Monthly Archives: October 2011

Diwali Wishes

The name Diwali is itself a contraction of the word “Deepavali which means row of lamps.

  • May the Divine Light of Diwali Spread into your Life Peace, Prosperity, Happiness and Good Health.
  • People celebrating diwali by bursting crackers

    People celebrating diwali by bursting crackers

  • Fill the Heart with the oil of love.
    Place in it the wick of single-pointed mind.
    Light it with the Knowledge of Truth and remove
    the darkness of ignorance around you.
    Just as one lamp can light many lamps; let each
    youth kindle this Light in many hearts.
  • May you live your life like the festival of Diwali, happy healthy and wealthy.

  • May this Diwali brings you all joy, health and wealth and also this festival brighten up you and your near and dear ones lives.
  • May the Diwali light show us the way and lead us together on the path of peace and harmony.
  • Fortunate is the one who has learned to Admire, but not to envy.
    Good Wishes for a joyous Diwali and a Happy New Year with a plenty of Peace and Prosperity.
  • This Diwali, may you be blessed with good fortune as long as Ganeshji’s trunk, wealth and prosperity as big as his stomach, happiness as sweet as his ladoos and may your trouble be as small as his mouse.
  • The happiest of wishes for a Deepawali, that will be happy in every way for someone like you.

WISH U ALL A VERY HAPPY, PROSPEROUS, FANTABULOUS DIWALI 2011. Smiley

Foods to lift your mood

Some of our days will make us to feel anxious, irritable, frustrated or depressed. Here are some food items which help in boosting up your mind.

1. Bananas

Bananas are rich in natural sugars and mood-lifting nutrients helps to put a smile on your face. In addition to this banana also contains

Tryptophan – an essential amino acid which boosts serotonin levels

Magnesium – helps you to relax

Vitamin B6 – helps to relieve depression

2. Nuts

Consumption of Walnuts and Brazil nuts could be the perfect healthy way to boost up your mood. Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B6 and tryptophan in Walnuts offer you the mood boosting properties.

Brazil nuts and Walnuts

Brazil nuts and Walnuts

The nuts are also a good source of Folate also called as Vitamin B9; the deficiency of which leads to depression.

As low levels of selenium causes depression, irritability and anxiety, snacking on Brazil nuts plays a vital role in secreting selenium.

3. Vitamin B12 and Oily fish

A dose of B vitamins namely vitamins B12 and B6 helps to lift your mood. B vitamins are required for normal brain function and for producing mood boosting serotonin.

As Marmite is fortified with vitamin B12, this is a good choice of people who struggle to get their recommended intake.

Omega-3 fatty acid in oily fish is good for heart, brain health and is a good mood booster.

University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine concludes from a research that lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood make them feel moderately depressed and have a negative outlook.

4. Chocolate

Chocolate is the most favourite snack of many which includes

  • Relaxing magnesium
  • Calming anandamide
  • And pleasure-inducing phenylethylamine.

Chocolate dipped with strawberries

Chocolate dipped with strawberries


Chocolate when dipped with strawberries gives you a healthy treat with mood-boosting benefits. Being a good source of vitamin C, Strawberries helps in the production of endorphins and also contains rich mood-enhancing flavonoids.