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How to Create Time for Yourself When You Have a Toddler

Often, parents feel guilty about needing time apart from their kids. However, you should know that taking time out doesn’t make you a bad parent. On the contrary, creating time to take care of yourself and recharge means you’re looking after your wellbeing, and you can give the best version of yourself to your kids. On that note, this article will look at some ways that you can create time for yourself when you’ve got a toddler.... Read More...

9 Tips On How to Save Money When You Travel

How to save money while traveling? I get this question all the time. Yes, it’s easy to just show up somewhere when you’re backpacking and have no clue how much money you will be spending, especially when you travel to less expensive destinations, like Thailand. It’s so important to be able to stay within your budget while still being able to have a great time!... Read More...

Lack of Sleep and Anxiety – a Vicious Cycle You Can Escape

A proper night sleep has essential effects on health and overall well-being. Stress and anxiety also play an important role when it comes to health and well-being. Thus, managing sleep, your stress levels, and anxiety is important in leading a happier, more productive life. Sadly, both sleep and stress levels have become difficult to manage for many people across the globe.... Read More...

How to Start a Gratitude Practice and Change Your Life for Good

Gratitude practice is a natural antidepressant. When we take a moment to ask what we are grateful for, certain neural circuits are activated. Production of dopamine and serotonin increases and these neurotransmitters then travel neural pathways to the “bliss” center of the brain — similar to the mechanisms of many antidepressants. Practicing gratitude, therefore, can be a way to naturally create the same effects of medications and create feelings of contentment.... Read More...

7 Tips on How to Stay Active, Healthy and Happy

Staying active is easier than you think – you just need to know how. The secret is in the small yet meaningful things that you have to include in your life like drinking more water, riding your bike, dancing and even parking your car a bit further away than usual! It won't take too long for you to notice all the beneficial effects that start popping up in your life! Below are the tips on how to stay active, healthy and happy. ... Read More...

10 Easy Ways You Can Love Yourself More Today

You know when people break up and they feel like they're never going to find love again? Yeah, that was me not that long ago. It was then that I felt like my world has fallen. I was in pain and wanted to change this state of mind at all costs. That's how I turned to self-care to find healing. This is a story of how I've learned to love myself and why you should love yourself more too.... Read More...

The Secret to Happiness: How to Practice Mindfulness Every Day

The secret to happiness: the topic I often discuss with my coaching clients and write about in my articles.  My journey on seeking for happiness started nine years ago when I hit the rock bottom. I was depressed, I dropped out of college and had no clue what I wanted to do with my life. I felt stuck, without the hope of ever meeting the man of my dreams, and my health also started going bad.... Read More...

Why Criticizing People Never Inspires Them to Change

Do you ever criticize the people in your life, hoping it will get them to change themselves or their behavior? When people act in ways that turn you off, do you ever find fault with them by condemning them for what they’re “doing wrong”? And furthermore, have you ever stopped to consider the reasoning behind criticizing others, hoping it will change them? Or how do you react when someone criticizes you?... Read More...

How Gratitude Can Offer Perspective and Solace

My son’s response triggered a wave of emotion in me. I was glad too, to still be able to be there for him. But there is more. While there are other lessons that I could extract from this experience, such as the temporal nature of life and why one should live courageously, no lesson shone brighter to me in this instance than that of being grateful. Gratitude can offer an incredible perspective and solace.... Read More...

The Most Valuable Life Lessons from Moving to New York

"New York is not for the faint of heart. It will push you, pull you and make you wonder why you moved here in the first place. But that’s the beauty of this city. It will shape you and make you stronger, but you’ve got to be willing to struggle through it. People come to New York City with an idea that it’s all sunshine and rainbows, and leave just as quickly as they came."... Read More...

Create a Stress-Free Life Philosophy: 4 Simple Ways to Get Started

Many people who suffer from stress can live a better quality of life by choosing to reduce stress. Make the decision to create a life philosophy that it’s OK to indulge in doing, well, nothing! Life is short, and it’s not worth seeing it pass by drowning in an ocean of busyness. Integrate these tips into this philosophy to emotionally and mentally declutter your life of stressors.... Read More...

How to Optimize Your College Experience

One of the things I remember hearing a lot during my college days is that “the college years are among the best years in a person’s life”. I’d like to give a more precise definition: if you optimize it properly and learn how to function, your college days are sure to remain an unforgettable transition from late childhood into young adulthood.... Read More...

10 Important Life Lessons to Teach Kids by Age 10

One of our biggest responsibilities as parents is to raise children who can become healthy and productive members of society. Ultimately, they should have the skills they need to thrive in the outside world on their own. To give your children the best shot at one day becoming capable adults, teach them the following life lessons by the time they reach about 10 years of age.... Read More...

5 Fun Hobbies to Help You Release Stress

The importance of hobbies for stress release is evident - when we struggle to find time for ourselves and recharge, our stress levels are off the charts, that's when it's crucial to slow down and seriously consider developing new interests and finding relaxing hobbies for stress release. Once you have found an activity that you are truly passionate about, it will be easier for you to take a step back from the stresses and strains of daily life. It might take a while, but eventually, you are sure to find something suitable and focus on that. Below are five hobbies that I tried and found wonderful for reducing stress levels!... Read More...

Are You Really THAT Busy to Enjoy Your Life?

Pausing; slowing down; reflecting; writing, experiences that deeply nourish my soul, are stolen by my louder, more urgent, fear of not having enough time, and not getting all of my ‘work’ done. As the thought swell rises, I feel my chest tighten, my breath shortens, the space between thoughts getting smaller, and the all-too-familiar anxiety and irritability set in. I become a less expanded version of myself: stressed, tight, and withheld.... Read More...

You Can Find True Happiness: 6 Helpful Tips

Some of us might assume that happiness is as natural as day is to night, and so it should be. But for some others, like I used to be, if you’ve never known how to be happy, or if you’ve always been snuffed when you appeared happy, you start to learn that it’s not right to be happy. Worse still, if your life has just been a series of unfortunate events and traumas, you simply can’t feel happy...... Read More...

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