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Why You Don't Always Need to Do Your Best

Why You Don’t Always Need to Do Your Best

Did you grow up hearing time and again "Just do your best"? You probably did, like most of us. It's a common expectation about many things in life, such as schoolwork, exams, giving a presentation at work or writing a report. It's taken as a given that we should do our best in pretty much everything we do. For perfectionists, this is a way of life, albeit a very stressful one that can lead to mental, physical and emotional ill-health. Striving to do our best all the time is exhausting and if we feel our best isn't good enough, it can have a terrible effect on our self-esteem and leave us feeling like a failure.... Read More...

The Amazing Power of Cacao & How it Can Heal Your Heart

Have you ever heard about the fantastic benefits of drinking cacao? What if we told you that drinking this warm, concentrated chocolate cacao drink could help you with bringing about inner awakening? What if we said that drinking cacao could creatively guide you through life, it could help you release all that pent-up negative energy and start the healing process, would you decline the invitation? Perhaps not. For the taste alone, most of us would be willing to give it a go, if not for the mood-enhancing benefits caused by the rush of serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins triggered by the consumption of chocolate.... Read More...

How to Reprogram Your Mind for Stronger Relationships

Are you living the life you’ve always wished for? Or have you seamlessly settled into the status quo? Have you ever struggled in your past relationships, not knowing what went wrong or what could have been fixed? Are you still searching for answers? Look no further and, please, grab yourself a cup of tea and read on, because Ronald J. Frederick Ph.D. is about to teach us how we can reprogram our mind for stronger relationships.... Read More...

Why Your Self-Doubt Can Actually Be a Good Thing

Here's a five-letter word that often creates too much chaos in our day-to-day lives; sometimes more than it should and this word is –– DOUBT. Now please recall how did you feel the last time someone doubted you? And how did you feel the last time you doubted yourself? And what if I told you that self-doubt is a good thing? Here's why.... Read More...

How to Immediately Change Your Life For The Better

Life is a matter of choices that we make every day, hopping from one stepping stone of a moment to another. Right from the time we wake up in the morning, to the time we go to bed at night. Some of these choices are so routine we never even pause to think about them. Other times, the choices that we make can be magnificently life-changing, and the decision we make can leave us with more meaningful life experiences. And this is what the power of choice is about.... Read More...

How to Deal With the Challenges of Moving to a New Country

Moving to a new country, a new life, and facing new challenges. If you ever had to deal with moving to new countries, then you probably know and still remember how tricky it was at times to adjust to the new ways of life in that country, get used to its culture and traditions. But if you are new to the subject and desperately want to find out what to expect when you move to live abroad, keep on reading.... Read More...

How to Get Clear On What You Want out of Life

According to Forbes, a recent study says that more than half of Americans report feeling unhappy in their jobs.  Many don’t know what to do about it and feel confused about their overall career and life direction.  These statistics are understandable.  It’s hard to know what you think or feel about work when you’re burnt out,  pummeled with other tasks, thoughts, and interactions all day long. Most days, we’re lucky if we actually sit down and eat dinner, let alone contemplate existential questions or reflect on our busy lifestyles.  If we didn’t slot it into the calendar or don’t get a pop-up notification, we may never consider doing it at all.... Read More...
What Happens When you Choose Joy as Your GPS?

What Happens When you Choose Joy as Your GPS?

What is it that you want? Close your eyes and think about it for a moment. Now, how do you know you've taken the right path? In this peculiar treasure hunt called life, are you reading the clues correctly? The thing is, a lot of us don’t even know what we are chasing after and there is a good reason for that: Life doesn’t come with a GPS! But what if we made joy our GPS to help us navigate through life more easily? ... Read More...

4 Proven Ways Music Makes Your Life Better

Did you know that listening to music has real benefits for your mind? Studies have shown that people who make time for it and use it strategically in their routines reap major rewards. For example, music can help reduce stress levels and increase relaxation.  It can also improve your mood and your memory, among other cognitive benefits.... Read More...

What Does it Mean to Be Creative?

Creativity is very specific to humans and many of the most important and interesting things in humanity are the outcome of creative endeavor: languages, arts, science, culture, etc (Csikszenmihalyi, 2013). But what does it mean to be creative in the age of technology and constant rapid change?... Read More...
If You Want to Be Creative, then Get Rid of These Myths

If You Want to Be Creative, then Get Rid of These Myths

There are many misunderstandings and myths about what creativity is. One myth trumps all. The idea that creativity, or originality (those words are often spoken in the same breath) is creating something out of nothing. A spontaneous impulse, divine inspiration. Eureka! This notion of creativity, as a spontaneous impulse and also an expression of individual genius, is strongly linked to our image of the artist as a lonely genius. A cliché of greatness, but a persistent one (even among artists).... Read More...

How to Stay Calm No Matter What Life Throws at You

How do you handle unexpected 'surprises'? What do you do when life throws you a curveball? Let's face it, we ONLY have three choices when we are peppered with hardships: we advance, stay neutral, or we digress. Advancing is perhaps one of the most difficult choices, but also the most rewarding. Obstacles and hardships are normal. It is really tough to be in a situation where you have little or no control, especially if what is happening has a large impact on your life. The best thing to do is to embrace the things you have no control over.... Read More...

How to Keep the Romance Alive When You Live Together

Having a functional and flourishing relationship takes time, dedication, patience, and effort. There are a million ways to show someone you love them and want them to be happy. These ways make a difference between a healthy and balanced relationship and the one that just, sort of… is. Because of our busy lifestyles, we often forget to make time for our partners, and making time for them should be a conscious decision. So, here are little ways in which you can show your partner that you haven’t forgotten about them and keep the romance alive, especially when you live together!... Read More...

How to Cut Toxic Shame out of Your Life

Shame exists in our lives, regardless of how hard we fight it. It’s our responsibility to become familiar with it. If we desire to live wholeheartedly, we must know when to recognize when shame’s at the table, because, without a doubt, it will find its way there on occasion.... Read More...

The 3 Most Important Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Day

I've learned that feeling shitty from time to time is okay, but I also learned that I needed to change that state of being. Am not here to kid around and claim that I got it all sorted and figured out, on a contrary, am on a journey and I hope we could exchange some ideas in the comment section below on changing patterns, paying attention to what we need to do in order to feel more joyful, self-aware, fulfilled, and present. Let's kick things off with asking these three questions.... Read More...

What Should I Do With My Life? Wait, Don’t Answer That.

"What Should I Do With My Life?" – it's something we all ask ourselves, whether we’re 10, 25, or 87. More often than not, this question can create a lot of stress, anxiety and unnecessary confusion. None of us wants to make the wrong choice or miss our highest calling. But what if it was the wrong question to ask in the first place?... Read More...

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