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Seline Shenoy

Blogger/Podcaster/Reporter/Content Creator

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Seline Shenoy is a passionate blogger, podcaster, reporter and content creator, who focuses on psychology & personal growth, wellness, social & global issues, and history. As the writer and founder of The Dream Catcher, a blog community that encourages people to live their ideal life, Shenoy’s inspirational message has been attracting thousands of people worldwide since 2014. She is a regular contributor to a variety of publications including Forbes, NBC, MindBodyGreen, Elite Daily, Medium, and Life Hack.

Reviving Creativity in America: What Institutions Are Doing to Boost Innovation

Many experts believe that American innovation has been on the decline. Yet, creativity is learnable, and institutions across the country have been taking action to reverse this trend in waning innovation. Companies such as The Walt Disney Co. have fostered creativity in their organization by adopting practices such as brainstorming, storyboarding and approaching problems with a child-like sensibility. Many educational institutions are breaking away from the emphasis on standardized testing in...

Cult Culture in America

Even though the Jonestown Massacre occurred over 40 years ago, it is a tale of warning that is still relevant today. The NXVIM sex-cult scandal, numerous right-wing inspired mass shootings and the allegations made against the Church of Scientology, indicate that cult culture is still alive in America. In an online age, it’s not hard to get mixed up with cults and extremist groups, even if a person is perfectly content in their life.

'They Don't Tell You How To Get Old'

In Los Angeles, low-income seniors face increasing stress. Many never made enough money during their working years to build a retirement account and now must primarily survive on monthly Social Security checks. The problem: the cost of living keeps rising, but Social Security payments stay flat. LA County offers a robust network of public, private and non-profit resources that fill some gaps, but the network can be difficult to access, and it is stretched thin.

The Rise of Enlightenment: How New Age Has Become a Source of Meaning for Millennials

Hopping on the New Age bandwagon has become not only acceptable but popular among millennials. For many, it provides a viable alternative to the rigid structures of institutionalized religion by offering freedom and flexibility to form their own beliefs and practices. New Age spirituality is also rooted in the ideal of self-empowerment and self-discovery, two important values to millennials. Businesses and practitioners have responded to the growing popularity by selling a variety of...

Arc Publishing
Finding Solutions to Cyberbullying

The research shows there has been an uptick in online bullying, while the number of students who report being bullied have remained the same since 2018. Girls are three times more likely than boys to be harassed on the internet and text messaging, according the study.

It’s No Hocus-Pocus: How the Magic Castle Helps Magicians Preserve The Wonder of Their Craft

Welcome to the Magic Castle, a legendary institution in Los Angeles that is a second home to magicians and magic-lovers. An exclusive members-only establishment, it provides a platform for the global magician community to work together to preserve their craft and hone their skills. AMA lives by the creed “Magic First,” and plays a major role in preserving magic’s history and promoting it as an entertainment and hobby. An epicenter for a bustling community of magicians and patrons of the...

Hollywood’s Love for Nordic Tales: Why American Filmmakers and Audiences Are Being Drawn to Norse...

Norse Gods such as Thor and Loki were added to the pantheon of characters in Marvels multi-billion-dollar franchise. The widely popular HBO TV series “Game of Thrones” was adapted from the works of George R.R. Martin, an American novelist best known for his epic fantasy novels, who drew inspiration from thematic and symbolic elements from the myths and legends of Norse mythology. The Disney Oscar-winning blockbuster, “Frozen”, is inspired by Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen’s...

Arc Publishing
Changes to the Nutrition Facts label in 2020

A new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods will become mandatory for food manufacturers effective Jan. 1, 2020. The new label will emphasize information such as serving sizes, number of calories per serving and a listing of added sugars. FDA officials say that it will help people make healthier food choices.

Nordic Treats in Los Angeles: Do L.A Diners Appreciate Good Smørrebrød?

The Gravlax restaurant is one of the few culinary gems that offer authentic Scandinavian dishes in Los Angeles. A handful of Nordic restaurants, deli’s and breweries appeal to the taste buds of local foodies, with traditional fare like Swedish meatballs, smørrebrød, pickled herring and Danish pastries. They have faced challenges in competing with a range of Mexican, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, American restaurants and food trends that are popular among L.A. residents.

Arc Publishing
Buyer beware: Deceptive tactics digital retailers use on online shoppers

The holiday shopping season is officially in full gear. Many shoppers took advantage of online bargains and deep discounts over the Thanksgiving holiday during Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. As millions of consumers continue to search for great deals, however, they need to watch out for misleading tactics used by digital retailers.

The Norwegian Seamen's Church: A Heart-Centered Harbor for SoCal’s Norwegian Community

Ever since the Norwegian Seamen’s Church opened in its present location in San Pedro, Ca. in 1951, it has served as a religious and cultural center for Norwegians living in California. Initially built to serve weary and homesick sailors aboard ships that visited San Pedro harbor from Nordic ports, the church has evolved into a community center that serves as a secondary home for local Scandinavians.

Arc Publishing
Disney Officially Launches it's Streaming TV service Disney+

Disney launched its highly anticipated new streaming service Disney+ on Tuesday. Reactions about the Disney+ launch are mixed. While Disney fans are thrilled about the wide selection of movies and TV shows that are now available to them, some other TV viewers say that they will be sticking with other streaming TV options such as Netflix, Apple TV and Amazon Prime TV.

Bridging Cultural Differences: How Swedish Immigrants Adjust to the American Workplace

Sweden is a social democracy where there is a large emphasis on work-life balance and maintaining an equal society. Swedish employees moving to work in the U.S, who are used to Swedish work benefits and the management style, have to adapt and change their expectations when they transition to work in the United States. They have to navigate these differences and meet the requirements of the role so that productivity is not compromised and miscommunication is minimized.

Arc Publishing
Devin Sloane sentenced to four months in prison

Devin Sloane, Los Angeles businessman and a defendant in the national bribery scheme was sentenced to four months in prison, fined $95,000 and given 500 hours of community service by a U.S. District Judge in Boston Tuesday. Prosecutors had recommended a year and a day of jail time, saying Sloane showed a "breathtaking disregard for basic principles of good parenting and common decency."

The Dream Catcher Podcast

The Dream Catcher is a place where you'll receive a boost of inspiration, practical advice and tools to maximize your success and personal happiness. And that's not all - you'll also get plenty of guidance on how you can use your gifts, talents and compass...

Possibility Change
How I Made Peace with My Cultural Identity

One of the most challenging questions that I am often asked is, "Where are you from?" My usual disconcerting reply is, "Do you want the short or the long version?" It's always a challenge to respond to this question when you don't feel a sense of loyalty or affiliation to a specific culture or place of origin.

How to be Grateful for Your Life without Getting Too Complacent - FinerMinds

Over the last couple of decades, gratitude has become a popular buzz word in the field of self-empowerment. Being grateful is now considered to be one of the most effective ways to create an abundant and joyful state of mind. By simply paying attention to our blessings, we can instantly get rid of unpleasant feelings of lack and dissatisfaction.

OMTimes Magazine
Feeling Stuck? Experience Freedom

"Everything can be taken from a man but one last thing: the last of human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way." -Viktor E. Frankle, Man's Search for Meaning A Look Into Experiencing Freedom...

NBC News
Yes, you can learn to love your body (even in a bathing suit)

You should be thin but also curvy. Your lips should be full. Your skin shouldn't look too "made up," yet still be radiant and without visible trace of pores. Your eyebrows should be thick yet cleanly defined and your hair should show no evidence that you encounter weather, unless it's at the beach.

World of Psychology
Becoming More Conscious of Your Social Media Diet

We're living in an age of hyper-connectivity where social media is being widely used by almost every age group in the world. It's connected people from all corners of the planet and given us the opportunity to have global conversations about practically any subject, event, or news piece.

Healthy Magazine
Igniting the Beauty Revolution

The pressure of living up to society's expectations of beauty is real and a widespread epidemic. It doesn't matter if they are stay-at-home moms in their 40s or 20-something runway models-it's irrefutably apparent that every single woman, at some point, struggles with accepting her physical appearance, overcoming self-doubt and feeling comfortable in her own skin, ...

Yes, You Can Be TOO Grateful. How To Make Gratitude Work For You

Being grateful is one of the most effective ways to create an abundant and joyful state of mind. By simply acknowledging our blessings, we can instantly cure unpleasant feelings of dissatisfaction. It should come as no surprise then that research has found links between gratitude and increased optimism, decreased depression, and fewer physical ailments.

Elite Daily
5 Steps You Can Take Now If You Still Have No Idea What Your Passion Is

During most of human history, professional roles were simplistic, limited and straightforward. It's only during the last couple of decades that we have seen an explosion of career possibilities. Today, we have the freedom to choose amongst countless potential career paths.

3 Surprising Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Own Happiness

3 Surprising Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Own HappinessBy Seline ShenoyIf you ever ask people what they want most out of their life, one of the most common responses you will get is this: "I just want to be happy."The search for true happiness has been an ongoing quest for many and continues to elude most of us.

Feel Competitive Or Jealous? Here's How To Channel Your Energy Positively

Unfortunately, we live in a world where competition is accepted as a way of life by most people. It seems to exist in all facets of society, from the workplace to the dating world. Don't get me wrong - competition can be fun and stimulating, as long as it doesn't activate our shadow side.

Is Social Media the Bad Guy? Redefining Beauty in a Digital World

We're living in an age of hyper-connectivity where social media is being widely used by almost every age group in the world. It's connected people from all corners of the planet and given us the opportunity to have global conversations about practically any subject, event, or news piece.

Global Love
Codependency & Control

"We'll never be able to experience true inner peace if our minds are constantly gripping on the hand bars of the roller coaster of life, trying to anticipate all the falls, twists and turns... Making peace with reality is the kindest thing we can do for ourselves."

Global Love
"5 Amazing Ways That Love Can Transform Us" by Seline Shenoy

For centuries, philosophers, poets, intellectuals and biologists have attempted to capture the true essence of love. They tried to understand the mysterious alchemy that causes the seismic shift within us whenever we experience the first blush of love. All of these attempt to capture the ambiguity and subtlety of the ethereal nature of such a delicate yet powerful emotion.

Global Love
4 Benefits of Making Peace With Things You Can't Control

By Seline Shenoy "Anything you can't control is teaching you how to let go." - Jackson Kiddard Have you ever wanted something/someone so badly but you felt like you couldn't do anything about it? How would you describe your state during those times?

Global Love
"How to Trust the Timing of Events in Your Life"

By Seline Shenoy If you observe animals, you'll notice that most of them possess an uncanny sense of timing, which comes from their survival instincts. Many species of birds, wildebeest, zebras and gazelles somehow sense when they need to migrate to a different area so that they can find greener pastures.

Why Women Still Feel Valued by their Looks and How to Change That

The natural tendency for a woman to derive a dominant part of her identity and self-worth from her physical appearance has its roots in historical times, when women depended on marriage for their long-term security. A woman had to groom herself on all levels to attract a man and win his affections to ensure her financial stability, and in some cases, her survival.
Learn How To Create & Stick With Your New Year's Resolutions!

The Most Effective Way to Create and Stick with Your New Year's Resolutions The New Year signifies a time when most of us are ready to turn the pages in our lives to begin a brand new chapter. We are presented with a new set of 365 pages to continue writing the story of our lives.

Dumb Little Man
How A Broken Heart Can Be Your Biggest Teacher

Losing someone you love, either through a death or a breakup, is arguably one of the most painful experiences a person has to endure. It is particularly challenging during the initial stages. I like to compare it to the drowsiness and uncomfortable sensations a patient experiences right after having a surgery.

Dumb Little Man
How to Really Love Yourself From the Inside Out

The concept of self-love and total body acceptance has become such ubiquitous topics that they seem almost trite and common. But do you really know how to really love yourself? I know, from first-hand experience, that the road to self-love is a potential minefield for the unwary.
Master The Most Powerful Tool To Get Anything!

The Law of Attraction has taken center stage in the world of self improvement, over the past few years. The massively successful book "The Secret" further escalated its popularity to unprecedented levels.

Ladders | Business News & Career Advice
'I don't feel pretty' ... Why aren't positivity movements working?

Many young girls and women today are prone to having strong bouts of insecurity about their looks and how they are perceived by others. They're also strongly inclined to deriving a dominant part of their identity and self-worth from their physical appearance.

BuzzFeed Community
10 Ways To Feel Beautiful From The Inside Out

There isn't anything inherently wrong with having a desire to look good and enhancing our appearances. The problem arises when we attach our self-worth to how much attention we receive from others based on our physical appearance. To avoid this mindset, we need to redefine what it means to be a beautiful woman.

Parenting Pointers: Beauty Redefined

A massive cultural shift is underway for women across the nation-brought center stage this week when the Miss America competition scrapped the swimwear segment, no longer judging candidates "based on physical appearance." But will this redefine beauty, or is it just a publicity stunt?

The Ugly Truth: Why Do Women Have A Negative Self-Image?

We've reach an ideal time in human history, to shift from the old paradigm of beauty where a woman's worth was based solely on her physical appearances to a more progressive outlook where we consider all aspects of her being - her goals, talents, aspirations, values, morals and compassion for others

Style Station
10 Tips To Make You Beautiful From the Inside Out

With the burgeoning of the beauty, fitness and cosmetic surgery industries, women now have an abundance of opportunities to take control of their appearances-by either enhancing or changing things about themselves with which they aren't satisfied. Having the freedom to alter our appearances brings us a sense of power.

10 Personal Development Goals for Success and Happiness

Success is like an elusive rainbow that we chase our whole lives. Every time we get close, it appears to fade into the distant horizon. After numerous futile attempts, we begin to wonder, will we ever get there? But this doesn't have to be the case.

Downtown Magazine
How Social Media and Body Confidence are Closely Intertwined

As we progress further and further into the Digital Age, social media is becoming even more prevalent within our day-to-day lives. Think about it: when is the last time you went somewhere of interest without snapping a picture and posting it on Instagram or Facebook? Did you even really go if you didn't share it?

Empowering Women to Choose Healthier Relationships

Over the past century, there has been considerable progress when it comes to the rights and liberties that have been granted to women. Today, most women have the freedom to create a life that is based on their own terms when it comes to their career, personal lives and vocations.

10 Things to Do If You're Feeling Hopeless About Your Future

Success is like an elusive rainbow that we chase our whole lives. Every time we get close, it appears to fade into the distant horizon. After numerous futile attempts, we begin to wonder, will we ever get there? But this doesn't have to be the case.

Opinion: Is it necessary to care about what society thinks?

We are taught: What will others think? In my opinion, I sometimes care about what my family and relatives think about me due to the age difference and the difference between our experience, so I have to act according to what pleases them, simply out of respect and the dynamics of our relationship.

Opinion: Don't worry, you'll find someone!

"Don't worry, you'll find someone!" is the immediate response you expect from people discovering that an adult woman is single for a long period of time. Why is it that we assume she is unhappy, unlucky in love or looking for a partner?

Opinion: Smartphones: addiction or necessity?

Dubai: It's almost become an extension of your arm - the ever present smartphone, equally loved and hated by all. In a 2016 survey, around two thirds of British people admitted that they would feel lost, unhappy or anxious without their smartphone.

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