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…

The Stupid Things We Do When Young

I was cracking-up by a song on radio while driving to work yesterday—“Young Dumb & Broke”—apparently it’s a hit. When it ran into the chorus, I giggled and shook my head as my mind wandered down memory lane to all the dumb sh*t I did when I was younger. I cringed in embarrassment at the…

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…

What Matters Most In Life

Today, we have a guest post by Andy, who needs no introduction, but for those who are new, Andy is an avid reader who is passionate about personal development. Aside from his professional career, he is ACE certified as a Personal Trainer, a Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and a Behavioural Change Specialist who also happens to…

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,…

Hard Work On a Hospital Bed

I’m an advocate for ambition and diligence. I believe our dreams will never be fulfilled and success will never be achieved if we just sit around, wasting time, hoping that something magically comes our way. That being said, I strongly believe we should maintain some sort of balance when it comes to working toward our…

How Changing My Habits Completely Changed My Life

If you’re anything like the way I was, you perhaps don’t pay much attention to your daily habits. Did you know that our life is the result of all our habits? As Margaret Thatcher rightfully said: “Watch your thoughts, for they will become actions. Watch your actions, for they’ll become… habits. Watch your habits for they will…

Why Self-Love Requires You to be Selfish

I’m probably going to get a lot of heat for saying that self-love requires you to be selfish — perhaps because of the stigma attached to the word ‘selfish’. Selfishness is having the lack of consideration for others by being devoted to caring for one-self; and concerned primarily with one’s own interests, benefits and well-being. As much…

How to Stop Being a People-pleaser

Do you find yourself always saying “yes” to your friends, family and co-workers even when you don’t want to? Then you may be a people-pleaser. People-pleasers are the kind of people who put everyone else before themselves and will do whatever is asked of them to make and keep everyone happy.  Up until recently, I’ve…

How to Have Healthy Relationship Fights

Every relationship has fights. If you’re in a relationship and you don’t at least scoff and roll your eyes at your partner from time to time, something is seriously wrong. When you’re in a relationship you’re expected to agree on most things, not everything.  There will be times where both people just cannot see eye to eye; so instead…

What makes a Healthy, Long-Lasting Relationship

I remember hearing people say ‘Don’t marry your first boyfriend/girlfriend’ and I thought to myself, ‘oh please, what do they know?’ Boy oh boy did I wish someone fully explained that to me earlier on. So here’s the thing… you found someone great so you pull up that little checklist in your mind…   Good looks ✓…

20 Things Life Taught Me So Far

The year 2016 has been very life changing  — one hell of a ride as I took some drastic turns that were challenging but absolutely worth it. All in all, it proved a lot to me along the way and I’ll love to share them with you. Here’s what my life taught me so far:    No matter how difficult it may…

10 Simple Ways to Look and Feel Your Best

I know I’m not the only one who strives to look and feel my best (not all but most times). Here are some simple practices you can develop that are proven to make you look and feel your best: Get Enough Sleep – Oh, who doesn’t love to sleep?! Sleep gives your body a chance…