Keeping Life Simple, Authentic and Holisitic
Why Everyday Gyaan?
What’s the meaning behind the name Everyday Gyaan, you might ask? Everyday – talking about things that happen in day to day life…… Gyaan – a Sanskrit word that means ‘wisdom’ or ‘knowledge’. Together they represent what this blog is about – drawing meaning, learning and inspiration from the ordinary and everyday events of life.
What makes Everyday Gyaan?
The Everyday Gyaan journey began in early 2009 and I have been constantly experimenting with my writing and sharing until I sat down one day and decided what I really wanted this site to be about. Everyday Gyaan is all about keeping life simple, authentic and holistic. While I enjoy writing and sharing here, this website acts as guide for me to keep things real. When I share things that are happening in my life, or my perspective on things happening in the world, I want my writing to resonate with you, dear reader.
The Frangipani story….
From quite early, a frangipani flower has adorned the header of this site, simply because I found it so pretty. Later I learnt there was a symbolism behind the five petals of the flower. Supposedly they represent five qualities of necessary for psychological perfection: sincerity, faith, aspiration, devotion and surrender. These are qualities I want to have within me and radiate to the world.
~ Corinne Rodrigues
Sometimes I think we love to hold on to our pain. Perhaps, it's something that makes us comfortable. Or maybe it's something that gets us attention. Or the pain is such a part of us, that we can't imagine life without it. Holding on to it, while we should let go of...read more
I find peace from knowing that I am loved. I am loved. I've always struggled with that. Because I've always felt so unlovable. But growing up requires that you face not just the hard facts about yourself, but it requires that you be honest about everything that makes...read more
On holiday recently, I've been doing all sorts of reading. One thing I've been reading up about crystals and gemstones and healing stones. I'm wondering more and more if metaphysical elements help harmonize your life and surroundings. I'm not quite a convert yet, but...read more
Book Description of Lessons from a Difficult Person Elliston is a highly successful workshop leader and trainer, who offers wisdom learned the hard way—by experience – as well as through rigorous study and certification in many areas of professional training that aid...read more
We're celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Week (RAK) from Feb 12 - Feb 18, and I want my message to be positive. But there's so much I want to write about the whole issue of racism and religious intolerance in the US that is being fanned by Trump and his ilk. How can...read more
Ten years, this year. Yes, that's how long we've been married. We celebrated our anniversary in our quiet way - just the two of us holidaying in Goa - the place we got married in. At the end of ten years, and at the ripe old age of 52, I can say the best part of our...read more