Personal development

I may look okay but I am not okay

I may look okay but I am not really okay

“I am may look okay but I am not okay” – do you feel that way sometimes? I look around me and consider myself truly fortunate that I am much better off than most others around me. I have nothing really to complain about — nothing significant, at least.  So yes, my work has dwindled since the start of the pandemic. This lockdown has not made things better. I try my best to stay okay, writing my gratitude lists and jotting down…

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Mindful Living Wednesday Wisdom

What are you going to do with your today?

what are you going to do with your today wednesdaywisdom

How often have we scoffed at someone when they said “live in the present moment”! But really, think about what are you going to do with your today? We can get so caught up with thinking about what we want to do with our lives that we forget to pause and pay attention to this day – today – the one we are living right now at this moment. So, what are you going to do with your today? I…

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Mindful Living Personal development Wednesday Wisdom

Are you too nice for your own good? (5 reasons you shouldn’t be)

Are you too nice for your own good?

Having a shortcoming pointed out is never comfortable in the best of times but being accused of being too nice for your own good always stings a little more. I should know. I believe every one of us is a bit of a people pleaser in varying degrees. And when someone says you are too nice it is not really a compliment. It is a sign that you need to take action to make some behavioral changes. “Sometimes being too…

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Parenting health and wellness tips

8 Practical Tips To Help Children Enjoy Reading To Develop Language Skills

8 tips to help children enjoy reading

I would be the first to agree that raising a reader is crucial. When we help children enjoy reading, it also helps them develop language skills. I am lucky that my son is a natural bookworm and has a formidable collection of books. We were also glad to watch him grow enjoying reading and were secretly relieved he never found computer games appealing.  Fortunately, we are a family of book nerds and were able to provide him with an environment…

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Mindful Living Wednesday Wisdom

Are you making life harder than it has to be?

Are you making life harder than it has to be

I have been wondering – are we making life harder than it has to be? Oh, life is tough. With a million things to manage on a daily basis, it is no surprise we lag behind more often than we care to admit. Still, life probably hard sometimes because we can be our own enemies. We make it hard for ourselves. Weird eh? What really happens is this: when times are tough, we make them tougher just to get a…

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