Tea with Maadhavi

Hello and welcome to ‘Tea with Maadhavi’! If you have been following me for a while, you would know that this blog space was ‘My Pretty Sydney’.  I changed the blog’s name last month because I want the freedom to write about topics other than Sydney.  I want to write about travel, mindfulness and meditation, […]

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The Art of Hygge in the Summer in Sydney

It’s the first week of December and I’m wondering how in the world that happened.  The last few months, especially, have been a blur of travel (for fun, and not-so-fun reasons) and lots of work.  In fact, this last weekend was the first weekend I’ve been in Sydney in 7 weeks! Needless to say, I’m […]

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How I Lost Weight Healthily and Became Happier 

There have been a few times in my life when I didn’t exercise or eat well and gained weight as a result.  One of these times was when I first moved to Hong Kong and I really packed on the kilos going from a size 8 to 12.  I was already starting to put on […]

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7 Easy Ways to Feel Better After a Bad Day

Knowing how to pick myself up after a bad day was important when I was living abroad, away from my family and close friends and working in a job I didn’t like. I figured out some ways to make me instantly happy again, to forget about the day and stay positive. I still use these […]

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5 Tips for a Great Morning Routine

You can also read this post on Bond Twenty.  I only realized how important it is to have a great morning routine when I moved to Hong Kong in my mid-20s for a stressful job in financial services. Breakfast was usually the only meal I ate at home so I would wake up a little earlier […]

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