Tuesday, January 27, 2015

20 Simple ways to live a stress-free happy life

From Joy we come, in Joy we live, and into that sacred Joy we melt.
Imagine, what happened today morning as you got up from your bed. You went to brush your teeth(hope you brushed today), had your morning caffeine or smoothie, enjoyed your bath, had a quick breakfast, rushed to your office in your car or public transport.

Back to back meetings, continuous pings in your iPhone, inbox is full and you have to reply back to your clients & shareholders etc. You hardly have any time for yourself. Your business or your job as a manger or leader is demanding more time & energy.

You have many unfinished tasks, customer problems to solve, employees emotional conflicts to resolve and above all the cash flow & profitability queries to the investors.

Busy has become our core busyness. Isn't it so?

We go through these roller coaster of emotions by investing our time, energy & resources.

We hope to make money in such transactions, but STRESS gets added up a side effect & spend all hard earned money to health-care industry.

Being Happy & Stress-free looks like a luxurious commodity in today's busy world.


Are you looking towards a Peaceful, Energetic & Prosperous life?

Do you want to double your happiness this year?

Then, allow me to share with you some of my simple secrets & practices.

I follow certain basic principles in life which keeps me happy all through out the day.

With continuous practice, being brilliant@basics becomes a way of living. If you like this idea, you can pick and choose a few practices and apply it until it becomes your way of living. You may already be practicing some or all these ideas. Intensify your awareness & be mindful of every basic action.

Some basics I can recommend you:

1) Breathing & Meditation
2) Keep learning something new every single day
3) Helping others
4) Finding out what would motivate myself & do that whenever I don’t feel like doing anything.
5) Connect with new people
6) Contemplate on the highest
7) Some genuine anonymous random acts of kindness
8) Becoming aware of things or events around you
9) Looking at the morning sunrise
10) Looking at the stars & moon at night
11) Appreciate at-least one person a day
12) Silly walks inside the house
13) Talk with kids in different voices; Tell stories to them; Practice mimicry.
14) Strictly NO watching TV
15) Do the daily routines in the same order, so that you don’t have to remember them - saves energy
16) Share your knowledge with others
17) Give what you need the most
18) Thank your parents, teachers, the creator, all events, people around you every single day before you sleep.
19) Don’t Expect, Just Accept!
20) Eat at the right time, sleep at the right time

Some of the ideas above may appear simple, but not easy.

Each idea is like nourishing the roots of your inner being & in due course of daily practice, you will reap the fruits of happiness, peace & prosperity!

Being Happy is a way of living for me now...For that, you should become Brilliant@Basics.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Art of Dying - 15 powerful ways to die faster

Warning: This post is not for weak hearts. Read at your own discretion.

I am going to share with you few easy ways to die. Many experts are already available. I am only compiling the facts. You are free to follow or ignore this..

1. Eating Junk foods and allow the tongue to control self

2. No physical exercise and not keeping this machine fit & flexible

3. Not Eating & sleeping at the same time

4. Watching TV & reading newspapers so that mind stays negative 95% of time

5. "I don't know what I want in my life" attitude/mindset

6. Do not invest 30 minutes daily for continuous learning

7. Believe that I will get some disease by 50 since my parents had

8. 24X7 think and run for money/survival

9. Develop guilt that you haven't spent time with kids & family

10. Leading daily life based on other people's opinion

11. Not letting go of past traumatic events and holding on to past incidents & worries of life

12. Not forgiving self & others

13. Not following any religious/spiritual practices

14. No time to meditate or pray for self

15. No time to contemplate on the creation/creator/god/who am I/what is life

Are you in the process of dying or in the process of living?

Choice is yours - You can choose to die like everyone else(95% crowd) or choose to live healthily & happily(5% crowd)!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

How to handle any discomfort in 30 seconds

Think about all your problems in life - almost all are due to the fear of discomfort - moving away from your comfort zone. Am I right! 

Eating vegetables for many people, for example, brings discomfort. So does sitting in meditation, or or saying No to people, or even exercising. (Of course, different people are uncomfortable with different things, but you get the idea.)

And most people don’t like discomfort. They run from it. 

So, How to become good with our discomfort?

Sit for 30 seconds in discomfort. If you’re averse to vegetables, try one green veggie today. Put it in your mouth, leave it there for 30 seconds. Don’t swallow. Keep chewing. Stay with the discomfort for 30 seconds. You probably won’t like it much, but that’s OK.

Practice being with your discomfort for 30 seconds and not more than that. Seek out for other discomforts and live that for just 30 seconds.

Magic happens once you learn to live for 30 seconds.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

How to respond peacefully in 2015

1. Pause - When you notice yourself getting offended, frustrated, angry, irritated, disappointed … pause. Take few deep breaths.

2. Don’t act -Acting in anger is injurious to your own health. Procrastinate it.

3. Examine - the idea you have about how they should act. You are holding onto this idea, and it is in conflict with reality. Do not hold onto such fantasies, learn to let go of them. 

4. No Expectation -Throw your expectations into the ocean. Do not expect anything.

5. Smile - Accept the person in front of you, and yourself, as a flawed human.

6. Act with compassion - When you stop blaming the person for not acting perfectly, you can then respond appropriately, and with compassion. Accepting reality doesn’t mean you don’t take action — it just means you let go of the frustration. Instead, you can act appropriately, and be more cantered in your actions.

Stop reacting to people or situations; Start responding!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Are you ready to increase your happiness by 25% today?


I am going to share a simple idea to boost your happiness.

As your life proceeds today, you may encounter many people, situations or events which may be pleasant or unpleasant.

You may not like the quality of roads and complain about it.

You may not like the behavior exhibited by your friends, colleague or a stranger and feel upset over it.

You may not like the opinion or idea by your spouse and end up in an emotional fight.

You may not like this and that and that and this....this list can go on and on...

You have two choices at any point in time. You can either look for complains or look for good things in any situation.

Today, just for today, train your mind to look only for good things in any situation. When you find one, start appreciating the person or the situation for showing you this opportunity.

Appreciate everyone you meet, anything that uplifts you. Thank more people today. Let today be your best Appreciation Day. You become a great Giver of Thank you's today!

The more your appreciate, you will find yourself more happier. Research shows that people who appreciate and express gratitude towards other people or events are 25% more happier than others.

Remember, more happiness attracts more good people & more success in life.

Thank you for reading this article. You are Awesome!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Art of Public Speaking - Business Owners Only


20th - 21st Dec 2014
The number 1 money making skill for an Entrepreneur depends on his/her speaking capabilities.

Having the best product or service does not guarantee success to a business owner. He/She should know how to articulate and present his/her business either in front of large audience or to a small group of client inside.

All the more, he/she needs to speak and motivate his employees to work more efficiently.
Public Speaking or Business Speaking is the No.1 skill to make more money in the business.


The No.1 fear in the world today is Public Speaking.

Remember, Effective Public Speaking can be a real game-changer for Business Owners.

Importance of public speaking

1. You can sell your products or services faster and make more money.
2. Helps you gain more visibility & credibility
3. It builds high self esteem.
4. Your ability to communicate one on one goes up.
5. Your ability to negotiate and win business increases.
6. You are perceived as an expert.
7. You can leverage your position through the power of platform & sell your products or
services to a larger audience.
8. It gives you the ability to inspire, influence and get results from your employees or
9. It opens up growth opportunities in every area of your life.
10. It sharpens your mind – helps you be more prepared to think on your feet.
11. It gives you a competitive advantage over your competitors

What you will learn in this course

1) Dealing With Your Nerves
2) Preparing for the Presentation - How to prepare a speech
3) How to Influence Your Audience
4) Learn the power of Body Language and Tone of Voice
5) Gain confidence to face any audience
6) Techniques to Overcome stage fright
7) 36 parameters of charismatic presentation
8) Deliver impromptu speeches and think on your feet
9) Presentation practice and coaching
10) Power of story-telling
11) Learn the Do's & don'ts of Public/Business Speaking
12) Learn the secrets of greatest public speakers in the world


1) This intensive program involves homework, photography, audio & video recordings along with self & peer assessments.

2) Program involves hands-on, practical, intensive & personal coaching. 

3) You will learn to get rid of your fear & present confidently after this workshop. You will also learn how to design and deliver powerful presentation. 

4) The tuition fee for this course is Rs.10,000/- and to be paid fully paid before commencement of the course.

5) I commit to a 100% money back guarantee, if you are not satisfied at the end of the course.

6) You have to attend both the days of training.

7) Course will be followed up by monthly once alumni meeting. You will know more about this during the course.

8) For payment options please contact 99400 76608/044-65256608

9) Venue : TNCA Club, Gate No.10, MA Chidambaram Stadium, 5, Victoria Hostel Road, Chepauk, Chennai - 600005.


Day 1: 
07.30 am - 8.00 am (Breakfast)
08.00 am - 19.00 hrs

Day 2:
07.30 - 8.00 am (Breakfast)
08.00 - 17.00 hrs

Course includes Breakfast, Coffee, Lunch, Course materials.
Dress Code: Business Casuals

REGISTER NOW - Call 99400 76608/ 044- 65256608 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Annual Happiness Retreat 2014

Registration Closed
Mudhumalai Forest, Ooty, Dec 27 - 30th 2014
Are you ready to relax for 4 days with your family & kids in pure nature

  • 4 days of peace & tranquillity in the midst of thick forest of Mudhumalai, TamilNadu, India.
  • Live in pure nature with your family in tented accommodation
  • Spend quality time with your kids and family
  • Take bath in natural streams/falls
  • Meditate with the Happyness Coach
  • Explore your inner courage & break all your fear by participating in all adventure based activities


  • Jungle Trekking/Hiking - Daily for 3-4 hours
  • Adventure activities like Rock climbing, Rappelling, flying fox/River crossing
  • Bird Watching (Bring your Binoculars) 
  • Night Jungle Safari 
  • Fitness & Meditation(Daily morning)
  • Mudhumalai Elephant Sanctuary visit
  • Fun Games, Story-telling & loads of singing
* - Some activities are subject to change depending upon forest dept conditions & weather

Age group: - 8 yrs - 60 yrs 

Things to remember:-
  • Big Family Tents  with blankets (Forest ranger's jungle Huts will be used if it rains). Each tent can accommodate upto 5 people. 
  • Only natural toilets and no electricity available in this journey.
  • The tour starts from Coimbatore Railway station on 27th December morning 6 am and ends on 30th December 2014 at 6pm.
  • Shoes & sweaters are a must for this trip. 
  • You have to make your own travel arrangements to reach Coimbatore railway station on 27th Dec morning.
  • Book your return journey for 30th Dec after 8 pm
  • Rs.10,000 per adult & Rs.7,000 per kid( 8 - 10 yrs). Above 10 yrs considered as adult for this trip.
  • To be paid as cash/cheque deposit/online transfer.
  • Favouring "M. Murali" HDFC Bank Acc No - 01111000099360, Madipakkam branch, Chennai, IFSC code - HDFC0000111
  • Cost includes all activities, 3 times meals on all 4 days(except dinner on the last day), rucksacks, backpack, blankets, safety personnel, cook,  jeep for safari, guide, supervision & forest permission.
  • You have to book your own travel to Coimbatore. Cost does not include your travel to Coimbatore
We are fully booked - Registration Closed               

Friday, July 4, 2014

Breath@Work - Peak Performance & Inner well-being - 30th August 2014, Chennai, India

Do you know that the way you breathe directly affects your performance? 

Your relationships, your health, well-being, your children are all affected, influenced and controlled by the way you breathe.

Breath affects Performance - at work, at home, in your relationship and even in the bedroom.

This one day workshop helps you to take back control of your Performance, Relationships & Well-being.

Breath@Work is an amalgamation of Neuro-science, Yogic Science & Life Science and a first of a kind workshop in India.

In this program, you will learn how to:

1) Align your body, mind & emotions towards peak performance & health
2) Practice & Perform simple and practical techniques to keep high levels of energy throughout the day
3) How to unburden negative emotions, stressors and make powerful decisions which increases profits
4) How to be cool headed & relax in spite of major crisis or challenges
5) Role specific breathing techniques to enhance productivity
6) How to stop the little and nagging inner voice and convert it into a powerful source of creativity & peak performance
7) Secrets & techniques to achieve Peak Performance, Health & Happiness
8) How to exhibit behaviour flexibility (body & mind) to get things done faster
9) You will learn at-least 10-12 techniques which you can customize according to your lifestyle

Listen to the video testimonial of Jack Canfield

Venue: Hotel Harrisson, Chetpet Chennai

Date: Saturday, 30th August 2014, 2.00 pm - 8.00 pm

2.00 pm - 2.45 pm - Registration & Networking, 
2.45 - 8.00 pm workshop followed by Dinner. 

(Kindly have a light lunch before coming to the program. Come in a loose fitting casual clothing. )

Door Price - Rs. 4,500 per participant (Inclusive of 12.3 % Service Tax).

Early bird special price of Rs.3,500 (inclusive of 12.3% Service Tax) when booked before 14th August 2014

Crazy bird special price of Rs.4,000(inclusive of tax) when booked between 15th Aug - 24th August 2014

Angry bird special door price of Rs.4,500(inclusive of tax) when booked after 25th Aug 2014

Call 98409 24436/ 98407 29580 for more tickets and registration.

Visit www.breathatwork.com for more information and testimonials by Jack Canfield and other participants.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Happiness is not an escape plan

Happy people face lot of unhappiness in life.

Happy people also face lot of problems & obstacles in life.

Happy people also go through their financial crisis.

Happiness does not depend on how many bad things happen to an individual.

What is more important is whether an individual tends to make negative conclusions about him- or herself when negative events occur.

One research study shows that Individuals who think of themselves as the cause of negative events are 43 percent less likely to be satisfied than individuals who do not.

Happiness is a choice and happy people always look out for the goodness in each situation or problem.

Today, whatever happens, look out for goodness in life. Watch this video & try the simple exercise suggested in this video.

Friday, April 25, 2014

How to spend summer with your kids - 87 FREE activities

Your energy levels and activities can be determined by how much time and what you do with your children. These are some activities which I had personally participated/played/worked out with my two daughters (11 yrs and 7 yrs). Some activities may not suitable if you have boys. Please adopt a different strategy/activity with them.

1. Write stories together.
2. Play soccer/football.
3. Paint or draw together.
4. Create a fort in your living room out of blankets or cardboard boxes.
5. Go on a hike or trek

6. Have a dinner picnic at a park or beach or even your terrace.
7. Play board games.
8. Get up early, cut vegetables & pack breakfast
9. Go to a museum.
10. Go to a playground.
11. Play hide-and-seek.
12. Have a pillow fight.
13. Ride bikes/cycles
14. Build sandcastles in the beach
15. Rent/buy a cartoon DVD and watch together.
16. Tell stories.
17. Play scavenger hunt.
18. Make puzzles/sudoku for each other to solve.
19. Play card games.
20. Garden together.
21. Make sandwiches together.
22. Go to the zoo.
23. Go to the library.
24. Create/Help in working on a blog together 
25. Create a scrapbook.
26. Make a movie using a digital camera and computer.
27. Learn to play music.
28. Finger-paint/Palm painting
29. Make play dough from scratch using materials in your kitchen.
30. Make lemonade, relax and enjoy.
31. Go to a pool.
32. Go to a public place, watch people, and make up imaginary stories about people.
33. Visit family.
34. Write letters to family or to a next door friend
35. Paint or decorate a room.
36. Make milkshakes.
37. Create a treasure hunt for them (leaving clues around the house).
38. Decorate/Embroidery work for a pair of jeans.
39. Do a science experiment.
40. Play games online.
41. Teach them to play chess.
42. Learn magic tricks.
43. Create a family book, with information and pictures about each family member.
44. Fly kites.
45. Volunteer for a social activity
46. Donate stuff to charity.
47. Compete for a running race together
48. Play music and dance crazy.
49. Write and produce a play (to perform before other family members).
50. Have a water gun fight.
51. Have a sword-fight (sword made of cardboard).
52. Explore your garden and look for insects.
53. Explore your street and collect rocks & pebbles
54. Go for a walk and explore the neighbourhood.
55. Go jogging/walking together.
56. Take pictures of nature.
57. Make up funny questions about each other.
58. Clean the house together
59. Do shadow puppets.
60. Make a comic book/booklet (my daughter love to do this)
61. Play in the rain (don’t complain to me on the cold later)
62. Blow bubbles.
63. Take turns saying tongue twisters.
64. Sing songs.
65. Tell ghost stories in the dark with a flashlight.
66. Build stuff with Legos/building blocks
67. Play computer games together.
68. Build paper rockets and play with them
69. Bake a cake and cut them for birthdays/special occasion/no occasion
70. Arm-wrestle, or have a tickle fight.
71. Learn and tell each other jokes.
72. Walk barefoot in the grass and pick flowers.
73. Build paper airplanes and have a flying contest.
74. Prank call their grandparents, using disguised, humorous voices.
75. Send a mail and ask them to reply back to you.

76. Help them to create a story in power-point.
77. Play Jenga blocks.
78. Create stories together with each contributing only one line at a time.
79. Chanting/Bhajans together.
80. Take them to your office event/programs.
81. Help/Contribute for school project work.
82. Make Goal Charts together(This one is very powerful)
83. Go for a ride in bike.
84. Go to parlour & Eat Ice-cream together.
85. Go to the roof-top terrace and talk about sky, stars & moon.
86. Sell Buttermilk or lemonade on your street
87.    Meditate together

Group Meditation Class - Mar 2014