What’s in a name: labels that we give ourselves matter

“Can you help me?” is a question often asked. This question is sometimes preceded by comments such as: I just need to lose this extra fat. I don’t like my cellulite. I can’t control what I eat. How do I stop obsessing over food? I wish I could love my body. And other similar statements.Continue reading “What’s in a name: labels that we give ourselves matter”

Letting Go of the Need to Impress Others

•“Believe in yourself and stop trying to convince others” – James De La Vega •“Never try to impress a woman, because if you do she’ll expect you to keep up the standard for the rest of your life.” – W.C. Fields •“I’ve reached a point in life where it’s no longer necessary to try toContinue reading “Letting Go of the Need to Impress Others”

How do YOU keep your boundaries strong

“Good fences make good neighbors”-Robert Frost Boundaries Defined What exactly is a boundary, when it comes to relationships?  Simply put, a boundary is a limit or space between you and the other person; a clear place where you begin and the other person ends.  Think of it as a fence in your backyard. You areContinue reading “How do YOU keep your boundaries strong”

Be kind to unkind people. They need it most

“Be kind to unkind people. They need it most”. Ashleigh Brillian This quote is often reiterated by many people, but extremely difficult to follow through.  Hate often spreads like wild fire, and leaves a bitter mark on innocent hearts.  But I believe that kindness brightens our world. It can change perspectives, turn a dire situationContinue reading “Be kind to unkind people. They need it most”

Putting your heart in everything you do

For life to be great, don’t we need to set goals and commit ourselves to fulfilling them? Our goals might pertain to our personal life– becoming a better spouse, parent, sibling, or self. Our goals could also pertain to our future, career, or health. All things considered, putting your heart and soul into things is a LOTContinue reading “Putting your heart in everything you do”

Otsukaresama, a thoughtful way of appreciating someone’s effort

Otsukaresama is a unique expression to show thoughts on empathy and appreciating someone’s effort . It is a powerful phrase that communicates appreciation, and cultivates the empathy, as an attempt for interpersonal emotion regulation.The spirit of thoughtfulness is what has been reflected in Otsukaresama, a phrase that the Japanese typically use to praise each otherContinue reading “Otsukaresama, a thoughtful way of appreciating someone’s effort”

Remember, what looks weak is strong, Bamboo lessons

As Bruce Lee said, “Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.” Like all other plants and trees, the Chinese bamboo tree requires nurturing through water, fertile soil, and also with enough sunshine to ensure that it will grow. If you try toContinue reading “Remember, what looks weak is strong, Bamboo lessons”

M&Ms come in a variety of colors

M&M’s are melt-resistant, ready to eat chocolate candies  that were created during the Second World War to be included in soldier’s rations, they took off in popularity, and when they came home from war, they wanted their M&M’s! Thanks to Mars & Murrie and the market demand that was created by veterans, M&M’s ended upContinue reading “M&Ms come in a variety of colors”

When Others Judge, It’s Really About How You Judge Yourself

Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO is one of the most influential entrepreneurs of the world. He says people who get criticized are the one who make ‘waves’. If you are not getting criticized, it means you are not doing enough to make waves and influencing people. Never get worried about the criticism, and let others talkContinue reading “When Others Judge, It’s Really About How You Judge Yourself”