plot twists

How We Learned to Appreciate the Plot Twists in Life

Life isn’t a fairy tale. It’s a harsh reality, but it’s true. Are there great moments? Of course. But are there downright awful ones? Absolutely. It would be unrealistic to say otherwise. Sometimes life can be cruel and unfair. But even in those moments, we can (and should) learn to appreciate each and every plot twist life grants us.

Why Plot Twist?

A plot twist is about perspective. By looking at the “bad” moments in … Read the rest

Goal settings: New Year resolutions vs. Monthly goals

Goal Setting: New Year Resolutions vs. Monthly Goals

It’s the start of a new year. So it’s the time where we decide what goals to set. Today, we’re discussing two types of goal setting: New Year resolutions and monthly goals.

New Year Resolutions

The intention of New Year resolutions is to make improvements in the upcoming year. Popular ones include losing weight, spend less,  learning a new skill, investing in your health by eating healthier, etc. They reflect our hope in changing each … Read the rest

Monday Mood Booster: Massages

Monday Mood Booster: Massages

Welcome to the ninth Monday Mood Booster post! Mondays are difficult for many reasons and sometimes we need a little pick-me-up. This series will run the first Monday of each month and highlight something that we love that helps us beat the Monday blues.

This month, it’s massages.

There are several different types such as Swedish, deep and sports massage. You have to find out which type of technique works best on your body.… Read the rest

Why A Low-Key Weekend is Good for Your Mental Health

Why A Low-Key Weekend is Good for Your Mental Health

Weekends are great for spending time with family, going out with friends, running errands, date night, completing household chores, shopping and the list goes on and on. Is it just me or is it exhausting to do so much? When I’ve had a busy weekend, I find that I’m wiped by Sunday night and I’m not refreshed to start a new week. So I’ll make it a point to have the next weekend be a … Read the rest

Monday Mood Booster: Music

Monday Mood Booster: Music

Welcome to the seventh Monday Mood Booster post! Mondays are difficult for many reasons and sometimes we need a little pick-me-up. This series will run the first Monday of each month and highlight something that we love that helps us beat the Monday blues.

This month, it’s music.

I absolutely love music. Who doesn’t? I listen to it every day. At home, in my car, at work. I can’t live without it.

There are

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Practicing Mindfulness on Your Commute

Practicing Mindfulness on Your Commute

Many of us commute to work these days. We end up spending a lot of time in our cars on a daily basis. I commute to work. Some days, my commute feels pretty short while other days, I’m driving so slow that I’m barely pressing on the gas pedal. I used to hate being in traffic but over time, I’ve come to view this time as an opportunity to practice mindfulness.

Mindfulness is the act … Read the rest

why gratitude is necessary

Why Gratitude is Necessary

What is Gratitude?

Gratitude is more than just giving thanks. Gratitude is a reciprocal act of kindness. If someone does something nice for you, then you do something nice for them.  An act of gratitude can be big or small. It can be a gift of appreciation, a thank you card, or a heartfelt statement of praise.

Why show Gratitude?

Gratitude is a powerful tool. It not only makes other people feel better about themselves. … Read the rest

4 Ways to Improve Your Work-Life Balance

4 Ways to Improve Your Work-Life Balance

We spend a lot of our time working… Working our regular hours, working overtime, working in the evenings and so on. Why is that? The obvious answer is that we need an income to live. But why is it that we so willingly choose to neglect ourselves and our personal lives in order to work more? We can’t achieve work-life balance if we only focus on our work and it can be difficult to establish … Read the rest

Be okay

Be Okay with Where You Are in Life

In this day and age, we are constantly bombarded with glossy images of a better, more interesting life. We’re shown images through billboards, commercials, ads, and social media. It becomes a struggle not to have FOMO (fear of missing out). I have certainly experienced envy from time to time by seeing and hearing what others have done.

Gain perspective

Breathe. Take a step back. Everyone’s lives are different. We have our own set of goals. … Read the rest

MMB Fro Yo

Monday Mood Booster: Frozen Yogurt

Welcome to the third Monday Mood Booster post! Mondays are difficult for many reasons and sometimes we need a little pick-me-up. This series will run the first Monday of each month and highlight something that we love that helps us beat the Monday blues. This week’s focus is: frozen yogurt aka fro yo.

Frozen Yogurt and Health Benefits

I love frozen treats. Ice cream, popsicles, sorbet, freezies, gelato, you name it and I likely love … Read the rest