mindfulness

How to Shed the Chains of Toxic Masculinity for Good

Have you ever felt like you’re putting on a show? If we are being honest, the personas we project to the outside world don’t always reflect how we feel inside. When someone asks how you’re doing, the canned response is, “good.” But we’re not always feeling good. We aren’t defined by any one feeling or characteristic. Masculinity is no exception.... 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...

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 to Practice Daily Mindfulness in 7 Simple Steps

I thought that ‘mindfulness’ was some mysterious secret available only to highly ‘mindful people’ that could happily sit about under a tree for hours being in the total state of bliss. I felt jealous. I wanted in. I wanted to become an Insider of that secret behind mindfulness.... Read More...

How to Find Your Way Out of The Darkest Day

One day when I was 11, I was in school listening to my health teacher talk about anorexia and bulimia, she said that 1 out of every four students in my class would suffer from one of these two diseases, where she got the statistics I have no idea… I just knew I was going to be one of those four people...... 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...

How to Have a Good Night’s Sleep for a Better Tomorrow

Chronic sleep deprivation can all manner of negative consequences for both our mental and physical health, from depression to heart disease. So how do we go about having more of those dream-filled nights and less of those horrible waking nightmares? Well read on and I will let you in on the best way to have a good night, every night.... 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...

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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