Have you been indecisive about something in your life? Are you afraid of taking risks? Do you have difficulties moving forward? The reason for it is the fear that is holding you back.
All of us at some point in our lives have experienced fear. Whether it is a fear of starting a new job, changing a career, or starting a new business.
The fear can be physical and psychological. In this article, I’d like to focus on psychological fear. Fear can:
Life works in funny ways and doesn’t always play out in the way we envisioned it to be. But that’s what makes it more interesting — the unpredictability of it.
I planned to skip on turkey this Thanksgiving, but as it turns out, we had a change of plans.
The reason I never cooked a turkey before was that our family used to celebrate every Thanksgiving over at our extended family’s house. Usually I would cook a side dish or a dessert and bring it over for all of us to share.
But this time around, due to the pandemic, my husband and I and our two children are staying in our house and it’ll be just four of us. …
Thanksgiving is around the corner, but for most people, it won’t be a traditional celebration as it always has been.
This pandemic year has brought in a lot of changes. Many people had to readjust and rethink their family plans for holidays. They had to cancel their travel and break their family traditions.
And while this holiday season won’t take on a traditional festive glow, we can still make the most of it by being present and feeling grateful for what we have.
In my family, we never have huge gatherings on Thanksgiving. We always celebrate with our small group of close-knit family members. …
We are now months into the pandemic. The world is in a long pause. Who knows when it will ever bounce back to normal. Like most people, I’ve been staying home for the most part.
I’m still happy. Happy because I can write. It is in writing that I occupy myself in my free time. It is through writing that I live in the present moment and not let the current situation affect me.
I write every day — something I’d never done before the pandemic. I don’t mind staying at home for a long time. I don’t feel lonely when I write. …
You like to write. You put writing on your schedule. You planned to write. Then you sit at your desk, but nothing comes to mind. Sounds familiar?
Even seasoned writers experience a dry spell. Those days when absolutely nothing comes to mind, and you’re stuck with a dreaded writer’s block.
Here is the reality check: it’s not enough to want to write — you need to have a clear picture of what you want to write.
As a writer, I’ve been there. I knew I wanted to write. But what will I write? Every time I sat down at my desk, I felt frustrated because I wasn’t able to write anything. Not even a word. …
As the Covid-19 cases continue to surge in America, Pfizer’s vaccine is on its way soon to reach four U.S. states: Rhode Island, Texas, New Mexico, and Tennessee.
As Pfizer said: “We are hopeful that results from this vaccine delivery pilot will serve as the model for other U.S. states and international governments, as they prepare to implement effective COVID-19 vaccine programs.”
Based on the preliminary data, the vaccine has proved to be 90% effective in preventing COVID-19.
While the vaccine can be an optimistic sign that we’re heading in the right direction, at this point, it is not yet available to the general public. …
Every time I tune in to hear the latest coverage on the Covid-19 pandemic, all I hear is that the number of infections keeps rising. And so is the number of people dying from Covid-19.
According to statistics, more than 1,000 people are dying from Covid-19 infections in America today. These numbers are sobering. Of all the states where infections are on the rise, the states of Iowa, Minnesota, New Mexico, Tennessee, and Wisconsin show the highest number of deaths.
We are not handling the virus as we should. We failed to curb the spread and now the virus is spiraling out of control. …
Have you heard the expression: “Laughter is the best medicine?”
Laughter indeed has medicinal healing effects on the mind and body.
If not for my kids, with my writing goals, household responsibilities, and kids’ schoolwork, I’d probably have little to no time to laugh. But when my kids make funny scenes, I burst into laughter. Occasionally I’d join them and share the funny moments when they play with our puppy. It feels good to be a kid once in a while. To be like a kid and laugh like a kid.
Here are five physical and psychological benefits of laughter:
At some point in life, you have probably encountered a jealous person either at work or in your social life.
Jealous people usually are insecure and have low self-esteem. Their insecurity can manifest in many different ways.
Jealousy is very unhealthy and can affect the person who harbors jealousy as well as the person whom someone envies. It can scar him or her psychologically.
Research conducted by the University of California points out that the younger population aged under 30 are more jealous than the older population of people over 50. …
Compassion is a quality that is fundamental to all human beings. It is an ingredient that defines our human nature. Without compassion, we’d be callous and heartless and not capable of relating to one another emotionally.
Living in today’s busy and hectic world, we often get carried away with our own problems. We forget to pause and think about our feelings and those of others. But by not being present, we distance ourselves further and create a wider gap of alienation.
As humans, we’re wired to feel compassionate towards others, but we can also grow in our compassion by choosing to practice it more. …