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
The human mind doesn’t like to deal with uncertainty. We want to know what is on the horizon, what will happen next, what we can expect. Because we like to feel secure and security comes with certainty. If we know what will happen, even if it might be something negative, we can get ready for it, we can start the process of accepting it, and … Continue reading Embracing Uncertainty
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
Our world is full of stuff… Our home, workplace, car… We are huge consumers, especially with the easiness of shopping online, we buy and buy and buy. We fill our lives with things that we do not really need. Remember a time you have acquired something you really wanted, let us say a brand new expensive car. The moment you get it is when your … Continue reading What can you live without?
One of our mistakes in life is living in the past and replaying again and again and again the unfair and painful actions we had to endure and could do nothing about. We cannot swallow what they said or did to us. Every time we think about it, our heart hurts. Forgiveness is the act of compassionately releasing the desire to punish someone or yourself … Continue reading Forgiveness = Happiness
As you know, December 21st marks the shortest day and longest night of the year – also known as; winter solstice. This year the solstice coming in a state fortified by a full moon occurring less than 24 hours after the solstice, and a meteor shower the following day right after the full moon. The full moon is quite special being this close to winter … Continue reading A Couple of Positivity Rituals for Tonight on Winter Solstice
On December 6th, 1995, at 10:15 AM – a Wednesday morning – my son Ali came to this world as a great gift to me. I loved and cherished him every day of his life. Being a parent is quite a different adventure. It is hard to explain. And as an extremely empathetic person, I already am sensitive to others’ sufferings. But when I became … Continue reading Ali