“Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.” Vernon Howard The other day, on the radio, I’ve heard a grocery store manager say that the most selling products in their store since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis were baking goods. Why? Because people who would never have time to bake, now had time to do it. They … Continue reading Even a disaster could have a silver lining
It seems like patience is the name of the game these days. More so than it used to be before this whole COVID-19 situation came into our lives. Now, you need to wait for almost everything you used to get in a blink of an eye. Most probably, you are trying to take care of some things that you used to outsource in the past. Like in … Continue reading Exercising patience during the pandemic
Special days like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day always makes me feel sad a little. I am grateful for having my favourite people healthy and alive to celebrate those days but what about others? I can’t stop but thinking about people who lost their mom or dad. Moms and dads who suffered the excruciating pain of losing a child. People who wanted to be … Continue reading Happy V Day
When I left my home country to come to Canada more than a decade ago, for the first time in my life I did not possess a key. I was sitting in the airplane taking me to Canada without a car or a house key, crying my eyes out. I was scared to death but I was also excited for a brand new life in … Continue reading Being an Immigrant
We, human beings like to label people around us and let others label us. Think about all the labels you have attached to your children or your spouse, or the labels that have been given to you by your classmates, family members, colleagues, friends. Some were self-created but, most were given to you by others. Lazy, clumsy, shy, gifted, princess, aggressive, quiet, hyperactive, slow, genious … Continue reading Labelling People – Not a good idea
The Thanksgiving holiday takes place in November in the US, but the Canadian Thanksgiving is this weekend. It occurs every year on the second Monday in October since 1879 and celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year. Millions of people in Canada will be celebrating this important holiday with their families and loved ones. I think this is one of the best … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving
Do you feel like it is hard to get up and get going some days? Do you feel the anxiety or sadness creep in? Do you find hard to find things to be happy about? All of us do from time to time. But if we keep a few tips and tricks up our sleeve, it gets easier to overcome those feelings that pull us … Continue reading Tips to reset your mental attitude
Just like everyone, I have some habits that I do not like much, and one of them is eating extremely fast. When, most of the times you are the one to clear your plate, first to finish your coffee, at times it feels embarrassing a little. In general, the ones that like their food and beverages at their best temperature status be it hot or … Continue reading Eating slower makes sense
The second and last partial lunar eclipse of the year is happening on July 16–17. This partial lunar eclipse will be visible from Australia, Africa, South America, most of Europe, and Asia, but will miss North America, except for the very southern and eastern parts of the continent. According to astrology expert Donna Stellhorn; this is a “Cancer/Capricorn Lunar Eclipse, and it is bringing us a … Continue reading Get ready! Change is coming – again
Today I would like to focus on a subject that is not very uplifting, unfortunately, but it is a reality and part of everyone’s lives as we all know at least one person in our family or friends who are dealing with this nasty problem. Yes, you guessed it right; Cancer. As a person who believes strongly in the power of positive vibrations we generate … Continue reading The dreaded “C” word
Do you make your choices and decisions according to your own feelings, instincts, beliefs and thoughts or others’? If others’, such as your spouse, your family, your co-workers, your boss, or your friends, how can you be happy? Who is your master? Yourself! And no one else could decide for you. You can include your loved ones in your thought and decision process, and get … Continue reading Self-Respect or Social Approval?
My classmates from the all-girls high school that I have attended as a teenager, are going to celebrate our 50th birthday next weekend, as almost all of us are turning 50 this year. They are getting together for a sleepover at a nice and cozy little hotel. I would love to be there with them, but I am a little too far from my hometown. … Continue reading People need people
Cuddle Comfort, Cuddlery, The Snuggle Buddies… You might wonder what these names are for. They are all mostly online companies, in the US and Canada. There are lots and lots of them in many cities, especially bigger cities in North America. So, what do they do? You can guess looking at their names that they provide cuddles, hugs, comfort, physical affection to people who do … Continue reading The Power of Touch
Since the year 2008, the third Monday of the month of February has been celebrated as “Family Day” in most of the Canadian provinces and territories. I am quite fond of this holiday, as it shines a light on and reminds us of the concept of family. In my opinion, and I believe most of you would agree, what defines family is not solely blood … Continue reading Happy Family Day!
While meditating, we close our eyes, part of that is the act of temporarily giving up sight, we give up the pleasure of consuming our cell phones, TVs, computer screens. And sometimes as a product of meditation when we open our eyes at the end, we can have a renewed sense of gratitude for our ability to see. We live in a society that tells … Continue reading You have everything you need
The year of 2018 has been a trying one, to say the least, for both my amazing husband and myself. We both had difficulties in our careers, we both lost our jobs months apart. Some days and especially nights were tough for both of us. Even though it was quite hard at times, we both tried to be positive, and stay positive… We supported each … Continue reading Life itself!