How to Deal With Difficult People and Keep Your Sanity

There is at least one difficult person in everyone’s lives. It may be a colleague, a family member, or a friend. Sometimes, you can simply walk away and obliterate those people from your life. In many cases, however, you have to face the fact that you have to continue dealing with those people. These people may […]

How to Break Free From Social Media Addiction

What’s the first thing that you do in the morning? The last thing you do before going to bed? What about everything in between? The sad fact is that far too many people are getting – or are already – addicted to social media. While this addiction may be related to one’s personality, other factors […]

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 […]