Are you planning your long-awaited and much-needed holiday? Summer is finally here and we can now head to the beach, or maybe the mountains. Yeah, remember to pack those skis, snow goggles, and gloves for the snow. A GPS could come in handy if you are in for some trekking or exploration. Don’t forget the […]
A staycation is the kind of vacation that you spend at home instead of traveling all the way to different destinations. They’re great for saving money, avoiding the physical and mental hassle of traveling, and simply enjoying the relaxation of your own home.
Nowadays, it seems like we’re always rushing on to the next task, the next day, or the next goal. In the course of always chasing the next thing to accomplish, we often forget to just live in the moment and pay attention to what’s happening right now.
Happiness is never too far from where you can find gratitude. Luckily, there’s always something to be thankful for in our lives. The thing is, it’s not always easy to find something to appreciate and be grateful about. On bad days when all we can seem to focus on is everything that’s going wrong or […]
Goal-setting is a non-negotiable stepping stone to success. While it’s blissful to live life on the fly, having specific and measurable goals keeps us on track and helps us assess if we’re anything near achieving the life we’ve always wanted for ourselves.
It’s been more than a year since the world first went on a lockdown which we all thought would last six weeks, at most. Some borders and businesses have since reopened, but we’re still a long way from reclaiming our normal lives.
Have you ever taken a day off only to find yourself wracked with guilt for not actually doing anything? And to top it all off, you never quite managed to get into the mood to relax after all? You are definitely not alone. Society’s glorification of the ‘hustle’ has all of us hyper-fixating on being […]
Netflix’s longest-running original series Grace and Frankie has an impressive legion of fans for a show about two 70-year-olds. Sure, the fact that the two elder ladies were played by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin no doubt added to the intrigue around the show, but Grace and Frankie has evolved to be something bigger than […]
When we were young, making friends seemed like second nature to us. It was easy to make friends among other kids in our neighborhoods and in school. As we age, though, work meetings replace playdates and adult responsibilities take the place of youthful exploration that gave us many of the friends we met earlier in […]
People often ask me why was it that we chose Canada to emigrate to. There were many options that may have been far better in terms of living expenses and weather conditions such as European countries. Ours is a simple answer. We have family in Canada and it’ll fare well for us as it offers […]
A world where everyone returns every show of kindness they get is a great world. If there’s anything better than that, though, it’s a world where everyone takes that kindness – and pays it forward. There is more than enough kindness and compassion to go around, and every day is a new opportunity to bring […]
The day we booked our tickets to Canada, the only thing I could think about was the new home. Everything would be brand new – furniture, curtains, appliances and even our toiletries. It was my husband who gave me a much-needed wake-up call that forced me to come out of my fantastic daydream.
“The avoidance of suffering is a form of suffering. The avoidance of struggle is a struggle. The denial of failure is a failure. Hiding what is shameful is itself a form of shame.”
2020 was not an easy year by any means. But now that it’s finally winding down and we’re still here, it’s time to look back with introspection at all the things this challenging year has taught us about ourselves, if only to make sure we’re walking out of it having gained something to offset everything […]
At the rate 2020 is going, the prospects for getting a fresh start once the new year comes have never been more appealing. You’ve probably lost count of how many times you’ve promised yourself and your friends you’d do all sorts of fun, crazy things once this pandemic is over.
If the year 2020 taught us anything, it’s that we can never truly plan for the future. Life will always have curveballs we can’t prepare for, so perpetually chasing a mythical future where you’d be living a life you love may not be the best idea. People have wasted their best years living halfheartedly in […]
Over decades, ‘minimalism’ has transformed into being an art movement, to a well-celebrated design principle, to being a complete lifestyle. For now, let’s focus on the kind of minimalism that’s closely associated with Marie Kondo, and her magical ways of tidying up a home. If you’re thinking about re-imagining your home to include minimalist principles […]
Now that you’ve identified why you want to adapt a minimalist lifestyle and have reviewed the most important concepts when it comes to Kondo-Style minimalism, it’s time to ease into the shift.
Working from home often conjures up images of working at your desk in pyjamas, day time television on in the background, and basically the assumed freedom of being able to decide when you do, what you need to do. While the freedom is very real, being master of your own clock and learning to juggle […]