“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Gandhi Doing something good for someone, making them happy, gives you more happiness than you’d feel if you did something for yourself. It’s not my statement. I’m just sharing a research result that was revealed by Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton. They conducted the same research both in Canada and … Continue reading Might the secret to happiness be serving others?
The relationship with the self is the most important and crucial relationship in your life. Your career, your personal relationships, your home, and your health are all a direct result of the quality of your relationship with you. Dr. Chérie Carter-Scott, Transformational Life Coaching Since I started practicing as a life coach, I have been getting questions from so many people on what it entails. Questions … Continue reading I am an Insight Coach
Do experiences make people happier than material possessions? It’s the first sentence on the research report prepared by Leaf Van Boven, the University of Colorado at Boulder and Thomas Gilovich, Cornell University. And according to the outcome of their research, they’ve found out that experiences beat material possessions by far. How and why? Here’s the explanation. Let’s say you have bought your dream house or … Continue reading What would make you happier?
One of my highschool friends mentioned last week in our WhatsApp group a book that she read. The name of the book was; Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life, by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles. As it sounded quite interesting, I decided to read it. But when I checked our library, I have found out that there was a waitlist for it. … Continue reading What’s your Ikigai?
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
Tomorrow marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year (also known as Spring Festival) celebrations. For the year of 2020, the main zodiac element is Metal, and the animal sign is Rat, therefore, 2020 will be the Year of the Metal Rat. According to the Chinese Astrology connaisseurs; Metal Rat Year is going to be a strong, prosperous and lucky year for almost all Chinese … Continue reading Year of the Metal Rat will bring Prosperity
The belief that unhappiness is selfless and happiness is selfish is misguided. It’s more selfless to act happy. It takes energy, generosity, and discipline to be unfailingly lighthearted, yet everyone takes the happy person for granted. ― Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project What does the word selfish mean to you? It’s not a positive word, right? According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, selfish is: “concerned excessively or exclusively … Continue reading Selfish, Selfless or Selfful?
Did you know that you guarantee to manifest anything you want by feeling grateful for having it? Wait, what? How would that work? You do not have it, yet you feel grateful for having it? Well, it does. And yes, it’s true. If you can trick your mind to feel grateful for having something that you don’t have yet, but you want to possess very … Continue reading The Secret to Trick Your Mind into Manifesting Whatever You Desire
There are so many negative words floating around us. “Hate” is one of them. My close friends and family members know very well that I am allergic to that word. I do not use it and I do not like people around me using it. Most people use and overuse some words without even thinking. Most of them are redundant words, such as the word … Continue reading Remove the word “hate” from your vocabulary
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
Who knows you better than yourself? Nobody. Who are you the most honest with? Yourself. Who keeps all your secrets? You. Then who is your best friend and confidente? Again, you. That’s why you are too important for you to ignore or neglect. Your mental and physical health has utmost significance in terms of the quality level of the life you live. To provide yourself … Continue reading Me, Myself and I
Children, especially toddlers, love to imitate their parents. They want to wear what their parents wear, they want to talk the way their parents talk, they admire their parents so much so that, they think whatever their parents do is the best (until they become teenagers, at which point their parents become the least knowledgeable source for them for a long while). That’s exactly why … Continue reading Plant the seed – teach your kids to meditate
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
Money is important in everyone’s lives to a certain point. We all work for money and need it for at least to have a decent life. For food, shelter, clothes. But we want more money because we want to provide a better life for ourselves and our loved ones. We want to go on vacation, pay for our kids’ personal and school-related needs, buy a … Continue reading Money
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
What gives you happiness in life? The laughter of a child, the unconditional love of a pet, a warm hug from your mom or a wonderful kiss from your lover? The beauty of the nature around you, especially when all the flowers are blooming or a random act of kindness you witness, the first sip of cold water when you are thirsty? These are all … Continue reading Gratitude Leads to a Happier Life
A survey from the UK about colour and its emotional impact asked 26,000 respondents “to associate specific emotions with specific colours.” They discovered that green is the colour most people associate with the future, purple and orange were tied to luxury and, unsurprisingly, red is aligned with feelings of passion. As for the most relaxing colour? Dark blue is the shade that respondents indicated left … Continue reading Cultures and their Colours
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
I have been writing these short blog posts since the beginning of December and, even though my husband says every time he reads them, he feels like I am making a point about him or for him – my silly husband babe… In reality, I am reaching out to myself, reminding myself the things that we all know already, but that we need to get … Continue reading Where does my happiness come from?
Think for a moment about the people in your life who are challenging to the point of being sometimes rude towards you. Then think about one of them as a person from an objective point of view, as a human being with a life other than the part they interact with you. What might be the underlying reason for them to be the person that … Continue reading Forgive, forget and repeat