And why read me?

Because you will feel better, I guarantee it.

Positive words, good thoughts, dot connections that bring out the chuckle inside you — when you are done reading.

P.S. These words are also records for my young daughters to read someday. Words hidden in plain sight.

Karthik Rajan is the author…

Family |Life Lessons |Parenting

I badly want to share them with my teenage daughter and I wish I knew them earlier in my life.

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I am venturing into new territory. My oldest daughter is in middle school. When I was her age, I didn’t enjoy being preached. That I remember.

I can’t recall what worried me the most then. So, I did the second best option — I researched what worries most teenagers:

  • Anxiety…

Givers, Takers, The Smart Ones and The Super Smart Ones. I wish I knew earlier — great parents fall into the last category.

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When I was young, I thought I needed to achieve.

When I was young, I was taught to be nice to others.

What I needed all along was to connect.

Why did all this come flooding back? I was recently watching something interesting on TV tidbits. Apparently, with COVID cases…

5 words, That’s it

I am a collector of hidden treasures in plain sight. Words — simple, ordinary words — used slightly differently can uplift our conversations.

1. Something vs. Anything: What I learned from Doctor’s language.

Prof. John Heritage of University of California, Los Angles studied how patients responded to a simple follow-up question, “is there anything else we need to take care…

Greed is a powerful lens, when it comes to parenting

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“Contrarians rule the world — we just don’t know most of them.”

1. Never punish grown-up kids when they are angry. Instead do this. It works.

“Use your words” are the best words when your kid is a toddler.

As they get older, do something very few parents do. Acknowledge to the kids that anger is a natural human emotion. …

5 more woman show how they are changing mindsets — as a dad of two girls, this is very heartwarming.

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Speaking is overrated. Showing things symbolically packs a punch.

As a father of two girls, I am a collector of what matters.

I am proud how these six women lead the way with the underrated truth-

“Symbols are powerful because they are the visible signs of invisible realities.”

1. A bride says — society has lost its power over me, in fact, I have the power to set the tone.

Niyati Joshi…

Karthik Rajan

Stories to fuel your mind. Theme: life’s hidden treasures in plain sight. Goal: Warm tone, solid content, crisp stories. About me: one google search away.

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