Yet again! Why do bad things happen to good people

The recent explosions in Brussels killing about 20 people and leaving around 230 wounded, raises the question again “Why do bad things happen?” More importantly, Why do bad things happen to good people? Conversely, it can also be asked “Why do good things happen to bad people?” If you are a believer in faith with […]

Why you must have Self-Compassion – 3 challenges you must overcome

The topic of self-compassion is a bit alien. When was the last time someone said, “Be compassionate towards yourself.” Self-Compassion is needed in addition to being compassionate towards others. As Dr. Kristin Neff puts it “when you are self-compassionate, we give ourselves the same kindness and care we’d give to a good friend.” In the […]

Beads of Wisdom from Rumi

I have been fascinated with the poetry of Rumi. This persian poet from the 13th century is regarded as the best selling poet in the United States. Rumi’s poetry on the surface appear as love poems. Beyond the literal meaning there is a transcendental and spiritual  meaning. Recently I read the book, Love Poems of […]

The Narrator Within – Change Your Narrative, Change Your Life.

Recently on a trip to Argentina, I met an individual who owing to personal reasons had moved from Western Europe and made the Latin American part of the world his new home. I asked him on his experience living away from his home country. He could have complained, whine about the emotional distress and make […]

Why being Vulnerable is your best Offense – 3 Strategies to heal your internal scars

You go to a Doctor to get treated for your physical ailments. What about the deep troubling scars inside you which no doctor can see? How do you get them treated? We all experience it. There are deep troubling scars embedded in us that we try to overlook and move on. Childhood traumas, loss of a […]

5 Ways of Internal Cleansing

Body or external cleansing is a given. We recognize the importance of body cleansing through our experiences or an enforced discipline by our parents and teachers. The ill-effects being very visible, there is no specific reminder needed for body cleansing. What about internal cleansing? By internal cleansing, I am referring to a cleansing which can […]

Working Backwards – 3 reasons on why it works!

John F Kennedy had a grandiose vision – put a man on moon. Several years after Kennedy’s death, in 1969, Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. President Dwight Eisenhower took a US map and on it drew eight highways running through the country. With that hand-drawn map, the foundation for the world’s best 48,000 miles […]

Stop Trying, Start Living – The need for Intelligent Action

Irvin Gordon has clocked more than 3 million miles in his Volvo P 1800. The car occupies a special place in the Guinness world records as the car with the highest mileage. Appears an impossible feat, when many of us probably put a hundred thousand miles on our cars and get ready to turn it over. […]

Are we giving our children too much freedom, or not enough?

Online polls indicate children ought to be given more freedom. However, there is no scientific study to show kids having unconstrained freedom becoming better individuals. Is your child having enough freedom? How do you decide? We encourage our kids to develop self-esteem; we are caught in between giving them freedom vs. restraining them; as parents, we like our children to […]

Being Mentally Strong

There are some broad patterns of thought process and behaviors in all of us. You cannot generalize or make a judgement call, however, some obvious characteristics are evident. You learn to identify traits – Decisive vs. Indecisive, Secure vs. Insecure and so on. I have come to admire individuals who are mentally strong. These are […]