6 Things To Do This Christmas

With Christmas just a few days away, most of us are busy trying to get things checked off our to-do list, like buying last-minute presents and organising our homes. Sometimes, we get too caught up doing those things that we forget the true meaning of Christmas. I’m guilty of it too. Christmas is a time…

10 Things I Learned This Year

As the old saying goes, “We live and we learn.” Sometimes we learn things the hard way through trial and error, failure and mistakes; and sometimes we learn from simply observing the people and things around us, and being open to new information and change. Fortunately this year, I had to learn nothing the hard…

What’s One Thing You Changed This Year?

I’m asking my weekly questions this month as a way for us to reflect on our year 2017 and to spread the joy of Christmas. I look forward to your responses. Question: What’s One Thing You Changed This Year? My response: This year was one of many great changes for me, but the change that stands…

What Makes You Happy?

One thing I’ve learned so far in my journey, is that happiness is found in the simplest of things—like spending time with our loved one, making someone smile, doing something nice for someone, being grateful, or maybe even playing with our pets. Happiness for each of us varies; so I’m really excited to hear your…

Living By ‘The Golden Rule’

They say, if you want to see who your true friends are, go through a tough time and see who sticks around. Over the years, I’ve lost many friends because of this; and with time I learned to easily differentiate among the real and fake ones, and what it takes to build a genuine friendship. …

What’s the Best Advice You’ve Ever Received?

Today is week two of my ‘question of the week’ blog series. I really enjoyed hearing from you all last week and am super excited to read your responses this week. Today’s Question: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? My response: I’ve heard a lotttt of excellent advice from thought leaders, family and close friends,…

What Are You Grateful For?

One of the many reasons why I love blogging is that I get to meet people from all over the world and hear their stories and shared knowledge. I absolutely love it! In keeping with it and getting to know my awesome readers a little more,  I thought I’d start a new blog series where…

10 Simple Reminders To Get By In Life

I forget a lot… like a lotttt! I like to believe it’s because I’m always doing several things at once, so my mind is often preoccupied. To remedy the situation, I constantly set reminders on my phone and write things down to remember. Aside from being reminded about my to-do list, I also like to…

One Word That Makes Life Easier

It’s late. My eyes are growing heavy from the overwhelming exhaustion of my daily tasks. Still, my day isn’t over—I have to meal prep for the week ahead. I much rather be curled up in my bed watching a movie. Oh the joys of adulthood, “Why do I always have so much to do?” “I…

The Airport Stranger and My Bottle of Wine

I thought I’d share a remarkable story of what happened at the airport recently, while leaving for my mini vacation with Andy. We’d been planning our trip for a while. On the week of, we prepared everything and got all packed. I was excited and just couldn’t wait to sit on a beach chair and…

Living a Life of Purpose and Compassion

Lieutenant Michael Almonte of New York City Police Department represents the true epitome of kindness and compassion. He discovered his purpose in life after meeting a police officer at age 16; who he believes shaped his life for the better.  He joined the NYPD and has since been paying it forward — changing the lives of others.…

Two Words That Are Enough

Last Friday I was on my way home from work and as I sat comfortably in my car, my mind started to wander to about 9 years ago where I was waiting to catch the first of five taxis to get from university to home. In my country, catching a taxi is often quite a…