Articles written by Marisol

Are You Too Self Critical?

Self-criticism to a certain extent is not bad. It encourages self-improvement and keeps your ego in check. But if you are inclined to be too self critical, you’re setting yourself up for depression, failure and a lot of unhappiness in the long run. If your inner voice constantly belittles you, you eventually become what you […]

Beyond Bitterness: How to Rid Yourself of Its Venom | The Daily Mind

Bitterness is one of the worst things that can happen to a person. Like a cancer, it eats away at your soul, poisons your life, and slays your spirit. Yet, even as it continues its rabid destruction of the heart and mind, bitter people don’t recognize it and will not admit to being bitter.

6 Summer Self-Care Tips For The Body And Mind

Pack your bags or plan for a staycation! It’s going to be the hottest summer yet for our planet. Whatever you’ll be doing, summer self-care tips should be on top of your list, to ensure that you remain healthy and stress-free.

Are You In A Codependent Relationship? Here’s How To Deal With It

Defining a codependent relationship can be quite complex. If one partner is codependent, what does that make of the other person in the relationship? Do both of them have mental issues? Then too, don’t all relationships have some degree of dependency? Codependency became a buzzword a few years back. Here’s a more precise description of […]

Platonic Intimacy: Why It’s Better than Mere Friendship

A friendship with platonic intimacy gives you the best of both worlds. It’s a relationship without the sex and complications that are inevitable with a romantic partner, but there’s a profound affinity that you can’t get from mere friendship alone.

4 Challenges of Marriage in The Modern World and How to Handle Them

Millennials are facing challenges to marriage that are vastly different from those of their parents and grandparents. This generation (born between 1981-1996) are also getting married at an older age than their parents. But chronological age aside, their values and how they view their roles in matrimony are vastly different from those of the older […]

Mindful Summer Projects to Give You a Respite from The Daily Grind

A few days into summer, everyone’s (okay, maybe not everyone) favorite season, and it’s never too early to start planning for summer projects. Ditch your usual summer activities, take a break from the daily grind of life and do something worthwhile. Step outside your comfort zone and be more mindful and involved in caring for […]

Home Management for Common Health Issues Older Adults Face

Even before adults technically become seniors, which may be 60 or 65, a lot of common health issues present themselves and changes become apparent. Physical appearance shows graying hair, loose skin, and wrinkles. But more than looks, older adults face challenges that, along with medical intervention, may be helped by home management.

Lessons I Learned From My Father About Parenting

Now that I have kids of my own, I have come to appreciate the delicate balance of discipline and affection that my father had to maintain in handling us, his own children. Fathers have their special parenting challenges that are different from mothers.

Coming to Terms with Grief: How to Heal Yourself

One of life’s most difficult challenges is dealing with grief, the feeling of sadness over the loss of someone or something significant. Although grief is normal, the pain can be overwhelming, and the sorrow so profound that it defies description. You wonder if you can ever heal yourself.