It has been a little more than a year since I became interested in spirituality and mindfulness. The change I have been witnessing in my way of thinking has been phenomenal. I have never felt this calm yet creative and productive in my life. Also, one of the main changes I have been noticing is in my reactions. Maybe because of my Mediterranean background, I … Continue reading Conscious Reactions
Would you ever willingly harm yourself, your property, your relationship, or your success? You certainly wouldn’t. And if you somehow do, you’d never think it was intentional. You would say, just an accident or a mistake. Well, what if other things are lying underneath the surface? What if behind every failure there is an underlying reason? Maybe you took that job, but you were not … Continue reading If you think you have never self-sabotaged, you are wrong
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?
There are so many misconceptions around the notion of meditation. For some reason, most people think of it as an activity for more spiritually inclined ones. The picture that comes to mind when one thinks about meditation is someone sitting up with an extremely straight back and uncomfortably crossed legs. Continue reading and see if your excuse for not meditating is mentioned below. I don’t … Continue reading Common Misconceptions About Meditation
The name Braco came to my attention through one of Ann Albers‘ videos. Ann’s opinion as an amazing Angel Communicator, Author, and Spiritual Instructor is important to me. She spoke very highly of Braco, about his extraordinary gaze that reaches and touches one’s soul. Also, she shared her personal experience from one of Braco’s “Power of Silence” events. Even though I was skeptical up to … Continue reading How a gaze could make you feel better? Braco’s might…
A couple of statements that Dan Brown makes about love in his book “Origin” got my attention while I was reading it recently. He says; “Love is from another realm. We cannot manufacture it on demand. Nor can we subdue it when it appears. Love is not our choice to make.” He also says; “Love is not a finite emotion. We don’t have only so … Continue reading Love is all we need
My son Ali reminded me the other day about this concept that I have heard about but never had a chance to write on. It is called Hygge, pronounced in Danish as Hue-Gah. As a person who loves to get warm, comfy and cozy, this whole hygee phenomenon is a perfect match for me. Read further and see if it is so for you too. … Continue reading What is your favourite Hygge moment?
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
Listening to Joaquin Phoenix’s speech at the Oscars brought tears to my eyes. Those were tears of happiness and hope. In 3 minutes and 33 seconds, he incredibly summarized what is going wrong in the world. He told us what humanity needs, and how to get there. Very moving, very touching, very emotional. It has strengthened my trust in humanity. It is refreshing to see … Continue reading Run to the rescue with love and peace will follow
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?
2019 is over, and a brand-new decade is ready to begin with the year of 2020. Even the way the word 2020 (twenty-twenty) twirls in one’s mouth is better than in 2019. I already love the year of 2020. Last year around this time, I emphasized the words “Transition & Transformation” in my welcoming blog post for the year 2019. Today, I repeat the same, … Continue reading Happy New Decade!
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
Today I am turning 50. No joke, literally half a century. No wonder there are lots of things I have difficulty remembering. Well, most probably because some of them happened decades ago, laughing out loud. Throughout the years of my humble life on this beautiful earth, I am quite happy with my accomplishments, most important one being bringing a person, now a nice young man … Continue reading The Big 5-OH
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
Think of yourself as a magnet, with a strong gravitational force. According to the law of attraction, you attract what you think most. Thoughts turn into objects. If you think something over and over again, the vibrations that it spreads around will attract you to what you want. The problem is; most people think about the things they don’t want to happen to them. When … Continue reading Create your reality
Spirituality is a broad concept with room for many perspectives. In general, it includes a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves, and it typically involves a search for meaning in life. As such, it is a universal human experience—something that touches us all. Religion is a set of texts, practices and beliefs about the transcendent shared by a community, and involves a relationship with God. Spirituality, on … Continue reading Spirituality Rocks!
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