I was in my teenage years when I realized that I developed a lot of hatred to almost everyone around me. I thought that by hating, I will automatically magnetize people to come and rescue me from all my hatred and fears. I value the people around me, but my doubts brought me closer to just hate and see who will stick with me. In the course of my adolescence, I was just a lost and curious sheep; waiting to be saved. Read more
Open Your Heart to Happiness
If you open your heart to the world, you are open to all potential options!
Yes, risking staying disappointed, but also opening space for dreams. To be open or be closed? To express your emotions, or to hide them from surrounding? Should I let my conduct be in harmony with the emotions and feelings, or to live in two separate worlds? Read more
Have You Ever Thanked Your Child?
Have you ever looked farther past your kids’ eyes, into that innocent and warm heart, and said “Thank you?” There’s so much to be grateful to your kids for, so much appreciation they deserve. Do you know that little munchkin running around is actually teaching you a thing or two? Maybe your little one is not a munchkin anymore. Maybe he or she is growing so fast before your very own eyes that you can actually see bits and pieces of your own image, your own being. Whatever the case may be, your kids are indeed a gift and blessing to be grateful for, in more ways than you realize. Here are a few things our kids teach us in our daily lives. Read more
5 Ways to Embrace Old Man Winter
Each and every October I feel the same mixed emotions. I love autumn. The beautiful colors, the comfortable temperatures.. even the Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks! Behind that happiness though, the dark looming of the winter that will soon follow puts a chilly damper on my festive fall season. This year, I’ve decided to turn over a new leaf and embrace the cold for a happier me this winter season. Here are some ways that you can cozy up to Old Man Winter this year! Read more
6 Things Science Claims to Make You Happier
You may have read a large number of articles in magazines, newspapers, books and internet with tips for living a healthy and fulfilling life. Things like meditation, taking a day off or being an understanding husband are different ways that helps people to make themselves happy. However, there are random activities that you would have never expected that can actually make you feel better about yourself and your life in general. They are as follows: Read more
Get Over Your Disappointment and Breathe Happy!
Sometimes an unexpected event can hit you like a ton of bricks and can literally blindside you. It can be loss of a job, poor grades in school or college, a broken friendship, a relationship turned sour or even a rejection from a place from where you had high hopes. Maybe you did not get a raise or promotion you were hoping for or your much awaited travel plans got canceled. Disappointments can come in life in many shapes and guises and can hurt a lot. Read more
I had an idea in my head when I was in my 20’s of what my life would look like by the time I was 40. It was really neat and tidy and full of accomplishment with little worry. It’s funny how what we sometimes think will be our reality doesn’t exactly pan out the way we plan. My husband told me once that he read somewhere that “If you want to make God laugh, make plans.” As I look back on our lives over the past 20 years I see just how true a statement that is! Read more
Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Get Through A Day And Stay Happy
I suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and I would like to share a typical day with you. Because this disease has no cure, the only thing I can do is to ensure I follow a routine and try to stick to it as much as possible. Being a father of two kids, my schedules can be hectic but I have to balance everything to ensure that my joints are not getting a raw deal. Also, since I am now closer to 40 than 30 and have been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis for more than six years, my personal advice would be carefully honing a routine and following it. Read more
The Power of Good Music
I have found one good way to breathe happy is through the power of good music. I like to listen to easy listening music that paints an image of being on a beach or near an ocean. I like songs that were popular in the 1950 and 1960s. A song like “What A Wonderful World” that was sung by the late Louis Armstrong helps a lot to feel happier. A happy song helps you feel better. Another good way to breathe happy I found was looking at comedy programs that make you laugh. Read more
8 Ways to Recharge Yourself This Weekend
As Friday arrives, rest and relaxation are top of your mind. However, most of the time weekend leaves you with a tired Monday then you were on Friday. Therefore, instead of escaping from the workday activity, try to free yourself from stress and responsibility. Partying full weekend may seem good at the moment, but remember you have returned to the work-pressures on Monday. Read more