A To Z Challenge 2018


I Is For Imaginative #DecodingMidlife

Imaginative, an adjective which means having or showing creativity or inventiveness. I have read numerous articles on imagination being critical for child development. I guess many parents have read these articles as a resource while raising their children. But did a thought occur to you as an adult to groom yourself to be imaginative? I …

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H Is For Hormones #DecodingMidlife

The term Hormones is derived from a Greek word, Hormo, which means to set in motion. Hormones stimulate, regulate and control the functions of various tissues and organs. With approaching midlife hormones will alter. There have been various research studies which show an association between decreased levels of Estrogen (female hormone) and panic attacks. Many …

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G Is For Goals #DecodingMidlife

The definition of Goal is The object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result. Have you thought about your life goals?  I am a dreamer. I dream about my life goals. But I also analyze the practical aspects of these dreams & work towards execution. I am also a well- organized …

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F Is For Fearless #DecodingMidlife

An adjective; ‘showing lack of fear’ is being fearless. I am a very fearful person. I am always apprehensive and fearful of the outcome while attempting anything new. However, Research says 80 % of our fears are just in our minds. Yes, that is true! Think about it.  If I look back, very few of …

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E Is For Excuse #DecodingMidlife

The definition of excuse(noun) means ‘A reason or explanation given to justify a mistake or offence’. ‘Making Excuses is a bad habit.’ I keep repeating this to my daughter as a gospel that needs to be imbibed in her life. But today I am facing a dilemma. Will I always practice what I preach to my daughter? …

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D Is For Dance #DecodingMidlife

Oxford Dictionary defines Dance as “A series of movements and steps that are usually performed to music”. But dictionary meanings can’t capture the essence of what the word would actually mean for a person. When I was around 12 years old, I started training for Indian classical dance form – Bharatanatyam.  But as soon as …

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C Is For Calm #DecodingMidlife

I am sure we all know what Calm means. Calm means not showing or feeling nervousness, anger, or other strong emotions. But can we always control our emotions? Or Should we not express our emotions? I don’t have answers and I am looking out for them. That’s why C is for Calm for me as …

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B Is For Beauty #DecodingMidlife

Beauty is defined as a combination of qualities, such as shape, colour, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight. When I look into the mirror, I see fine lines, a strand of grey hair, few black spots. Signs of ageing! Is it pleasing to the sight? Might be for some, as they …

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A Is For Ambition #DecodingMidlife

Ambition is defined as a strong desire to do or achieve something. However, Ambition holds a different meaning for me. I took up my first job when I was 20 years old. This was the year 2000. I had completed graduation and worked at Wipro-Net as a customer support executive. Does anyone remember ‘dial-up connections? …

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A – Z Challenge – Theme Reveal Post

A to Z Challenge is aspirational for me. It is a means to raise my self- esteem, to raise my self -confidence and to prove to myself that ‘Yes’! I can write consistently. Confidently and with hope I signed up for the challenge but was initially confused about the theme. While contemplating the topics, I …

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