November 2011 issue – Snakes and Ladders of your life

To celebrate five years of spreading wellbeing, we have put together a unique, first-of-its-kind game-based cover story: 100 snakes and ladders of your life.

Fab Five!

Complete Wellbeing Snakes and LaddersAwe, hope, joy, excitement, anticipation, resolve—I don’t have words to describe how I feel about Complete Wellbeing’s fifth birthday. Five years ago, Complete Wellbeing was born out of an intense desire to highlight the importance of the hidden inter-dependence of the various dimensions of an individual. It was an uphill task and, as expected, we met many a naysayer. So-called “experts” discouraged us in many ways—all attempting to convince us that such a magazine will never work.

Yet here we are, pleased to bring to you the 61st issue—with conviction greater than ever—that Complete Wellbeing is an idea whose time has come. Over the past five years we have perceived the success of the idea in numerous ways. We have been thrilled, time and again, by our readers’ articulation of their love and admiration. We have been flattered by the appearance of some clones in the market. [Didn’t someone say that imitation is the best form of flattery?] And we have smiled, whenever we have noticed how many people and companies now emphasise the need for going beyond the traditional understanding of mere “health”.

One thing we have never forgotten and never will: The support we received —and continue to receive—from our stakeholders. Readers, advertisers, institutional clients, suppliers, and printers—we express our heartfelt appreciation to you for believing in our cause.

To celebrate five years of spreading wellbeing, we have put together a unique, first-of-its-kind game-based cover story: 100 snakes and ladders of your life. We chose snakes and ladders as the theme for its universality. Also, it made for a wonderful way to remind you of which thoughts/actions of your life hurt you [snakes] and which serve you [ladders]. The scoring is for fun. But it’s also a great way to conduct a self-audit of your current wellbeing index. I invite you to play the full game—alone, or with a loved one—and write back to me about your experience.

As we step into our 6th year, we renew our commitment to bring you the very best wisdom for your complete wellbeing.

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Manoj Khatri
Manoj Khatri considers himself a student and teacher of the wisdom of love. He is also a writer-editor and has written on topics ranging from strategic marketing and business management to art, culture and even philosophy. His more than 1200 published stories—articles, interviews, full-length features—have appeared in some of the leading newspapers and magazines of India. A certified cognitive behavioural therapist, he works as a personal counsellor too. He is the author of What a thought!, a critically acclaimed book based on powerful ideas of some of the greatest thought leaders. Manoj runs Complete Wellbeing and believes that "peace begins with me".

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