happiness

I Looked at My Inner Demons in the Eye

I looked at my inner demons in the eye and discovered what fear was. That paralyzing fear that comes from within and takes control so fiercely that gasping for air seems impossible. That state that makes you feel like your…

Find Fulfillment With the Five Minute Journal

Writing in a diary or just jotting down your thoughts in a notebook are powerful tools to help you get in touch with yourself. However, there’s another way that has become more popular in recent years. It’s called the Five…

Why Stay in a Relationship You Don’t Want to be In?

If you’re in a relationship, there’s always a possibility that you’ll start wondering if you should stay in it or give up. Discomfort, sadness, loneliness, or a feeling of emptiness can all become unbearable. It doesn’t always matter that you have this…

Recognition: The Key to Dignity and Self-esteem

We all need positive recognition for our qualities and accomplishments. First from ourselves, to validate our own abilities and self-worth, but also from those around us. In children, recognition is the pillar that forms the foundation of self-esteem. In a…

What’s a Baby’s Smile Telling Us?

Most gestures or sounds a newborn baby makes are, in general, adorable. But there’s one that stands out especially: a baby’s smile. When we see such a small being smile or have a giggling fit, it awakens our innermost feelings and…

9 Habits to Generate Serotonin

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that our neurons produce in order to communicate amongst themselves. It’s in different parts of our central nervous system. This substance acts as a mood stabilizer. It also regulates and balances our appetite and sleep cycles, among other…

Wu Wei: The Art of Non-Action

Wu wei is a Taoist concept that means “non-action”. It’s a philosophy which states that the best way to deal with a situation, especially with a conflict, is not to act at all. Moreover, not forcing any solution, but just…

How to Pick Your Spirits Up

There are some days when you wake up in a good mood. Days when you have more energy to face the day, more of a desire to laugh, and more eagerness to take in everything you see. You might think…

Thinking Too Much About Memories Means Living Less

Living in our memories is limiting. Somehow not enjoying the present is like not taking advantage of it, given that it’s the moment to experience things. Life is not about reminiscing, it’s about acting instead. It’s not about going backward,…

Use your Smile to Change the World

An anonymous ancient Greek philosopher said: “Smile at life and life will smile at you”. Sometimes, smiling is the best way to help change the world. When you use your smile, it reflects how we take things making us more…