Straight-Shooting About Forgiveness

I know what it’s like to not want to forgive someone or something for fear of forgetting what they did or what was done to me. I know what it’s like to want to hold someone “to blame,” but really just not wanting to let them off the hook because what they did hurt me … Read more

Rich with Lovers

Katharine Clifton (played by Kristin Scott Thomas, from The English Patient): My darling. I’m waiting for you. How long is the day in the dark? Or a week? The fire is gone, and I’m horribly cold. I really should drag myself outside but then there’d be the sun. I’m afraid I waste the light on … Read more

“Nothing is True, Everything is Permitted”

Nothing is this world is true, literally nothing that you see, feel, touch, smell, taste, think is ultimately true.. everything is just a series of assumptions and points of view that we agree upon. The canvas of reality is empty as we speak, this moment, the present moment, is free of all the assumptions we … Read more

What is Optimistic and How to Be More Optimistic

Both old school wisdom and modern day science say that optimism is one of the greatest indicators of how successful you’ll be. This is supported by scientific research which found evidence that optimistic people do enjoy a higher quality of life when compared to pessimists. The study highlighted that optimism promoted a healthier lifestyle, greater flexibility, … Read more

12 Things Emotionally & Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

12 Things Emotionally & Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

I often write about the things I believe we all should be doing, trying or experimenting with in order to maximize our success and happiness. However, it’s not always the things we do that make the biggest difference in our lives; it’s often the things we avoid doing that have the biggest effect. As human … Read more

15 Things Only People With Social Anxiety Would Understand

15 Things Only People With Social Anxiety Would Understand

All day, every day, life is like this.  Fear.  Apprehension.  Avoidance.  Pain.  Anxiety about what you said.  Fear that you said something wrong.  Worry about others’ disapproval.  Afraid of rejection, of not fitting in.  Anxious to enter a conversation, afraid you’ll have nothing to talk about.  Hiding what’s wrong with you deep inside, putting up … Read more

How to Find Inner Peace In Your Life

How to Find Inner Peace In Your Life

How to find inner peace? It’s a question often asked, but rarely answered in a satisfying way. Some say peace of mind lies in security. Some say it’s about de-cluttering, and finding stillness and calm in life. Some say it’s about acceptance and letting go. I say it’s all about what you do. What is Inner … Read more

How to Stop Obsessive Thoughts & Thinking

How to Stop Obsessive Thoughts & Thinking

There’s something wrong with me, but it’s not something you can see. I’ve got no scar or suspect rash, no lump or bump or missing limb, no sudden slump or system crash. It’s this old ghost I’ve got, you see. It only shows its face to me. It plants these questions in my head and … Read more

What Should I Do Today? 35 Science-Backed Ways to Live Life Happily

What Should I Do Today 35 Science-Backed Ways to Live Life Happily

How to Live Life Happily? But here you will find a more important question: What Should I Do Today? Happiness is so interesting because we all have different ideas about what happiness is and how to get happiness. “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim, and end of human existence.” Aristotle … Read more