the tone of a day or evening.  However, before you drown into your reading stupor make sure you monsoon proof your home. It is possible that excessive moisture in the air could cause more damage than good to the interiors. While we make the most of this season, it's only fair to protect our houses from the...

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15 Things You Can Do to Realize The Benefits of Practicing Gratitude

Practicing gratitude goes way beyond just saying “thank you”.It means disconnecting from the toxic negativity. We don't necessarily always have to explicitly share it with someone, feeling it within goes a long way in keeping our sanity during the times you actually wanna punch someone right across the face. It allows us to celebrate the present and block toxic emotions.

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