Why and how we should forgive

Most of us have trouble letting go of the grudges we hold when we’re wronged in life. The fact is, we all get hurt from time to time, even by people we love. For everyone, in order to move and live a happy, healthy life, forgiveness is crucial. Here’s why and how we should forgive.

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Happiness

Modern mental health science has focused all its energy and attention on the whys, hows, and cures for depression. However, far less time has been spent studying happiness. It’s as if happiness were taken for granted as our “normal” state, and depression is not a natural state as well. And while it’s true that negative […]

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Understanding fear

Fear is often considered a negative reaction, but in fact, fear works for us. In the face of danger, real danger, fear which is embedded in the brain’s amygdala, gets us to react in an instant to a dangerous situation. It’s an automatic response to our survival. The amygdala monitors the sensory information in search […]

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Words of wisdom from my tax lady

As I sat there in shock at how much I had to pay in taxes when I had been living on a string for almost three years now, and tears started rolling down my cheeks like an overflowing river, my tax lady held my hand tight and said: “You will get over this. Life is […]

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Brief encounters

Allowing someone into your life, no matter how briefly, can touch your soul and teach you something new about yourself. Every day we have a chance to become the person we wish we were thanks to those chance encounters. So, take advantage of every single one of them. Some may be painful but, as we learn to […]

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How did you get through it?

I had no choice. And this will probably be everyone’s life story at some point. We just somehow make it through because we have no other choice. We always manage to see the light as long as we fight our battles and see them through. No, it’s not easy. But who said life was easy? […]

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Making Depression and Addiction Your New Best Friends

If you suffer from an addiction, you are also likely to suffer from depression. I know from personal experience as well as a lot of research that both conditions tend to strike simultaneously and, while they are often incurable, effective treatments exist. While you don’t have to suffer an addiction to suffer from depression, the […]

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Quantum moments; Peaceful change

According to the late Wayne Dyer “quantum moments are surprising—unexpected, uninvited, and unforeseen. Quantum moments are benevolent, in other words, they come with feelings of peace, serenity, and bliss. The fourth quality of a quantum moment is that it never goes away. That moment is burned into our consciousness in a vivid picture that won’t […]

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