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How to stay happy

In a previous post, I talked about how there’s no such thing as a happy life, only the ability to create moments that bring us happiness. The more such moments we create in our lives, the greater the fulfillment and joy that we’ll feel. But it’s not as if a ‘happy…

How to figure out what’s important to you

Ten months. That’s the amount of time that passed between my dad’s cancer diagnosis and the day he passed away. And honestly, it was more like 9 months, 2 weeks, 1 day, 8 hours, and 17 minutes. Not that anyone’s counting, right? It’s hard to believe that the one-year mark…

Do you feel like you’re outgrowing your life?

The other day, my computer was acting whacky. It was concerning because I’d just undertaken extensive measures to speed it up and now it was back to acting impossibly slow. I decided to run a full system anti-virus scan to see if I could detect any issues. Presto! The operating…

How to have a happier life

I know you might’ve heard the suggestion before that happiness is a decision. In other words, you can be having the worst day of your life but still decide to put your big girl pants on and paint a 100-watt smile onto your face. (I suppose the question then might…

How to overcome fear

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the…

Overcoming depression

When I was 21 years old and living on my own for the first time, I was diagnosed with clinical depression. (I later learned from a university professor that there are three groups that are most prone to depression: women, twenty-something’s, and creative people. Great, I thought. I was hit…

How to overcome depression

“Apparently she’s taking anti-depressants but she has nothing to be depressed about.” The words, uttered by a friend about a non-mutual friend, struck a chord with me for two reasons: 1) Could only people burned by certain circumstances be rewarded with the right to feel depressed? If so, this can…

How to become more spiritual

When my father was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer on Black Friday 2012 (that’s the day after Thanksgiving, for those not familiar with American holidays), it set into a motion one of the biggest transformations of my life. I call it, in fact, my Spiritual Awakening, a period in my…

How to keep your goals

December 31st/January 1st is the time of year when everyone breaks out the blank sheets of paper and bottles of champagne to write their New Year’s Resolutions, goals, dreams, and visions for the next 12 months. However, according to most popular articles, only 8% of people actually end up keeping…

3 awesome things you and Superman have in common

I recently watched ‘Man of Steel’ (spoiler alerts ahead!), the newest film adaptation of Superman. I couldn’t help but enjoy it because of it’s coming-of-age feel. You watch Clark’s journey from infancy to manhood, and his repeated efforts to understand himself. You can see the pain, conflict, and at time…