Very few people willingly want to move out of their comfort zone. There is always a driving force that compels a person to take such a huge step. People have been migrating from their homelands for centuries. Some are forced to flee because of unfavorable circumstances, some are drawn to the charm of a new […]
When I tell people around me that I am going to emigrate to Canada next month, the first thing they ask is why. This is followed by dozens of more questions. What am I planning to do there? How will I survive the harsh winters? What about your house here? Will you sell off everything? […]
Whenever I take out the trash, I notice that almost half of the garbage is composed of food – there are leftovers no one wants to eat anymore, stale bread and dinner rolls now engulfed in mould, and wasted fruit that went rotten from being in the refrigerator for too long. It is enough to […]
Does the color red make you feel anxious? Do you feel calm in a blue room? Does orange stimulate your energy levels? It is a no-brainer that looking at certain colors can relax you.
Summers are the best – the long days of warmth and sunshine, sunbathing on the beach, swimming in the pool, and ice-cream cones! What’s not to love about it? However, there is one thing though, that we can all agree on that we don’t like about summer. The heat it brings with itself!
When I was a child, my room was several shades of dusty pink which I abhorred. It was my grandma who chose the color pallet when she was still around. The rose-colored wall, the tinted windows, the stuffy polka-dot bedding, the mauve curtains… It should have been pretty cute, but it reeked of niminy-piminy ladylike […]
Coming up with unique gifts for Father’s Day is not easy. Every year when Father’s Day arrive, we rack our brains trying to figure out the best present. Materialistic things don’t have an impact and cupcakes don’t go easy on the sugar level. Of course, you can always give him a pair of cuff links […]
Not long ago I was at the beach staring at the waves crashing against the shore, listening to the distant cries of seagulls, skies were vast and blue dotted with fluffy clouds… Everything was picture perfect. Well, except for one thing. Whenever I ran my hands through the sand, I came across little bits of […]
I have always been haphazard when it comes to managing expenses and following a budget. I forget where I spend and how much cash I have left on me. When the month ends, and I sit down to calculate, I am clueless as to where half of the money goes.
The season of Spring brings with itself blossoming flowers, rays of sunshine, warm breeze, and unfathomable joy. The new blooms and fresh green grass can lift anyone’s mood after a depressing winter. Almost everyone welcomes spring with open arms and a wide smile.
At some point in all of our lives, we may have felt like giving up the luxuries and worries of contemporary lifestyle to adopt a simpler and more intentional manner of living. I mean, I have often fantasised about quitting my current job, abandoning my well-maintained home, and moving to a small English cottage with […]
After a long, busy, and tiring day, it feels divine to fall into bed and immediately slip into a deep, sound, slumber. Sadly, not all of us have it that easy.
Once a mom, always a mom. Whether you are a puny child of eight or a fully-grown man of 40 with an intimidating moustache, you will always be a little baby in your mom’s eyes.
Every morning when you wake up, you make a beeline for your kitchen to make a fresh cup of coffee and breakfast. A neat and tidy kitchen can do wonders. Not only is it appealing, it also lifts your mood and lets you take control of things easily.
That slight curvature in the living room or bedroom wall, that houses a spectacular window often calls out to be filled and furnished with thought and care. Whether or not your bay window has a view does not detract from the fact that it is a gorgeous space that needs to be appropriately furnished.
Take a look around your house and you will find a number of things that you use every day without giving a single thought. The nail polish remover you take out to rub off the chipped off nail colour, the used tea-bag you just threw away in the bin, that empty jam jar you are […]
Life can be a complicated endeavour. Between getting to work, paying the bills, bringing up children, finding time for your partner, and then there’s your families health and diet and well-being to consider. It is little wonder, that with all of the messages that are constantly thrown at us by the media, we find ourselves, […]
Love them or hate them each brand New Year brings with it, this unspoken drive, this somewhat ‘new’ beginning, the opportunity and ability to start afresh. Resolutions… to do something different, to make a change, to achieve a goal. Yet, for some, it also seems somewhat farcical – after all, you don’t really need a […]
So here we are, standing right on the brink of a brand New Year. As you look back through the year that’s almost over, perhaps you find some amazing wonderful experiences, perhaps there are some things that you might have chosen to do differently. But no matter what those reflections bring, it is a time […]
The feeling of vastness and space is at once linked with peace, serenity and abundance. No surprise then that every time you clear out the clutter and the junk that somehow manages to accumulate of it’s own accord, there is a distinct feeling of accomplishment, followed by a sense of relief, openness and calm.