When I was young I could remember anything, whether it happened or not

It is said that memory fades when people age. As human beings we have a unique ability to forget even without age. As life takes us through the circumference of the globe some of us tend to forget people and events. Sometimes these are the same people and events that made us who we are, things …

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Pursuing a passion on the side can make life happier

Everyone has a passion but most people are not lucky to have their passion and profession be the same thing. The constant push by self help gurus have been to make a living doing what you love. It is not always easy. But pursing a passion, doing what you love to do is important even …

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How Passion and Purpose can together drive Meaningful and Rewarding Professions

Many of you might have probably read about The 10,000 Hour Rule that is closely associated with writer Malcolm Gladwell's book Outliers. The principle says that 10,000 hours of "deliberate practice" is needed to become world-class in any field. To give you a sense of the actual passing time. If you spend 2 hours a day you hit this in close …

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My First Poetry Reading to Folks with Alzheimer’s

A month back as part of Penpositive I visited an Alzheimer's and dementia care center to read some poetry. I connected with them quite accidently. I have this habit of just typing poetry at places where people do not type like say job sites. I mean who would advertise for a poet. But I did …

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Why your Teen should start writing?

The natural progression of a teenager as we all know is to finish school and get into college or an additional education that can equip them to get started in their career. This is typically the 4 to 5 year period between 8th and 12th grade. One of the most important periods of their life. And Writing; that individual experience …

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