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How to Get a Little Perspective When Bad Things Happen

We all know that life never happens like you want it to. The good and the bad have their own way of unfolding and it never happens when you expect it to happen. You can try with all your might, but you’ll never be able to control it. Although you don’t have much control over what will happen to you, the one thing you do have complete control over is how you interpret it – your perspective.

One Little Secret to Meaningful and Healthy Relationship

The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships. Through my teens and early 20's I often found myself drained and unfulfilled in my relationships. I often felt like I was giving more than what I was receiving. I often felt like I was the one searching for more connections and trying deepen and make them more, well, real.

5 Things to Consider When You Need a Relationship Advice

Relationship advice is everywhere! It seems like every time I turn around, I hear or read someone's two cents on a relationship that isn't theirs. The more I think about it, the more I believe that exposing yourself to this information is a bad idea, unless you're getting it straight from a certified professional. It's okay to occasionally vent to loved ones or read articles that give simple relationship tips every now and then. In fact, doing so can be quite helpful and therapeutic if done in moderation. But making relationship gossip and advice seeking a habit or giving away too many details to too many people can ultimately be detrimental to an otherwise perfectly good relationship. 5 Reasons to Avoid Seeking Relationship Advice From Non-Experts...

How to Be Selfish and Happy at the Same Time

Being selfish (in a good way) is a conscious choice you can make to refrain from any action or interpretation that is harmful to you. The reality is that to be truly happy, sometimes you need to put "you" first. So, if you decide to take extra good care of yourself and be happier, become more selfish in the way you treat your Human (emotions, body, and mind.) That’s the kind of selfishness I think we can all embrace.

Turning the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary

Death reminds us that taking any moment, or any day, for granted is foolish. Remembering the fleetingness of your life can inspire a remarkable life and it should. Remembering death is our only certainty in this wildly uncertain life can inspire you to never overlook the ordinary...

Following Inner Compass and Making Your Own Choices

As I was debating the pros & cons of accepting the job and losing unemployment, my mom surprised me by saying: “Keep your focus on what you want to do with your life and not this job.” All this time I thought she just wanted me to get a job. If you want to follow your dreams, you have to say NO to all the alternatives...

How to Come Home to Your Authentic Self

We are raised in a society that generally has a lot to say about who we should become. It can be extremely difficult to separate the expectations placed on us from our own true thoughts and feelings. Sometimes our own thoughts are intertwined with those from our family, friends, teachers and community, that we have to dig deep to discover what feels right and sacred for ourselves...

The Most Powerful Lesson on Living, Work and Passion

The death of a loved one is a very painful reminder that life is way, way too short. I remember my friends telling me to focus on my job, so that I get over that period after my father’s death. And I did. I went to my job every single day to keep myself busy. And you know what?...

Embracing Passion and Leaving Comfort Zone For Good

The funny thing about any comfort zone is that we can only live in them for so long before we're bound to get bored. Bored of the repetition. Bored of the monotony. Bored of living each day exactly the same as the last. Bored of not reaching our full potential. There is a way out though...