Articles written by Marisol

Use Your Hobbies to Develop Mindfulness

In developing mindfulness in people, hobbies are not what usually come to mind. But to the popular and tried-and-true methods– meditation, yoga – for building a mindful disposition, psychologists and analysts have found that hobbies are a great tool, too.

What You Know About Self-Compassion Is Probably Wrong, Here’s Why:

You’ve all heard about compassion – that laudable trait of feeling the sufferings of other people and wanting to help them – and the hows and whys of practicing and preaching it.  But self-compassion is in a somewhat different category. It conveys a hint of negativity – if you are self-compassionate, you run the risk […]

Are You Raising Entitled Kids?

In the desire to give their children the best of everything, many parents are unknowingly raising entitled kids. The intention was good – give the kids an easier life than what mom and dad had – but the outcome was not what they had anticipated.

Chronic Anger: Its Consequences and How to Manage It

Chronic anger is that feeling of persistent animosity that prevails beyond the normally accepted emotional span. It is hostility that lingers in your heart and mind, and like a gangrenous ulcer, it eats away at your core and destroys your physical and psychological well-being.

Mindfulness as a Tool for Forgiveness

Rejection. Betrayal. Shattered dreams. It’s a rare being who hasn’t or won’t experience one or the other in a lifetime. They are life’s trials that can make us stronger or break us down. Breaking down is normal. What it shouldn’t be is permanent. Learn to forgive the person who has hurt you by being mindful. […]

The Pros and Cons of Being a Highly Sensitive Person

  Contrary to what many people may think, a highly sensitive person (usually called HSP, for short) is not the opposite of an insensitive person. If the latter is clearly an undesirable quality, the former is not “all sugar and spice and all things nice” either. The high sensitivity trait present in 20 percent of […]

How to Practice Mindfulness in Online Dating

Online dating has become a widespread activity among men and women. But just like in the traditional dating styles, there are principles of behavior to live by, if you want to find a decent partner worthy of your love and respect. Men, especially, are not very mindful of how they present themselves to women and […]

Foods To Eat When You’re Feeling Tired at Work

Night shift workers share a common problem. They feel tired at work even after a full night’s sleep. Nurses and employees of IT companies and law enforcement agencies are prone to lethargic periods within their eight or 12-hour work shifts. There are many reasons for the fatigue. Ruling out medical conditions, it could be lack […]

Gift-giving Tips To Enhance a New Relationship

There are no hard and fast gift-giving rules for someone you’re in a relationship with fairly recently. And yet…that innocent little gift can be a determining factor in the early demise or continuity of your “almost there but not quite yet” union. If you really like the person and wish your new relationship to progress […]