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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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The Subtle Power of A Daily Routine

Various studies have concluded that your daily routine can have deeply impactful psychological benefits, including alleviating anxiety, ADHD, and insomnia. While this should be enough reason for you to be paying more attention to your daily habits, there are many more ways in which routine adds value to your life. Performed intentionally, a routine can reduce stress levels and foster productive habits. Done mindlessly, a routine is meaningless.

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