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 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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

How to Achieve Your Dreams Even Though You’re Scared

Have you ever wondered what “living your dreams” meant? Just close your eyes for a minute. Take a long, deep breath. Think: what life you really wish for yourself? What goals do you want to achieve? That’s the dream to follow. What prevents you from achieving that dream? Fear. Fear is defined as “an emotional […]

Breaking the Silence About Domestic Violence

While we all know that certain types of behavior can destroy a relationship, sometimes these behaviors can actually ruin a person’s life. Domestic violence might be a very difficult topic for some people to talk about, or even hear about, but it’s crucial that more people start to recognise when either themselves or someone they know […]

Is There a Difference Between Religion and Spirituality?

With an estimated 4,200 religions in existence today, it’s understandable why many people are confused about religion and spirituality. While some consider one to be different from the other, the others believe they are just one and the same. By definition, religion refers to one’s belief in God or gods. It can also mean a […]

7 Things You’re Doing Right Now That Makes You Sad

What makes us sad? Sadness is an emotion that can range from feeling bummed out because the last chocolate donut was heisted by the enemy coworker to feeling almost numb or paralysed over a relationship that has ended. Sadness takes away self assurance. What else makes us feel sad? We might have control over how […]

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 […]

Is Parental Marriage Blessing Still Relevant Today?

Relationships can be complicated and when family members are involved, it becomes even more complex when it comes to marriages. When planning to pop the question, most men will approach their partner’s parents to ask them for their daughter’s hand in marriage. But what would happen if the parents refuse? Is it still advisable to […]