Articles in the category How To

How to Be Assertive Without Being Rude

Assertiveness is a trait that is usually associated to Westerners. In other parts of the world, say, the East, this trait can be misunderstood as being abrasive, or even rude. It can be a cultural thing, or it can be a personality issue. But no one should be a doormat just because one doesn’t want […]

Make Your Trips More Memorable: Practice Mindful Travel

Traveling is something we should all do at least once a year, circumstances allowing. It is one of the best ways to leave the stress that we experience every day, even if we think that they may not be that bad. Traveling also gives us a chance to discover new things, which results in self-improvement. […]

Making Decisions Following Buddhist Principles

Decision-making is one of the toughest things in life, albeit in varying degrees. Some people are decisive to the extent we think they were born that way – and perhaps they were. For some people, however, making a decision can be an excruciating process. Often, the process takes too long that a decision is not […]

How to Cope With the Sudden Death of a Loved One

Although we all know that death is inevitable, it still doesn’t stop the mourning that follows the dying of a loved one. Impending death from a lingering illness and death that comes suddenly may cause the same level of grief for the people left behind. But the difference lies in how they cope with the […]

Summer Parenting Project: How to Teach Kindness to Kids

It’s summer time, and while the kids are jumping all over the place happily thinking of school-free days, parents are thinking about what to do. There are the usual summer camps and vacations, but why not consider adding something to your summer activities? Take advantage of the fun and teach kindness to kids. Isn’t that […]

When Things Get Financially Rough, What Do You Do?

Are you going through a rough time financially? We all know it happens to everyone, although the degree and period vary. At the end of the day, however, those financially rough times will happen, and when they do, what do you do? How do you handle things when your debt piles up? You have two […]

Why You Shouldn’t Be An Absent Father And How To Avoid Being One

The typical father of earlier generations was seen as the breadwinner and the disciplinarian. He may be an absent father in the sense that he worked all day and only came home at night. This is true both in the Eastern and Western hemispheres. The traditional father figure in China, for example, is one who […]

How to Stop Being a Sore Loser

Last weekend, a large part of the world was focused on the fight of the century. At least in the boxing world. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally fought it out in the ring, after years of not being able to agree on the terms of the fight. Online and offline, the talk was about […]

How to Beat Depression: 5 Counterintuitive Ways

How to beat depression is a topic that has been talked about so much. Is there anything else that we can add to the discussion? For those who have not been in that sh#thouse of the well of depression, their answer would probably be no. For those who have experienced depression in varying degrees, there […]

4 Ways To Bounce Back From Life’s Disappointments

Human relationships, essentially, will always have their share of grief and sorrow. But learning how to get up again and bounce back from life’s disappointments will benefit you in more ways than you think. When you move on from a hurtful experience and refuse to be resentful and bitter, you’ll soon realize that the quality […]

How To Deal With The Quarter Life Crisis

We all know about mid-life crisis. It’s when men on their way to their 50s start driving sports cars and having an affair and women begin questioning life’s meaning or, more desperately, having Botox and an affair simultaneously. What’s lesser known and not getting the attention it deserves is the quarter life crisis. This condition afflicts […]

Save Money by Being a Mindful Shopper

Shopping is the downfall of one person too many. In these times where commercialism is not exactly an unknown concept to most people, it is easy to fall into the trap of buying things left and right, without really paying attention to what you are spending on, much less how much you are spending. Usually, […]

How to Handle Difficult Conversations with Your Partner

It’s a rare couple who hasn’t had at least one serious altercation in the course of their relationship. But when battles royale become the norm rather than the exception, it’s time to do something about it. Difficult conversations take their toll on the psychological and physical health of the persons involved. The resultant stress leads […]

How to Beat Depression: Take Baby Steps

Depression is so prevalent, but it is something that’s not often talked about in the open. For those who have had to deal with clinical depression, there remains a certain degree of stigma associated with the condition. This shouldn’t be the case, as being depressed in itself is one of the most terrible things that […]

15 Ways to Relax Instantly When Stress Hits

Some people seem to be easy go lucky by nature it’s enviable. Especially if you’re the type who gets stressed rather easily and can’t relax instantly. Stress can hit you anywhere. Whether you’re at work, you’re dealing with things at home, or you’re at a social gathering – it doesn’t matter. When you get stressed, […]

How to Let Go of Ego in Relationships

Last week, we talked about how ego can be harming your relationships. You may not be aware of it, but your ego may be getting in the way – or worse, actively destroying your relationships. Hopefully, the preceding post has helped you in evaluating your relationships and whether your ego is getting in the way. […]

How to Wake Up at Work: Snack Right!

We all have those days when we just can’t seem to stay awake at the office. For some, it’s a constant thing; and of course, we can’t have that. In order to be productive at work, we need energy to keep going through the day. There’s the usual coffee, but if you want a healthier […]

How to Become a Better Wife, Girlfriend, or Life Partner

Way back, we had an article titled “How to Become a Better Husband, Boyfriend or Life Partner“. While it was written a long time ago, the concepts still apply; and since it was targeted at men, let’s look at things from the other perspective: that of a woman’s. Whether your relationship is in excellent condition, […]

How to Reduce Holiday Stress

The last month of the year is supposed to be all about joy, giving, and creating wonderful memories with family and friends. In reality, we know that this period has another side – a darker side which involves stress, irritation, and sometimes even anger. This can be the result of having to shop for Christmas […]

How to Make Sure You Have a Good Day By Using Positive Affirmations

How do you usually start your day? What are the first thoughts that come to mind as you get out of bed? For me, it’s usually “I need to make coffee or else I won’t be able to function.” Throughout the day, I find myself thinking in a similar pattern. I won’t be able to […]