I am someone who arguably dabbles in self-criticism more often than I should. I’m not entirely sure why it is I’m so hard on myself, but I have been my entire life. I think it stems from my perfectionist tendencies, if I had to take a guess, but I’m sure there are other contributing factors, … More Are you too hard on yourself?
While I’m certainly no expert, I do believe I know a thing or two in the context of how to achieve happiness in life. I say this because I’ve learned some things through experience, observations, challenges and triumphs, and while I’m only 27 and (hopefully) have some years ahead of me, I think my opinion … More Read this to learn how to live a happier life
I am willing to bet that all of us, at one point or another, have been in a situation that we sincerely did not wish to be in. It’s inevitable, really; life isn’t all sunshine and butterflies, and sometimes, shit hits the fan. Perhaps shit has hit more than the fan for some of us, … More No, you don’t need to put up with shit you don’t want to
I once heard a saying that was something along the lines of ‘if you come across something in life that doesn’t make you miserable, it’s best to hold onto it,’ and it really resonated with me. If I’m not mistaken, the quote may have come from an episode of Sons of Anarchy, although I could … More These are a few of my favourite things
I apologize if I am sounding a bit like a broken record as I am certain I composed a post on the same subject matter not that long ago, but hear me out. I very much feel as though the ‘little things’ in life that pack a big punch are so often overlooked, and it … More Little things, big impact
Control is a facet of life that, I believe, a lot of us develop a borderline toxic mentality towards. There are a lot of things in life we can control, for example, what we put into our bodies, the sort of work we do, who we form relationships with, what we purchase, etc. In fact, … More No, you really can’t control everything
The other day, I had a bit of a twilight zone moment, if you will. I was exercising in my basement, and for some unknown reason, my mind was suddenly inundated with memories from when I was playing the sport of rugby, which I loved. It was a passion of mine, when I was playing, … More The significance of taking the time to explore what we love
As of late, I’ve come to a startling realization regarding certain things in my life. To be more specific, I’ve been fortunate enough to acknowledge the happiness that can present itself when we let go of or remove negative influences and forces in our lives, and I wanted to discuss this epiphany with all of … More Finding happiness in letting go
I had a conversation with a friend not too long ago regarding gift-giving and gift-receiving. She and I agreed that we both prefer giving gifts to receiving them in terms of the act enabling us to feel happiness, and I’ve chatted with quite a few folks who feel the same way. I think it’s quite … More Yes, giving back really does make you feel good
About a year ago, a couple of my good friends and I lost touch. There were multiple working components to the situation which complicated things when we initially lost contact, and over time, things became more obscure as a result of miscommunication and false narratives. Recently, I was able to reconnect with both of them, … More Finding freedom in confrontation
Happiness is something all of us should have the opportunity to experience over the course of our lives. Without it, life would be rather bleak, and I’m not exactly sure what our planet would look like or how it would function in the absence of joy. It is disheartening to acknowledge that there are some … More Here’s how to be happier
Negativity is one of those things that has the ability to consequentially affect just about each and every one of us. You could live a relatively perfect life and still find places for negativity to form and flourish, regardless of your best attempts at optimism. I would imagine a lot of us are feeling more … More Feeling like a negative Nancy? Read this
To find something in life that we are truly passionate about is a wonderful thing. Discovering something that brings us utmost joy and happiness is one of the beauties of life itself, and going throughout life without a passion is something I can’t imagine to be overly pleasant. Sometimes I wonder whether or not we … More The importance of finding our passions
Yesterday’s post seemed to go over quite well with you, my lovely readers, and because of this, and also because I said I would continue the topic for today’s post, I’ve got plenty more small lifestyle changes that produce big wins to share with all of you, courtesy of lifehack.org. Check out the rest. 21. … More … and here are even more attainable life changes to become healthier
COVID-19 is a term that, two years ago, none of us had heard of. If only it had remained an unknown term. Here we are, in 2021, using, seeing and reading the term arguably more often than we would like to be. COVID-19 has become an integral component of daily life on a global scale. … More Has COVID-19 made you a better person?
My recent post regarding quick self-care practices seemed to go over well with all of you lovely readers, and because I didn’t share all of the ideas the web page from webmd.com, I figured I may as well do another post on the same topic, a sort of a continuation of my initial post, if … More Here’s some more speedy self-care tips
Nowadays, it seems as though more of us are short of time than ever before. We wake up and rush to get ready for work; we rush to work; we rush out of work; we rush home from work to get food on the table. You get my point. Because so many of us are … More Check out these self-care practices that take less than 15 minutes to do
‘Enjoy the small things in life’ is a saying all of us, arguably, have been told or have said at some point in our lives, and for good reason. I am a firm believer that life is full of simple joys that don’t have to be particularly elaborate or over the top, and even more … More What do you consider to be simple pleasures?
A year ago, I never would have thought that I would still be writing about the coronavirus pandemic and all of its unfortunate and adverse effects. But, here we are, still in the middle of this shit, trying to come to terms with how to grapple so much stress and confusion while juggling daily life … More The importance of recognizing simple joys
‘Carpe diem’ is arguably a phrase that your ears have heard at some point in life. Meaning seize the day, this Latin ideology emphasizes the concept that life is short and therefore should be enjoyed while we have access to it. Although a little stereotypical when referred to as a life motto, according to an … More Is ‘carpe diem’ your new life motto? For a lot of Americans, it is
New Years resolutions are a concept we are all familiar with. With the beginning of a New Year, many of us designate some goals we would like to achieve in the turning of the calendar year, some common examples being to eat healthier, exercise more, giving up something unhealthy or trying to kick a bad … More This is why you shouldn’t make New Years resolutions
I think it is safe to say that happiness is something many of us could use a little more of as of late, considering what we have already encountered this year. COVID-19 has undeniably put a bit of a damper on many of our spirits, and it seems as though we have become overly focused … More Have you heard about Copenhagen’s happiness museum?
Happiness, in most ways, is a subjective thing. It can look and feel different for everyone, and considering how different each of us is from one another, it makes sense that what makes us happy differs from one person to the next, too. And, as it turns out, the subjectivity of happiness has been scientifically … More Yes, you can control your happiness
I’ve written a few different posts discussing anxiety and of the joys and wonders it entails, but I wanted to write another regarding how to go about your day with frequent anxiety since a lot of us are feeling more anxious than usual these days. If you’ve noticed your anxiety a little more as of … More Dealing with daily anxiety
Sometimes all it takes to turn a mood around is some positive language. I’m not exactly sure what it is about reading and absorbing words on a page, but I find that reading positive things can significantly alter my mood for the better. With that thought in mind, I thought it might be helpful to … More Here are some uplifting quotes to get you through this week
We’re all aware of the importance of staying hydrated when it comes to our bodies. Not consuming enough clear fluids over the course of time can have severe consequences, therefore upping our H2O intake is something that doesn’t really require a whole lot of questioning. In addition to benefitting our bodies, water can also benefit … More Want to be happier? Try drinking more water
Staying positive and optimistic during a rather strange situation, like a pandemic, can be difficult. Personally, I’ve found myself feeling better certain days and then a little down again the next, and it’s frustrating to try and distinguish how exactly to keep our spirits up during these trying times. An article from The Good News … More Feeling down? Read this to cheer up
Regardless if you’re working right now, in self-isolation, or in quarantine, I think it is safe to say that we could all use a bit of a pick-me-up in such a desolate time. Many of us are doing everything in our power to stay as positive as possible, but as the days of COVID-19 continue, … More Here are some things you can do to lift your spirits
There is a belief that suggests bartenders are some of the best free counselors in existence, and since becoming a bartender at my current job, I can say with complete certainty that I support this belief. I’ve been bartending for a couple of months now, and it is somewhat mind-blowing to consider the amount of … More Making the most of everyday life
Happiness, for many of us, is a vague term. What constitutes happiness? Is it something that can be defined objectively, or does it exceed categorizations and operates as its own entity based on each person? Personally, I believe happiness to be entirely subjective, meaning it differs for everyone. What makes me happy may not necessarily … More Are you as happy as you could be?