Guest post: 10 must-dos for musicians… by a musician | Vishal J Singh

[In his first guest post for Human Writes, guest writer Vishal J Singh wrote about how meditation changed his life and vision. Today, he lists from his own industry experience, 10 things every musician needs to know. The guest writer is a respected record producer and sound mixing engineer, founder of critically acclaimed crossover band, … Continue reading Guest post: 10 must-dos for musicians… by a musician | Vishal J Singh

9 habits of the happiest people I know

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act but a habit, according to Greek philosopher Aristotle. The world is changing faster than you can wrap your head around new ideas, but the keys to happiness and success are timeless. Here are my favourite nine timeless habits I have observed in the … Continue reading 9 habits of the happiest people I know

5 home improvements for weight loss

Do you grab a banana when you're hungry or dig into a bowl of chips while surfing channels? Your answer to this question depends on the way your house is done up. Interior designers and nutritionists won't tell you this secret (they work with the assumption that you already know!?). The way our homes are … Continue reading 5 home improvements for weight loss

How to tell if it is love… or lust

You can't wait to get cosy the moment you see her. His luscious lips are the first thing that come to mind when you shut your eyes. Her perfume lingers in your mind long after the date is over. There's nothing wrong with having the hots for the person you're dating (there'd be something wrong … Continue reading How to tell if it is love… or lust

Think and lose weight with CBT

Our thoughts, behaviours and emotions influence each other. Beyond all that calorie counting, fad dieting and weight plateau is a ground-up form of psychotherapy that looks at this inter-connectedness. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) says that changing the way you think about food and wellbeing can help you form habits and stick to them. Says psychotherapist … Continue reading Think and lose weight with CBT

Anti-ageing secret: Think right

Turns out the biggest anti-ageing secret of the century is not in pills and potions but in the space between your ears. I am not talking mind control. Rather, it's simply the way you think with your brain that reflects in your physical appearance. New research says negative thought patterns have a damaging effect on … Continue reading Anti-ageing secret: Think right

5 things I learned after getting tattooed

The growing cult of ink isn't for everyone. While some don't like the permanence of a tattoo, others are wary it might be too painful. But for those smitten by body art like me, these aren't even issues. In fact, tattoos are an ancient rite of passage in the tribal world, and there is plenty … Continue reading 5 things I learned after getting tattooed

Tuesday Tip: How I learned to wake up early

My much earlier post on the life-changing possibilities of becoming an early riser, had readers asking for tips to roll out of bed. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak, they say. 'I'd be a morning person if morning happened at noon'.  'Let me sleep a few minutes more...'  I used to say these … Continue reading Tuesday Tip: How I learned to wake up early

Motivation Monday: Have a positive body image

Love yourself unconditionally in the present. Good health isn't about fitting into a physical stereotype. Pop singer Kesha's shocking confession about her battle with eating disorders in the current issue of Rolling Stone magazine got me thinking: Why are women doing this to themselves? As if it's not enough that there is a war on … Continue reading Motivation Monday: Have a positive body image

Sleep naked. It’s good for you

You are setting the environment right for a good night's sleep. The shades are pulled down, all the electronic devices are off and you've sipped on a cup of soothing chamomile tea to bring on the yawns. Did you get out of your pajamas yet? Science and common sense say it's good to be in … Continue reading Sleep naked. It’s good for you