Saturday-Pentacle – Week 21 – 2017

Saturday-Pentacle, Week 21 Issue


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Saturday-Pentacle - Week 21 - 2017


App I’m enjoying using –

Werdsmith

Journaling is something which everyone should do on daily basis. As I got introduced to daily journaling through Tim Ferriss’s podcast, I was really fascinated by the morning pages routine told by Tim. Journaling usually sounded to me like a teenage girl’s thing, but as I read through Tim’s blog post, it got me converted. I started journaling from that very day (almost one year ago) and I started with a physical notebook where I will jot down the morning feelings and things happened the previous day/night.

To my surprise, it felt great to jot down the things from previous days, believe me or not I started getting great ideas which I had lost jotting down the previous day, or sometimes they came out of the blue just because I was writing my thoughts.

After a few weeks, I got introduced to Werdsmith app through another podcast or blog (i think it was Aileen Xu from lavendaire.com) but not very sure. I downloaded this app and immediately fell in love with the minimalist approach. This app is specifically designed for writers as it doesn’t have any other frills like capturing or saving photos or any other media for that matter. You can start a project and inside the project, you can write your journal entries. What extra it provides is the word count and lets you keep track of how much you have written. You can also set a daily word goal. I kept it at around 500 words then slowly graduated to 1000 and 1500 words. Oh boy, I kept up with writing for months and months on this app and still, it’s one of my favorites in the notes/writing apps.

Just in case if I got you curious, you can go check out this app –

  • iTunes App Store (for iPhone users).
  • Android Play Store –  This app is not yet available for Android platform.

My most popular Instagram post recently

Sepal on the sand!

In the golden hour lying on the sand, I saw this sepal, lying there in the sand and passing a mesmerizing shadow, it was eternally beautiful. ⠀

Hey, Petals! don’t be proud, the sepal is still beautiful without you.


Article(s) I’m enjoying (and pondering)

How to Keep Feces Out of Your Bloodstream (or Lose 10 Pounds in 14 Days)– As I’m experimenting with different types of diets. Paleo is certainly one of them and this article by Robb Wolf on Tim Ferriss’s blog is an amazing piece of information on Paleo and a gives a head start if you want to start with a diet that’s actually the ‘The Original Human Diet’ as stated by Robb.

This diet method basically comes in an overlap with low carb diet, restricts all the processed foods (processed pasta, noodles etc), dairy (some dairy items). It actually takes you back to the stone age diet where humans hunted for their food or ate the veggies which nature provided. Ancient humans didn’t farm or made any processed foods, so this diet eliminates all of that crap. The benefits of this diet is you’ll be eating very less carbs, high protein and a good amount of Fat. Why? Well, because turns out, scientifically carbs are something, if eaten in high amount, starts supplying the energy needed for body and then Fat which should be used as energy provider, becomes idle and sits over your guts and makes into that nasty tummy.

Note for vegetarians – Paleo diet has a good amount of meats involved, but as I’m a vegeterian myself, I found out there is a superb amount of resources available online for the vegetarian options. One of them is this one. For example, you can replace one egg with one tablespoon of chia seeds in 1/4 cup of water.

What kind of diet’s you have experimented with? Please share in the comments section below.


What I’m reading/watching/listening to

UNREMARKABLE – Saw this 10 minutes short film on Vimeo (Staff Pick), there was just 3-4 scenes but it blew my mind away, I was flabergasted for few moments.

Note – This is a MATURE video and contents some graphics (dead nudes and postmortem scenes) so don’t watch it if you below 21 or a weak hearted person.


Quote I’m pondering on lately –

“Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.”

— Napolean Hill


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 20 – 2017

Saturday-Pentacle, Week 20 Issue


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App I’m enjoying using –

Zero – Fasting Tracker

I’ve been experimenting with different kind of fasting techniques and as I follow a few biohackers, I got to know about the Zero app (named for the amount of food you eat while fasting) through Kevin Rose. This app helps people who are fasting by offering specific sunset times to sync eating with their circadian rhythm. You can also use custom intermittent fasting durations or pick two days a week for reduced caloric intake.

Why fasting you ask.

Fasting is a good way to switching back to a normal healthy eating routine after a chaos by traveling or a family event or anything disrupting your eating routine. What got me fascinated about Fasting is that some researches show that it prevents Cancer!

All the other benefits of fasting are covered in a wonderful video series by Dr. Rhonda Patrick, where she interviews scientists Dr. Valter Longo, Dr. Satchin Panda, and Dr. Ruth Patterson. I highly recommend that you watch all three of these videos if you’re new to fasting.

Just in case if I got you curious, you can go check out this app –

  • iTunes App Store (for iPhone users).
  • Android Play Store –  This app is not yet available for Android platform.

My most popular Instagram post recently

Tulle filament!

it is nothing, really,⠀
a mordant for the soul, a tulle filament⠀
twitching in a raincoat of lightning….

Piece of Poem taken from “The Biography of a Wish:” by Janette at hellopoetry.com⠀


Article(s) I’m enjoying (and pondering)

10 Digital Workplace Trends Shaping the Future of Work – An Interesting article based on a report which was a result of a study based on various organizations and employees surveying about Digital Workplace. This article implies that the digital workplace as we know it and are adapting to, might not necessarily be taking us to a more productive direction. You’ll also learn from this article what’s in the future of the Digital workplace culture.


What I’m reading/watching/listening to

Once, This Island Had Just One Tree—Look at It Now – A really fascinating video about an Island which had just one tree (literally) and now has been transformed into an example of terraforming a landscape.

This transformation started in the 19th century when Joseph Dalton Hooker saw this Island as a blank canvas, ready to serve as home to an ecosystem of his own making.

Ascension Island was quite barren when Charles Darwin visited but it, and he had little good to say about the remote, rocky place. But Joseph Dalton Hooker saw the opportunity and took it.

Watch this fascinating NatGeo video to see the island yourself.


Quote I’m pondering on lately –

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

― Theodore Roosevelt


Before you leave….Check out my latest Q&A Tuesday podcast (audio) post, where I answer a few questions sent by you guys (my readers) every week.

Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Q&A Tuesday – 2

Q&A Tuesday – 2

Question is the new answer! Please enjoy and don’t forget to ask questions!

Transcript from the podcast –

It’s Q&A Tuesday! So we have 3 New questions for this week!

Q1. Whether should I give up what I am looking for my career or keep on trying? Currently, i am not able to decide anything and i think my career is messed up. How to plan everything?

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 19 – 2017

Saturday-Pentacle, Week 19 Issue

Hello friends!

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Recent update: As the main purpose of this exclusive mailer is to provide quality reading and content, hence after reading your feedbacks and doing my own analysis, I’ve removed a few sections and cleared out some clutter from Saturday-Pentacle. Because it’s all about mindfulness and minimalism.

I’ll keep on shuffling the current sections as and when it will feel relevant.

Be well,
Himanshu

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App I’m enjoying using –

Runtastic Heart Rate Monitor & Pulse Tracker

I’m a fitness enthusiast. Ok, I’m actually a little more than an enthusiast. I keep trying different health tracking devices or apps as they show up. ‘Runtastic Heart Rate Monitor and pulse tracker’ is an app which I’m using from past few years and I’ve seen it coming together amazingly that now it has become a benchmark app in heart rate monitoring. It uses your camera and flashlight to see the blood flow in your finger and monitor your heart beat and pulse from there. Such an innovation.

It is so helpful if you want to just casually keep track of your heartbeat or if you are having high bp or heart-related illness. However, please note this is not a medically recommended app from doctors, the heart rate monitor found in a hospital will give you exact reading legally and otherwise. But this app is helpful.

Just in case if I got you curious, you can go check out this app –


My most popular Instagram post recently

Look inside and you’ll see!

Cool graffiti at Shivaji Park.


Article(s) I’m enjoying (and pondering)

3 Household Names That Will Disappear Because of Uber’s Self-Driving Cars – I talk about perspective all the time, but this report rather a piece of research by James Altucher is fascinating and an eye opener. It makes you think about the future which is already upon us and how we can benefit out of it. Great read!


What I’m reading/watching/listening to

Make It Count – I’ve been obsessed with Casey Neistat from past few years and this is one of the videos which catapulted him on the viral media horizon. But I’m glad that it’s not a cat video but a really inspiring and motivational. Plus it’s not at all boring, in fact, it may be one of the most amazing videos you might ever see.

‘Make It Count’ video is all about going into the unknown, doing what you love and loving the hustle. So go on and make it count.


Quote I’m pondering on lately –

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”

― Helen Keller


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 18 – 2017

Saturday-Pentacle, Week 18 Issue

Hello friends!

If you are reading this for the first time, Welcome! Please get an introduction to Saturday-Pentacle by clicking here.

Recent update: As the main purpose of this exclusive mailer is to provide quality reading and content, hence after reading your feedbacks and doing my own analysis, I’ve removed a few sections and cleared out some clutter from Saturday-Pentacle. Because it’s all about mindfulness and minimalism.

I’ll keep on shuffling the current sections as and when it will feel relevant.

Be well,
Himanshu

PS. – I’m on Instagram


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App I’m enjoying using –

VSCO — photo editor and community

If you are a photographer who cherishes the old school film style photography, this app is for you. This app is for you. You can color grade your photos with the help of this app in the old school film camera formats. This app also offers Instagram-like filters but with more precise control on atomic levels.

Just in case if I got you curious, you can go check out this app –


My most popular Instagram post recently

On the road

When there is no destination…
Journey is the destination…


Article(s) I’m enjoying (and pondering)

Jeff Bezos explains the perfect way to make risky business decisions – Very interesting article from Business Insider on Amazon’s chief Jeff Bezos strategy on making risky business decisions. But I feel, taking the risky business decisions depends on your/your company’s risk appetite as well. If you are not having resources like Amazon (or a big company for that matter) at your disposal, making a very risky business decision can throw you out from the game in one shot. So you have to think it from your own perspective as well before making that sort of decision with your business. However I love the strategy of “Disagree and commit” stated by Jeff.


What I’m reading/watching/listening to

36 Hours in Mumbai, India – A New York times article by Sarah Khan about our very own Mumbai city from the 36 hours series, which explores different cities in 36 hours. Loved the quirkiness of this article covering 12 important things including culinary hints, fashion fixes, and local musings.

Read on if you are a traveler or love Bombay or even are just curious about Bombay.


Quote I’m pondering on lately –

“Stillness is the altar of spirit.”

― Paramahansa Yogananda


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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  1. Have something I should be covering? Reply to this email.
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