“I don’t deserve”: Shutting up the whining inner critic voice

“I will not try to convince you to love me, to respect me, to commit to me. I deserve better than that; I AM BETTER THAN THAT…Goodbye.”― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience “Make the most of what you have and keep your standards high. Never settle for anything less than you…

Stop Saying, “I Don’t Have Time.”

“We must use time wisely and forever realise that the time is always ripe to do right.” – Nelson Mandela “My favourite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.” – Steve Jobs “I don’t have enough time in the day.” This is…

Mulan,a lesson for us to never give up

Exploring lessons from yet another fictional character, today we travel back in time to ancient China to look at one of Disney’s well known and well-loved animated characters Fa (or Hua) Mulan. Inspired by a real legendary figure, Hua Mulan, people believe that the origins of this story are from a poem written about her,…

Claiming Your Power

I assign myself no rank or any limit, and such an attitudeis very much against the trend of the times. But myworld has become one of infinite possibilities.—Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man The Lion King sold twenty-seven million copies and is one of the Disney Studios’ all-time box office successes. The film describes the evolvement of…

Let Yourself Out of Your Cage

“I was a bird trapped inside a cage that I thought I’d been released from, still confined and limited to where I could fly. I’d been holding up my umbrella to avoid the rain but I never stopped the rain from falling.”― Arti Manani, Seven Sins “We are tamed animals (some with kind, some with cruel, masters)…

Rising Up After Life Knocks You Down

“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is going to hit as…

Loving the Inner Child Within

“Your true passion for life is hidden away within you. Your inner child holds the key to this. What did you enjoy doing as a kid before all the adulting began? Take time for yourself, recharge, and let your inner child come out to play every once in awhile.” -Christine E. Szymanski “My quest these…

Who am I?

In the book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, we have a conversation between Alice and the caterpillar trying to answer this very question, who am I. Let us join the conversation: “The Caterpillar and Alice looked at each other for some time in silence: at last the Caterpillar took the hookah out of…

Dead Son’s Portrait

Person who buys unwanted painting at estate auction inherits entire estate? Years ago, there was a very wealthy man who, with his devoted young son, shared a passion for art collecting. Together they traveled around the world, adding only the finest art treasures to their collection. Priceless works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet and many…