Articles written by Noemi Tasarra-Twigg

Life Lessons From Famous Mothers in Art History

Throughout history, countless female artists and writers have blazed their own trail and impacted our society for the better with their artistic contributions. With Mother’s Day around the corner, there’s no better time to celebrate the legacies of female creatives.

A Tribute to All Women: “Things Every Woman Should Have And Should Know”

I normally don’t buy into the “things you should know/have by the time you’re [age]” articles. They were (are?) a trend, and I don’t believe they apply to everyone. While a sensible person would know that, it seems to me that those kinds of articles tend to put unnecessary pressure on some people. Today, however, […]

It’s Okay to Quit Sometimes

No one likes a quitter. Never give up. The chances are you grew up with these tenets. We’re taught to keep our eyes on the prize, to persevere until we reach our goals, and that giving up is not an option. But guess what? Sometimes, it’s okay to quit. Depending on the circumstances, giving up […]

The Mindfulness Struggle

We should be mindful. We should seek ways to achieve mindfulness. Mindfulness boosts health – both mentally and physically. We read and hear this everywhere. What isn’t always clear is that how much of a struggle it can be to be mindful.

Finding Clarity in Solitude

Some people find it difficult to be alone. Often, being alone is equated with loneliness, but this is one equation that does not always compute. While there have been times that I’ve been alone and lonely, I often find that solitude has a way of bringing showing me what I need. Being a remote worker, […]

What Do You Do When You Face Changes in Life?

Change is something that we all have to deal with in our lives, and even positive change can cause you to feel stressed and out of control. It’s the uncertainty that change brings rather than the change itself which causes the most stress. This feeling triggers fight or flight reactions within our bodies, elevating the […]

When You Get Stuck in a Moment

Once in a while, we find a song that means more than all other hit songs. It embeds itself in the recesses of our brains, so much so that upon hearing the first few notes, all sorts of emotions bubble up to the surface. That, or they explode like a pressure cooker with a clogged […]

What Is the Best Yoga Mat For You?

Yoga doesn’t require a lot of fancy accoutrements. If anything, the simpler your “get-up”, the better. It is, after all, about letting go. However, there are some things that you cannot do without; some things that you can’t skimp on – the main thing being your yoga mat.

20 Ways to Boost Your Energy at Work

Have you ever experienced that post-lunch energy dip? For a lot of people, this is a daily struggle. Although some of us may be able to steal away from an hour mid-day for a nap, most 9-5 workers have to find creative ways to boost energy throughout the day. The go-to solution is usually coffee […]

How to Be an Objective Decision Maker

We are all decision makers. Every day, we have countless decisions to make. Hit the snooze button or get up? Have an extra cup of coffee at home or take one for the ride to work? Take your usual route to work or follow Waze and hope it’s right about the traffic conditions?

10 Simple Things Happy People Do Around the World

Happiness. The elusive thing that everyone wants but often difficult to describe. Unsurprisingly, the topic is covered to death. What is happiness? How to achieve happiness? What are the habits of happy people?

Are You Happy at Work?

Happiness is a hard thing to gauge. It can change from day to day, moment to moment. The choices we make and actions we take affect our feelings of satisfaction. How much time do you spend doing things that make you happy? A key step towards attaining satisfaction is understanding the importance of the personal […]

How to Spend the Last 10 Minutes of Your Work Day

How do you start your day? Do you dive right into work the moment you get to the office? How about the end of the day? Do you tend to make the most of your time and work till the last possible minute, or do you – like many people, I dare say – use […]

14 Ways to Improve Self-Discipline

Some people have more self-discipline than others, but in all likelihood, those who are self-disciplined worked hard to be where they are. If you are in the group that needs to work on self-discipline, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you want to stop smoking or be better at time management, improving your self-discipline is […]

5 Simple Ways to Learn How to Go With the Flow

Why go with the flow? Isn’t standing out and going against crowd mentality the smarter thing to do? As with everything else in life, it’s all about context. In this case, I am talking about how life “messes” with us. Like this week – I had everything all planned out so that I would be […]

How to Practice Mindfulness & Reduce Anxiety

Approximately 40 million American adults – ages 18 to 54 – suffer from anxiety disorders. That’s about 18 percent of the adult population. A number that just cannot be ignored. And we have to bear in mind that this number only includes diagnosed cases. There might very well be just as many people who haven’t […]

13 Reasons Your Brain Craves Coffee

We’ve given tips on how to quit coffee using meditation, but that doesn’t mean everyone should just give it up altogether. The key, as usual, is moderation, and if you love yourself a good cup of joe, there’s nothing wrong with that in my opinion. In fact, studies have shown that coffee is good for […]

Why You Can’t Sleep – and How to Fix It

Are those dark circles around your eyes getting darker by the day? Are you starting to dread nighttime because you know you’re going to be tossing and turning, not getting that much-needed shuteye? You’re not alone. According to the CDC, an estimated 50-70 million American adults have sleep or wakefulness disorder of some sort.

Simplify Your Life With This Flowchart

Thanks to technology and everything that comes with it, we’ve got so many options to make our lives more convenient. We can buy everything we need online, without having to get out of the house. We can pay bills, make bank transactions, arrange schedules, and plan trips – all from the comforts of our homes. […]

4 Sources of Hope and Strength: A Story of Surviving Cancer

It takes a certain amount strength to make it through a difficult situation. Whether you have just been fired, you have received a horrible diagnosis, or you’ve found out your lifelong partner is leaving you, it can be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel when everything seems to be crashing […]