Whispered Melodies : A Journey Through Verses
A Journey Through Verses
"Whispers Melodies - A Journey through Verses" is a collection of English poems written by Neerja Bhatnagar. With profound insight and heartfelt expressions, Neerja takes readers on a poetic journey that explores the interconnectedness of nature, emotions, and the human soul.
The book immerses readers in the enchanting beauty of the natural world, where Neerja skillfully weaves words to paint vivid imagery. Neerja's poems beautifully evoke the vast array of emotions nature can evoke within us. Beyond the realm of nature, the poet delves deep into the intricacies of human emotions, exploring the tapestry of joy, sorrow, love, and longing. With exquisite sensitivity, Neerja's verses evoke empathy and resonance, offering solace and understanding to readers who have experienced similar emotional landscapes. Her poems serve as a bridge between hearts, reminding us that we are not alone in our experiences and that our emotions connect us to one another in profound ways.
Handbook of Lifeskills – Your Personal Lifecoach
Your Personal Life Coach
Swarnali Nath on https://www.amazon.in/ wrote:
The Handbook of Life Skills by Neerja Bhatnagar is a self-help book that delves into the essential life skills required for survival and living a fulfilling life. I approached this book expecting it to be a generic self-help guide filled with advice and techniques. However, as I progressed through the chapters, I quickly realised that it offered something unique- segregated, bit-sized intellect on how to manage one’s life.
While many of us are familiar with various skills necessary for day-to-day living, this book categorises them as life skills encompassing communication, empathy, time management, critical thinking, problem-solving, and more. The author skilfully explores 20 key life skills essential for leading a happy and healthy life. What stood out to me was the author’s effective use of representative examples in each chapter.
Writing a self-help book is an art, and few possess the ability to deliver it with creativity. I can confidently say that this book is a wise choice for anyone seeking to begin understanding the importance of practicing different life skills to achieve success in all aspects of life—be it personal, professional, social, mental, or emotional.
One common advantage I noticed throughout the book is that pursuing these life skills has the power to build a solid foundation for personal growth and development. By embracing these skills, individuals can enhance their abilities, navigate challenges, and lead a more purposeful life.
Another notable aspect of this book is how the author shares actionable steps to develop specific life skills and highlights their advantages in our daily lives. I found it helpful to jot down my takeaways from the book and follow the provided instructions to actively practice these skills and reap their benefits. The author’s eloquent descriptions of essential skills such as critical reasoning, empathy, emotional intelligence, innovation, self-care, and personal branding serve as gentle reminders of their significance in our daily routines, which we often overlook.
This book acts as a valuable guide, equipping us with the necessary life skills to combat challenges, manage stress, and cultivate resilience. If readers seek to explore and practice basic life skills regularly, this book is definitely worth a read. It offers valuable insights and practical steps towards personal growth and building a strong and well-rounded personality.
One thing that I liked about this book is the author has shared steps to develop that particular life skill and the advantages of using this in our daily life.
For me, it becomes easier to note down my takeaways from this book and follow the instructions to practice these life skills to get the best out of them.
Additionally, the author has beautifully described some vital things like critical reasoning, empathy, emotional intelligence, innovation skills, self-care skills, personal branding skills, etc. which we occasionally forget to involve in our daily life. Therefore, this book is a reminder for us to use basic life skills as equipment to fight against the odds and build resilience.
This book is like a handy guide for those who want to know about the basic life skills to learn. Life skills are important to cope with stress, overcome challenges, and build a strong personality.
Therefore, if the readers want to learn about basic life skills and steps to practice them regularly, it could be a good read for them.
The Second Innings
Retirement is a new ball game of life. Everyone knows the precise retirement date as this is fixed on the day one is born. Sadly, not many are prepared for it.
I have seen many people around me, who are struggling to find their purpose in life after retirement. The purpose of life earlier was earning a livelihood, raising a family, and seeing children settle. With better healthcare facilities and awareness, the lifespan has increased. The average life in urban India is approximately 80+ years now. While in rural India, it is found to have increased to approximately 70+ years. With this rough calculation, a person has around twenty years after retirement before he breaths his last. This is a long period to live and it would be good if one plans for this life instead of waiting for death.
This book is an effort to help you find a new direction to live a better life in your sunset years. One of the major objectives and intentions to write this book was to help retired elders (Indian middle-class in particular) in general. It will help you to find your “ikigai” in these golden years of life!
Anuradha Shetty on https://therealinfluencer.wordpress.com/ wrote:
This book starts with a story of an old man who deals with his retirement period and goes there by explaining in details of old age
There is no age to be grateful for whatever you have in life. Being grateful and expressive about gratitude is a virtue that will help anyone to be a positive person.
The chapter on “Being independent in Golden Years” exhorts the reader to be practical and take help wherever required changes are necessary to adapt the financially secured retirement with some freedom.
It also gives tips like timing (Smart watch tracking) your daily physical activity, engaging in mental activities such as taking classes for students, learning a new skill, being social since friends keep us young and volunteering for social cause. Also this book has various kind of emotions and feelings that undergone by each individual at their golden retirement life, a new direction to live a better life in your sunset years.
how one must go through the changes especially the queen of the home , how she tackles this situation when comes for retirement and how she manage everything is also matters is mentioned beautifully here. how one should take care of themselves also matters and how partners should understand each other mental state , how young ones should take care of their parents , etc like more list goes on ..
The book has clear instructions and suggestions from how to plan your retirement year to how to create a senior safe house. I think it is a must-read for everyone, young or old to understand aging
Overall, I loved this book and will recommend it to all.
Aging is a silent process. We don’t realize that with each passing day we are one step closer to getting old. Many of us who are blessed to have happy life don’t realize until a minor or major ailment comes along to be embraced as a new normal.
Also, many who had a difficult life in their younger days might not have the financial security to quit working and give their body some much-needed rest.
Whatever the situation you are in, Neerja Bhatnagar has compiled a guidebook for your Second Innings. The Second Innings is a must-read book to understand what life is or could be after retirement, more precisely after you cross that age of 60.
Neeraja Bhatnagar has compiled the best experiences of her life including the experiences of her father who is over 80 years old.
The book has clear instructions and suggestions from how to plan your retirement year to how to create a senior safe house. I think it is a must-read for everyone, young or old to understand aging.