We sometimes forget how difficult it was at the beginning – just to start something. Sure it was fun and joyful, but we struggled and had breakdowns (so many!), yet we fought back and ultimately made it. Now that we see others go through these experiences and hardships, I hope...
“Before you attain it, it’s something wonderful. After you attain it, it’s nothing special.”* It’s in our natural human capacity to overvalue things that are outside of our control and things that we don’t own yet, giving them more significance than they’re originally valued at. More often than not we set goals thinking they’ll change … Continue reading Getting there versus being there
All relationships are two-sided. This means that there's always a giver and a receiver, but this doesn't mean that the giver should always be the giver or the receiver should always be the receiver. In an effort for them to work properly, both sides must put a similar amount of effort. This goes from communication, … Continue reading It’s a two-way thing
Running isn’t for everyone. You will either like it or hate it, or both. I hate the beginning of it, the fact of knowing I’ll be running an inhuman amount of miles in a single run. But I like every moment of it during the run as running has become my passive meditation during the … Continue reading Like it or hate it
Breaking up is never easy. Neither is trying to get over a relationship that was fun, full of good and fulfilling experiences – one that seemed the ideal for the type of people we once were. Our personalities and love style were so similar, and our ideals and vision for the future were also once … Continue reading On dating and relationships…
Having personal or career issues? You’re far from being the first, last, or only one. We have all needed some form of help at some point, and most of us have also not looked for this help because we thought it was too small to ask for help and that we could either fix it … Continue reading It’s ok not to be ok
Money can surely buy most, if not all, the nice things we've ever dreamed of: the latest gadgets, the shiniest watches, the nicest pieces of clothes, the most luxurious cars, the biggest houses, you name them. Money is nice and solves many fundamental life problems, but it can't buy contentment and all the intangible things … Continue reading How much is enough?
“When you’re everywhere, you’re nowhere” - Rumi
How often does social media make you feel like you’re not doing enough, working enough, achieving enough, or just not good enough? Probably often? More like always? No wonder people feel stressed out and depressed as a result. The social media image of happy people looking like they have it all figured out sometimes makes … Continue reading Overachievers are overrated
I’m rarely impressed by who people are, how they look like, what they do, and what they own. Similarly, I don't really care much and wouldn't judge you based on your race, gender, religion, culture, or sexual inclination. What I truly care about is how you treat people around you, both the people you know … Continue reading Two kinds