How to Cure Depression (Professional Advice from a Therapist)

Did you know that most people on anti-depressants are depressed again a year later? And between 2005 and 2015, the number of people living with depression worldwide increased by a staggering 18.4%. Even though people are taking more antidepressants than ever, depression is still increasing. It’s paradoxical to think that the estimated 264 million people in the world living with depression are actually together in feeling alone and hopeless. What the pharmaceutical companies seem to make consumers think is that antidepressants cure a chemical imbalance in their brains. But if that were true, why aren’t we seeing depression disappear? That’s not to say antidepressants don’t reduce the impact of symptoms and act as a bridge to effectively address the underlying problems, …

The 50 Best Leadership Books of All Time

What is the secret to great leadership? Is it a case of sheer good luck and opportunity, some magical cocktail of in-born genius, ambition and charisma, or can it be learned and taught? Leadership isn’t just about money and power. It’s about understanding what makes people tick, knowing your own values and worth, and working with the people and resources around you to make the best out of things. It’s good for business, of course, but it’s more than just that. These are life skills that can help you realise both personal and professional goals. Developing your leadership skills can make a big difference to you and the world around you. Who wouldn’t want that? So if you’re wondering if …

How to Keep a Sense of Normalcy During Quarantine

This quarantine has us all on edge. While it may have been nice to have a short break from reality, at this point, we’re all desperate to achieve some sense of normalcy again. But we must face the reality that we can only control so much.  The virus is still very much alive, and the risk of contracting the virus remains. So, if you want to keep a sense of normalcy during quarantine, focus on remaining safe while creating a routine.  Here are some tips to help. Get on a schedule The boredom can become maddening if you’re spending all of your days at home without much to do. Instead of succumbing to food and alcohol binges, get on a …

3 Reasons Why Mental Health Is So Important

Mental health matters. Taking care of our mental health aids in our resilience and recovery from anything that happens. Anyone can have a bad day, but it doesn’t mean that it’s a bad life. How we respond to it and take care of our mental health are what’s important. Mental health is important at every stage of our lives. It encompasses our overall wellbeing and affects our lives in many ways. Why Is Mental Health Important? Research shows that one in five adults in America – 43.8 million people – experience mental illness, which is 18.5% of our total population. This means that mental health issues frequent our population and affect everything we do. According to HealthyPeople.gov, “neuropsychiatric disorders are …

Motorbike Maintenance: 6 Things You Must Stop Doing Right Away

If you’re like a large portion of adults, you love feeling the wind in your hair and on your face as you zip around own on your bike. But a lot of motorcycle owners do not take care of them, ensuring that they will not last as long as they could. Things as simple as replacing some fluid are sometimes all you need to keep your baby in tip-top condition.  Here are the six things that you have to stop doing in order to be on top of motorcycle maintenance and to make sure it is around for a long time to come. That will give you plenty of time as well as peace of mind when you take it …

Why Waiting for a Return to Normal May Spell the End of Your Relationship

COVID-19 has changed things in the world in many ways. What lasting impact this will have remains to be seen. What we do know is that impact is inevitable. When change occurs on the earth at this level, we have to be willing to change with it. This includes changing how we are with relationships as well.  Are you in isolation with your partner right now? Or has this time of quarantine created a separation between you and your partner? Either way, if you are trying to ride this wave of the Coronavirus, waiting for a return to normal so things will go back to normal with your relationship, that might not work. What if you can use this as …

50 Self-Affirmations to Help You Stay Motivated Every Day

We’ve all been in some pretty tough spots throughout our lives. Regardless of how good things seem to be, we all experience those moments which make us think “I can’t do it”, or “I can’t go on any longer”. These are important moments in our lives. They have the potential to make or break us on our path towards success and happiness. So we must make the right choices in these moments. To help you find that crucial inner strength I’ve put together a helpful list. And I’m going to walk you through 10 of the most important things to remember that will turn “I can’t do it”, into an “I can and I will do it!” 1. Persistence Is …

Top Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes and Sayings

Eleanor Roosevelt was the wife of the 32nd president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt. She devoted her time to public service and championed women’s rights. She was known for her intelligence and gentle demeanor. Eleanor Roosevelt was an outspoken and courageous person, who used her wisdom to inspire people to achieve greatness. After her husband’s death, President Harry Truman appointed Eleanor as a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly. Later she became chair of the U.N. Human Rights Commission. She died on November 7, 1962, at the age of 78. Eleanor Roosevelt quotes on this page aim to inspire you to become stronger, more confident and live a better life. You will find here Eleanor Roosevelt quotes …

What is Essentialism and How You Can Benefit from It

In our ever distracting world overloaded with information, there has been an increasing interest in minimalism – “less is more” and Marie Kondo’s house clearing. People have become exhausted with the availability of things, consumer products, life choices, and demands. It is never-ending, and it is no surprise that many people are turning to simpler ways of living. Essentialism has some similarities with minimalism, but these two concepts are very different. What Is Essentialism? In 2014, Greg McKeown published the best selling book: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, and he has been teaching individuals, corporations and world leaders about the art of essentialism ever since. Greg defines essentialism as: Less but better. Essentialism is a way of life that …

Lack of Motivation and Enthusiasm

Motivation and enthusiasm manifest as desire and interest, and as a driving force that pushes you to take action and pursue goals. However, it often happens that you cannot awaken enough desire and interest, and you lack motivation. This is a frustrating situation, since you might have some wishes and dreams, but cannot get enough inner strength and motivation to act. When motivation is lacking you become passive, unhappy and stay in the same place without making progress. There are many reasons for the loss or absence of motivation, such as: A weak desire Laziness Shyness Lack of belief Lack of self esteem Lack of self confidence In some cases, the reason might be a physical or mental problem, which …

How to Deal with Negative Thoughts (The Healthy Way)

We have all been there. At some points in our lives, we question ourselves whether we are doing good enough or capable for all the uncertainties that might come up as we grow older. We doubt about decisions and choices we made or simply feel “I am just not good enough for that.” This is self-doubt. Self-doubt occurs when we are lack of confidence or feeling incapable of doing things we need to do. People who doubt about themselves panic about things would go out of control or not going the way as expected. A certain level of self-doubt is good because it indicates you understand what you need to improve in order to do a better job. (Just remember …

Why It’s Important to Broaden Your View Rather Than Limit It

When we consider what it takes to be successful, most experts will suggest that you find one particular area of focus and narrow in on it as tight as possible. But I’ve tried that strategy and found it less than inspiring. To be honest, I believe it’s brought me more struggle than success. From the start of my writing journey, I fell into the trap of hyper-focus. It was hard not to as this seems to be the strategy everyone preaches. Of course, there were plenty of things about a narrower view that made sense to me: my clarity and understanding should have been deeper in a tightly-defined niche, it would be easier to brand myself so that people could …

Confucius Quotes, Sayings and Words of Wisdom

On this page you will find some of Confucius quotes and Confucius sayings. Confucius (551 B.C. – 479 B.C.) was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher, whose teachings and philosophy have deeply influenced Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese thought and life. The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. The sayings of Confucius are nowadays quite popular, and you can find his words quoted in many places. One of Confucius famous quotes is, “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” Another two well-known Confucius sayings are: “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” “It is easy to …

Why It’s Important for Career Fulfillment

More often than not, people are more stressed out about work than they’re passionate about it. As that saying goes: “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life”. But is it really so simple? Finding a job you love may not be as easy as people tend to believe.  However, it’s still possible to learn to love the job that you have and become passionate about it. Unfortunately, that’s also a great challenge, especially since modern work environments tend to get overwhelming. Technology was designed to help people do more in less time but in a seamless way. But for some reason, technology is only helping us do a lot more …

The Pros and Cons of Being Self-Critical (And How to Strike a Balance)

The problem with frustration is that it can cripple in on anyone, but it can be hard to pinpoint exactly where it comes from. What is frustration really? If we ask the dictionary, it tells us it’s the feeling of being upset or annoyed as a result of being unable to change or achieve something. This doesn’t really give us much of an in-depth explanation of our frustration, so how can we solve this problem? The reason behind your frustration can be complicated, but we’ve gone over different — yet common — reasons of frustration, because once the source is found, you’ll be able to get right back on track. 1. Make your failure a lesson A failure has as …

7 Secrets to Become a Healthier You

Health is a major concern for everyone. It has a direct influence on your quality of life and even your lifespan. Although this is common knowledge, you may struggle at times to find the balance that will promote a feel-good condition and ensure that your body is well maintained. With all the different approaches to dieting, exercising, and mindfulness, the task of becoming your healthiest self can seem intimidating, or feel overwhelming to take on.  However, if you feel motivated to improve your personal experience of life, there is certainly a simple and practical method for doing so. These 7 secrets can be applied by anyone who wants to be healthier and live better. 1. Wake Up Ready Wake up …