Empathy is the ability to understand the emotions others are experiencing. But if you go one step further, it becomes the ability to feel what another person is feeling. Sometimes it even turns into an extreme reaction to others’ emotions. During my soul searches and my vulnerability self-checks, I have noticed that I was getting too invested in others’ problems. Especially when it’s the people … Continue reading Too much empathy might get toxic for you
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!
We are almost there. In a few days, 2019 is ending. Therefore, it is time for us to put on our thinking hats and assess the year that we have consummated. It is time to check the balance of the pluses and minuses the year aggraced us with. In all seriousness, how did 2019 go for you? Challenging? Better than expected? Or not? Busy? Hectic? … Continue reading Goodbye 2019. You have been a good teacher.
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
We’ve all had those perfect moments–when things come together in an almost unbelievable way, when events that could never be predicted, let alone controlled, remarkably seem to guide us along our path. Carl Jung called this phenomenon Synchronicity: “a meaningful coincidence of two or more events, where something other than the probability of chance is involved.” When all stars align and many wonderful things happen … Continue reading Open Yourself to Synchronicities
A long list of factors affects your self-confidence. Such as; your parents, your upbringing, your environment, your beliefs, your past failures and successes, the society, how other people treat you, the media, and your experiences. And when it comes to success, believing in yourself is even more important than being intelligent and talented most of the time. Because if you do not have the self-confidence to … Continue reading Improve your self-confidence with these tips
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
I would think at some point anyone could regret something that they did or said, start thinking about “what if” scenarios and feel the guilt that’s attached to it. It is kind of impossible to be a human being and not to remember something that you did in the past which you regret at the moment. Everybody makes mistakes. It is normal. We learn from … Continue reading No Regrets