happiness

owning your story

Owning Your Story

Posted on October 26, 2017

  All of us have several stories and narratives that define us and control our lives in seemingly unconscious ways. The recent campaign #MeToo asks victims of sexual abuse to speak up, to not hide and show courage in accepting that in a public space. The campaign intends to let everyone know that sexual abuse is more common than we think and that we are not alone in suffering from it. Why is it so hard to share our storiesRead More

Being Bright Awake

Being Bright Awake: Starting Your Day on a Good Note

Posted on October 14, 2017

  There is no manual that clearly explains how to wake up every day and feel confident that the day will be a good one. It’s not even merely a matter of having will power, as most people preach but find near impossible to practice. The closest that one can come to an optimistic appraisal of the day ahead is being hopeful. The truth is that there is no formula for waking up with positivity simply because there is noRead More

The futile pursuit of happiness

The Futile Pursuit of Happiness

Posted on August 23, 2017

  We all want to be happy. I remember quite vividly that when I was younger all I ever wanted to do was grow up! I associated growing up with all the fun that adults get to have, like working, buying things, having money, living on your own etc. I always assumed that this was what would make me happy, and I assumed all adults were happy. But as I grew up I realised how difficult it was to makeRead More

the-bright-side

Looking on the Bright Side: 7 Ways to Overcome Negative Thinking

Posted on April 3, 2017

  Your thoughts say a lot about the kind of person you are. According to Gautama Buddha, “With our thoughts, we make the world,” implying that our reality is determined by our perception of it. People who have a sunny outlook towards life tend to perceive the future as positive and hopeful, and generally think there is a great deal to look forward to are naturally happy people. Studies have shown that when we focus on positive states, internally thereRead More