Self care isn’t selfish

Self care isn’t a fad, it’s a necessary habit. It’s a mindset that will help you to do more not just for yourself, but for others too. Often self care is thought is as a selfish attitude. But nothing could be further from the truth. Looking after yourself does not make you a selfish person. […]

Are external factors defining who you are?

It is really easy to let external factors define who we are. Especially the traumatic ones. I know, I’ve been there… There will always be things in our lives that impact us negatively. Some of them a lot. And it can be really easy to become bitter or sad and live your life like that. But here’s the important […]

Are you living your life, or too busy trying to make life happen?

One absolute truth about life is the fact that everything in life is temporary. Nothing lasts forever. Be it people. Or things. Or experiences. People come and go. Some stay longer than others. But no one will be there forever – be it because some people are just not meant to be there with you […]

How to get a handle on your emotions

Most things in our lives are out of our control. But one thing that we do have some control over is how we deal with things, i.e. our reactions/emotions. But even that takes work. Controlling your emotions doesn’t happen automatically. It requires knowing and understanding them. That takes effort and practice. If you want to […]

How to deal with information overload

It used to be a problem, not having enough information. Even 50 years ago, information on most things weren’t easily available. But that’s hardly an issue anymore. The current problem isn’t a lack of information, but rather, having too much of it. It is great – having whatever information we need and want at our […]

My 5 step framework for effectively dealing with anxiety and stress

Anxiety and stress are experienced by everyone. No one really is completely immune to anxiety. We all feel it, and that’s not a bad thing. Anxiety is a survival mechanism – it helped us survive, and still does. Without a bit of anxiety, we would stop being vigilant, and become too complacent. But it becomes […]

Do you really want what you think you want?

Being popular and in-demand can be great. Until you’re too much in demand, too popular. Then it can become a burden. That’s why a lot of celebs go to extreme lengths to hide or disguise their identity when they go out. And go to great lengths to protect their privacy. Most have guards, and security, […]

The pursuit of materialism

The world now revolves around materialism. The pursuit of having more, buying more, and getting more defines our society these days, by and large. That is not a good thing. Either for us individually. Or collectively. And it’s certainly not good for the world as a whole. Materialism is a short-term strategy that favours small […]

5 Things I learned About Cannabis

I was watching a documentary on cannabis last night (on BBC), and here are five of the main things I learned from it. 1. Cannabis is mainly comprised of two chemical components – THC and CBD. THC is what causes people to experience a “high”, whereas CBD does not have any psychoactive effect. 2. There […]

Two things to try when you are in a bad mood

Pretending to not be in a bad mood… Does not really work. You can smile to hide your anger, but that does not get rid of your anger. You can fake being enthusiastic, but that does not get rid of your frustration. You can act like you are happy, but that does not get rid […]