Do you love YOU?

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From the desk of Dr Nandita Shah

We live in a competitive world where we face criticism and comparison. We have been told by our parents that we are wrong. Our teachers struggle with curriculums and cannot devote time to personality development. Our society moulds the way we think. Our “profit-at-any-cost” economy converts most of us into slaves. We work to achieve our materialist dreams instead of fulfiling our spiritual purpose.

A lie repeated often enough takes in our mind the form of truth. It’s not easy to shift ones perspective after a lifetime of conditioning. But once we realise that we are paying for this perspective with our happiness and health, it becomes vital.

YOU are the only one who controls. Do you love yourself enough to put only high quality thoughts in your mind and high quality foods in your body? Do you love yourself enough to look after yourself before looking after everything else in the world? If not, it’s not too late for a paradigm shift. It’s worth it!


Celebrate your life by Dr Nandita Shah

Delusion is disease, Awareness is cure. Take out 3 minutes to hear Dr Nandita Shah who spoke at The Celebrate Your Life conference in Mumbai in 2011.

Strawberry Tart:

Sweeten your day with this amazing raw strawberry tart which is easy to make and too delicious not to experience!

Ingredients for crust

  • 1 cup raw almonds

  • 1/2 cup large dates, pitted

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • Pinch of salt

Ingredients for cream

  • 1 cup cashews, soaked 2-4 hours and drained

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1/4 date paste

  • 2 tbsp lime juice

Ingredients for topping

  • 2 cups sliced strawberries


In a food processor, pulse the almonds into a flour. Add the dates, vanilla extract and salt. Pulse until the mixture begins to clump together. Press firmly and evenly into a 9 inch springform pan. Set aside in the refrigerator. In a blender combine the cream ingredients until smooth. Pour the cream over the crust and assemble the strawberries.

Serves 5-6

Food for Thought


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 It’s all about loving yourself

There is a tremendous connection between our health and how we feel about ourselves. How we behave with each other is a reflection of how we feel about ourselves. If we could all start loving ourselves, we may actually start an epidemic of health!

Many of us believe that we are worthy of love only when we lose the weight or get a great job or a partner. However if you don’t love yourself today, then you are unlikely to love yourself tomorrow, as the reasons never end. Loving oneself is a choice one can make today. Embrace yourself, forgive and heal, for a beautiful healthy life awaits you.

Read on for some tips on how to get you loving the most important being in your life – yourself

1. Make a list

Yes, take out a pen and a paper and write down at least 25 good things about you and stick it in a place where you can see it regularly.

2. Check your inner voice

Get aware of what you say to yourself. It’s too important to ignore. Would you allow anyone to tell you – you are useless, good-for-nothing, ugly, fat or more? Then why do you say it to yourself?

3. Accept yourself

Each one of us is special in our own way. You don’t have to do what others are doing. Celebrate your own uniqueness.

4. Distance yourself from those who bring you down

Your friends in life should motivate, inspire and respect you.  Check your circle. Who are you listening to?

5. Forgive your past self

It’s over! Let it go…

6. Be Grateful

One who is grateful, is never unhappy.

7. Take out time for yourself

Do something everyday that you love – cook a new dish, cycle, read a book, watch that movie, indulge in a puzzle, go to the garden, paint, get a massage….so many options!

8. Learn something new

Explore new ideas through activities, books, groups, initiatives etc.

9. Believe in yourself

Everything is possible!  You just have to believe it.

10. Loosen up

Smile, laugh, enjoy….don’t take everything so seriously.

11. Be loving and kind to others

What you give out, comes back to you…

12. Be on healthy diet

Have green smoothies, lots of organic fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid junk…

This newsletter was compiled by SHARAN Associate Reyna K Rupani, who is based in Mumbai. She facilitates the Six Weeks to Health & Weight loss program and also conducts Health talks for schools, groups, corporates and more. Find out how she has benefited in so many ways by going on a whole plant-based diet here

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