How to Stop Stressing Out When You Know You’ll Be Stressing Out

“There is nothing to fear but fear itself.” (This quote is from FDR’s first inaugural address.) Likewise, there is nothing to stress out about but stress itself. I think that’s a valid argument, isn’t it? There are certain things that we fear, don’t like, or worry about. By default, when we know that we are […]

4 Healthy Couple Goals to Start on Valentine’s Day

Make your Valentine’s Day different this year. Instead of planning for one whole day of love and romance, make fun and healthy shared objectives that you can start and carry on ‘til the next V-Day comes along. Much like New Year’s resolutions, only this time it’s for the both of you to formulate and fulfill. […]

5 Things to Do When a Panic Attack Hits

Everyone experiences panic now and then – before an important presentation, while taking the test for your driver’s license, and other similar situations. For some people, however, panic attacks are not exceptions. They occur repeatedly, sometimes without a specific reason. Clammy hands. Feeling suffocated. Dizziness. When you start feeling these, you know a panic attack […]

4 Things to Do Before Bed That Will Make the Next Day Awesome

We all live busy lives. There are times when days just go by in a blur, leaving us wondering what the heck happened. What we’ve done. What we’re doing with our lives. Then there are those moments when we feel as if the weight of the world were on our shoulders. Days when all we […]

5 Common Parenting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Parenting may be the best job in the world, but it is not without its pitfalls. No doubt that (most) parents have their children’s best interests at heart, but we can’t deny that even parents with the best intentions can make mistakes – sometimes unwittingly. Here are some of the most common parenting mistakes and […]

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 […]