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Note: This is not a sponsored post, and I do not have any affiliations with Masterclass. I am just a fan!

Masterclass for those who don’t know is an educational platform similar to Udemy and Coursera, which has classes on various topics.

I have had my Masterclass subscription for over a year now, and it has changed my life. Having tried various educational platforms, I must say that for me, nothing comes close to Masterclass.

I finished one of the courses last week, and without much wait, I sent them an email. …

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As I started my writing journey on medium a few months back, I was extra conscious about the content I was putting out.

I was specific about the grammar, the language, and if the content helped people somehow. My initial articles gained a lot of popularity, and friends and family often approached me with follow-up questions regarding whatever I had written. It felt good.

But while my writing process was not necessarily flawed, it created a lot of pressure to publish just the perfect article.

The Pursuit of Perfection was giving rise to stagnation. I was so conscious about the…

But it does get better…

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I started my Self-awareness journey almost two years back. It was hard! Very, very hard.

As I began gulping knowledge through books, videos, podcasts, and so many other avenues, the curtain slowly started to lift on the reality of things. It included topics such as past traumas, mindfulness, NPD, Gaslighting, self-compassion, creating boundaries, family systems, learning confidence/assertiveness, energy vampires, plastic pollution, global warming, corporations, food habits, food wastage, minimalism, capitalism, fast-fashion, deforestation, and even about my own body (and lots more!).

Just like getting used to a new diet, exercise, or any new skill, it…

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This week was brutal for Texas.

Reports said that they hadn’t seen such a snowstorm in 32 years. With almost 5 to 6 inches of snow covering the roads, Texas was never the way I had seen in the past five years. The power grid couldn’t handle the load of this massive climate crisis, and as a result, there were rolling power outages in most Texas regions.

Yes. There is usually much more snow in other Northern regions of the US, but Texas isn’t used to it. The roads and pipes are not built for this weather.

Millions of people…

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Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

Since last year, my partner and I have been steadfast in reducing our purchases significantly to reduce our carbon footprint and live a more minimalistic lifestyle.

While we were never really massive shoppers, to begin with, this lifestyle has helped us be more grateful for the things we possess. There are few things that we purchased in the last few months that have certainly enhanced our lifestyle.

Disclaimer: This is neither a sponsored post nor a suggestion to purchase these items. It’s merely a viewpoint based on personal experience.

Here are ten things that we do not regret buying:


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Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay

As I got up this morning, my plan for the day was clear. Prepare some fresh Almond milk, wash off some alfa-alfa and radish sprouts, make some vegetable broth and cook a nourishing lunch (in addition to cleaning and preparing a healthy dessert). The whole work took around 4 hours.

As I completed washing off the last dish and cleaning the kitchen counters, I started to feel “unproductive.” I felt as if I hadn’t accomplished anything the entire morning. As I quieted down my mind and got thinking, I understood exactly why I felt that way.

I had called someone…

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I had a wonderful realization happen to me this week.

During one of my Piano classes, I made an error in the piece I was playing. Once I finished playing, I looked up and apologized to my teacher. He knew that I had felt bad for ruining the piece and in response, he said this:

“Just because one of the grapes was bad, does not mean you throw away the entire bunch.”

He proceeded, “ You can apply this quote to your life too. …

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Disclaimer: The article might be triggering for some with mental health concerns. Please be responsible for your choice of reading. Thank you!

Somedays, I feel like I don’t matter.

What I say doesn’t matter, what I share doesn’t matter, what I do doesn’t matter.

My words are usually left in the air,

No one’s ears are ready to receive them,

They stay there like it doesn’t matter.

I speak, but someone speaks over me.

I write something meaningful and put my heart to it, but it goes unseen, ignored.

I wonder why it happens.

Why do I sometimes feel so…

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As I embark on a two-month social media hiatus, the following words came to my mind. Note that this is just one of my perspectives about social media. I understand how much it has helped me connect with long lost friends, family members and sometimes even provided support during really challenging times. I believe that we don’t need to have a binary opinion about everything. It’s sometimes a spectrum.

Remember the time we wrote poems just because we loved writing? Remember the time we learned instruments just to get lost in their tunes? Remember the time we took photos just…

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Happy new year to all you amazing folks. 2021!

2020 had been a soul-shaking year for me and made me realize a lot of things. I feel like my eyes have opened much more than before.

As I progress towards growth and evolution, I will need your support. Without your strong-willed support and presence in my life, I cannot be what I want to be. You people are the roots that keep me grounded and humble.

I expect a few things from all of you in the coming year. I decided to be as blunt and shameless in this open…

Seethal Jayasankar

Life-long student and deep-thinker

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