life lessons

Are You Trapped In A “Happiness Illusion”?

Lately I’ve not been feeling happy at all. And when I look at my life, I just can’t figure out why. I have a beautiful family, good health, steady work that I like, friends whom I love and are very close to my heart… So why do I feel sad? Why do I feel like […] Read more…

I Am Human

If life is a classroom, what’s the one thing you would say you’ve learned so far? Whenever I interview people for a job, I love to ask the question, “What do you know for sure, about life, right now?” I don’t ask this question to challenge anyone or be cocky. I simply ask this question […] Read more…

7 Situations Where Thank You Can Change Everything

Now here’s something I know a lot of us think very little about. How much we do and don’t say “Thank You”. We all know the basics — if you want to show gratitude for something someone may have done to you or for you, you say, “Thank You”. But how many of us are […] Read more…

The Truth About My Mornings

I know most of us moms would love to appear as though we have everything under control. And if we don’t, we might just pretend to others, and ourselves, that we do. We want the world to think that by the time we’ve arrived at work, getting the kids out of bed and dressed was […] Read more…

Letter To My 30-Year-Old Self

“I’m worried… I’m almost 30 years old — I don’t have a boyfriend and I’m still trying to figure out what I should do with my life…,” said a friend of mine over a drink the other day. My first reaction was to calm her down. I told her to relax and said, “The 30s […] Read more…

15 Spot On Quotes About Life From Children’s Books

Now here’s a refreshing twist to some life wisdom; golden nuggets extracted from children’s books. I was so happy to come across the original article on BuzzFeed and boy, did it take me down memory lane. Were you a fan of Roald Dahl, Alice in Wonderland, Dr. Seuss and Peter Pan, just to name a […] Read more…

Dear Stress, Thank You

Last weekend, as my husband and I were having a relaxing Sunday brunch at our local coffee hangout, I noticed an elegant woman in the corner of my eye. She appeared to be waiting for someone. Another elegant woman showed up not long after and they began to chat excitedly, as though they hadn’t met […] Read more…

What Most Parents Are Doing Wrong

The first thought that crossed my mind when I found out I was pregnant with my first child was, “What if I’m not a good mom?” And I think that this is a question I could potentially be asking myself for the rest of my life. When I told Marina I was nervous about becoming […] Read more…

How To Age Gracefully

One thing is a fact — we will ALL get older. And along with that, comes looking and feeling older. Some people will do what they can to retain youth — creams, diets, workouts…. even surgery. But what if we looked at aging through a different filter? What if the “fountain of youth” was all […] Read more…

Overcoming Fear

There is no such thing as coincidences. I believe that we’re surrounded by messages from the universe all the time, we just have to pick up on the signs (and be open to them). In that given moment, there’s a lesson to learn in what was presenting itself to us…. sometimes subtly, and sometimes not […] Read more…

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