I am back from vacation and I promise you that this blog is not going to be so quiet anymore. In coming posts, I will be sharing more about what I did and learned during my trip. And I am starting here with some thoughts on how to make the overnight rests during a trip better. Continue reading “Hotel Like Home”
Sometimes this feeling sneaks up on me and just knocks me down. It is also a feeling that has been my gauge for improving my life and finding value in it. This video by Improvement Pill portrays the idea of emptiness very well. I know the feeling and the 3 recommendations to keep it at bay are worth the investment of time.
This is one of my favourite desserts. I love the comforting flavour and texture. I replaced the evaporated or heavy milk with skim milk and use less sugar to make it lighter: a pleasure to eat after a big meal and a little easier on the waistline. The recipe is super easy to make and, for me, it is a great way to impress guests with a homemade dessert or use up extra eggs sitting the fridge.
I have made a promise to myself. To take responsibility for me. Shortly before I started this blog, I started keeping what I dubbed my “Success and Wellness Journal”. Whatever goes in there is a reflection of my commitment to be good to myself and create the life that I want.
It always seemed strange to me that the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first, they love the produce of the second.
– John Steinbeck
A long time ago, I asked a wise friend about how religion perceives love. She told me that while the emotion has merit, it can fall short. Looking back, I realize that, at the time, I had not really understood what she meant. Now, I remember this comment and realize its validity.
I winged this recipe and the first batch was eaten right off the baking tray in minutes. It was even appreciated by tasters who have never been fans of sweet potatoes. Then, the next day, I had to make a second batch for my snack at work. They are super quick to make, almost as fast as the rate at which they disappear. Continue reading “Recipe: Sweet Potato “Chips””
Growing up, I was hardly a happy child. Now, people tell me I am quite “peppy”. Happy to hear that. When I was asked what changed, I could not pinpoint a miracle moment or revelation that turned me towards positive change. Continue reading “Depression to Affirmation: What Changed?”
=If you are setting goals for the new year, make sure to include some money-related objectives in there. Why? Because shortage of money is tough to live by and, when you have the chance to do so, I would recommend taking steps to ensure you are able to have a small fund to access in the future – whether you are looking forward to getting something special or avoiding the financial stress of a rainy day. Continue reading “$ Happy Rich Year $”
There are many fads out there that keep coming and going; tips about every little thing that we can do and how it affects our health. On top of that, the information keeps changing. It can get really confusing and overwhelming sometimes to ensure that we make the right decisions in taking good care of ourselves.
I put together a list of health tips that are timeless, valuable, and versatile. I hope these ideas can help you, as they have helped me, to set some healthy resolutions for a better lifestyle: Continue reading “Timeless Health Tips”
This baked delight makes a wonderful breakfast or afternoon snack, best paired with a cup of unsweetened tea or coffee. You can also warm it up and spread light butter/margarine to eat it as a toast.
It is that time of year again! Many of us are setting goals and pursuing them with more fervor than we have in any other month. Lines at healthy food places are longer. Gym attendance improves. Everyone is working harder than ever on goals whether they are personal, professional, health or new life experiences. Continue reading “Resolve for a Successful New Year”
Life is too fast-paced and busy these days to be wound up and unable to act on it. We have to be ready to jump for opportunities and keep up with a fairly demanding lifestyle. Hence, the most important part of this routine is the down time we get to relax. Even if we cannot afford to set aside a significant amount of time for this, here are 3 little ways in which I can feel more relaxed mentally and physically: Continue reading “How I Relax: 3 Easy, Fun Ways”
I have drawn the conclusion that this statement is applicable to many things in my life. I have focused my time and perspective on rediscovering the things I need to do or have always chosen to do without much consideration. I did not realize how much I missed. Simple example: yes, chores seem tedious and boring. But it is important for me to create an environment around myself that is pleasant and I want to put in the time for it. Continue reading “Boredom is a State of Mind…”
Eating junk and sitting at a desk has left me with less than 6 abs. Sitting all the time leaves me sluggish, I lack core strength, and clothing is snug and less comfortable. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the link between waist size and health is strong. For my height, my waist measurement is in the mid health range and headed towards the risky range, and I would like to stop and fix it before it gets there. Continue reading “30 Days to Abs”
Blogging is all about the community. I have learned the fun and value in actively participating in that community. So, Power Posts have become one of my favourite post series to highlight some of the amazing work that I have read recently from fellow bloggers.
Today, I feature posts that resonated with me by bringing powerful, unique messages that provide motivation for a better life, no matter what your goal is. Continue reading “Power Posts: Being Better for Me”
Though not easy, physical health is a lot more approachable to identify issues and make improvements. Mental health can be much more complex and is often ignored but it is so important. Like when we make a diet or exercise commitment to just feel healthy, taking action towards mental health does not mean something must be very wrong. One does not have to be “depressed” or “crazy”. Continue reading “CMHA’s 10 Tips for Mental Health”
Sow a thought, reap an action.
Sow an action, reap a habit.
Sow a habit, reap a character.
Sow a character, reap a destiny.
Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
One of my favourite quotes. It entices me to look at the big picture of life that I want and reminds me that it is the little thoughts and actions that will get me there. I have the thoughts; I just need to sow them well and feed them daily with good action. If I overlook my habits, I may not want to reap the results.