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How to Quit Your Day Job and Do What You Love

I was working a corporate job as a marketing manager for a high-end real estate law firm in Newport Beach, California, good money, but all I had was the vaguest notion there was something more out there than what I was living - something that would fulfill me professionally, give me more autonomy, and pay for some of the good things in life. I suppose I just wanted to be the one steering my boat, as it were, and not have someone else at the wheel. So I quit my day job.... Read More...

How to Cope with Grief When You Lose Someone You Love

No doubt, we’ll all lose someone we feel like we can’t live without, and our hearts will be badly broken. Our souls will weep, and no matter what we do, there will be no way to control the hurt. Grief becomes a scar on the part of our soul that survives. In a lot of cases, we will probably never completely get over the loss of this person. But there might be elements of good news in that loss. It's like having a broken leg that never heals correctly—it still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.... Read More...

How to Make Time For Self-Care No Matter How Busy You Are

Busy life often leaves no time for self-care to unwind and de-stress. Half of us are running on an empty tank, stretching ourselves too thin which affects our work, our relationships, and our overall well-being. But guess what, as silly as it sounds, we can't pour from an empty cup and truly be there for others when we can't even take care of our needs. Failing to give yourself the attention you deserve can cause a lot of problems in the long run. However, it does not have to be this way, since you can always make time for self-care.... Read More...

How to De-Stress With Some Fun Activities

Stress negatively impacts our lives. While time helps stress pass, there are fun activities that can help alleviate stress much quicker. These activities will help with stress management and make tough situations a lot easier. Whether alone or with friends, there are certain things you can do that will improve your mental health. Having fun whilst recharging your batteries will help you achieve your goals in life as you embrace the peace of mind that comes with fun activities. ... Read More...

5 Effective Ways to Boost Your Emotional Resilience

Emotional resilience is that indefatigable quality that allows us to adapt to challenging, stressful or unforeseen circumstances and bounce back, rather than fall apart. It’s what enables some people to persevere in the face of significant setbacks and roll with the punches, while others fall at the first hurdle. Think of it as both a preventative and protective mental armor.... Read More...

4 Ways to Save Time on Your Morning Coffee Routine

Most of the time-saving tips that you will encounter on the web revolve around how you should avoid making your cup of coffee yourself and instead be a regular customer at your local coffee shop. But what if you still want to make coffee at home? Avoiding the potentially long line could save you time on its own. Here are the top four ways to save time on your morning coffee routine.... Read More...

The Truth About “Starting a New Life”

Today I woke up with a renewing feeling of ‘moving on’. As I got into the shower on this fine Sunday morning in London, I said to myself, ‘it’s like I’m waking up on the first day of a new life. It’s like I’m learning to stand up on my own two feet again.’ And I breathed in the sense of excitement, nervousness, and loneliness that it evoked all at once.... Read More...

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...

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...

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...

Tech That Makes Your Life Easier

Unfortunately, saying no isn't always an option and instead more gets added to our list. We may not be able to slow down to the well-deserved rest we’re looking for, but we can take steps to make our life easier. Why not start with some fun tech tools that simplify time in the kitchen to relaxing at work. Here’s how to get started.... Read More...

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