How to Start Having Meaningful, Loving Relationships?

Another advertisement, another campaign has been put up on getting young couples together, building up their love’s nest and ultimately, having children. A major concern for many developed countries – increasing population growth to complement the nation’s building efforts. Yet, there has been little or no improvements… The OECD’s report on average age for marriage…

What are You Hearing Yourself Say?

The voice we hear within, the constant inner discussion we have with ourselves, is extremely crucial in our actions and behaviours. Everyone, be it old or young, men or women, any races, have a voice within us that speaks. These monologues are often called self-talk. The inner critique determines a lot on how we perceive…

One Sure Method to Attain Happiness

Happiness – If everyone in the world is able to attain this elusive state, wouldn’t the world be a better, peaceful and fun-filled place? The whole idea of positive psychology, which has taken the world by storm (and some may even cult), is revolving around the idea of happiness. This word, although a letter short…

8 Greatest Lessons I Learned (at 32.)

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” – Steve Jobs Looking at the achievements of people around my age, I will crumble into nothingness and maybe, disappear from the rest of the world. There…

“We Want It NOW!”

My brother is a fan of instant coffee. He has one every morning and in his kitchen cabinet, there are at least 3 bags of instant coffee sachets of different variety all the time – white coffee, low sugar coffee, caramel flavoured coffee, brand A or brand B, and the list goes on. One day I…

How to Find Your Passion?

If I were to ask Google the question of “how to find your passion“, I will receive around 29 million answers or pages, telling me more or less the same things. But how many of us can truly say that we have found our passion? Or rather, how many of us have been spending all…

Ancient Wisdom: Still as True Today, and in the Future

“In life our first job is this, to divide and distinguish things into two categories: externals I cannot control, but the choices I make with regard to them I do control. Where will I find good and bad? In me, in my choices” – Epictetus Greek philosophers teach us a lot and it is said…

Strength as Weakness; Weakness as Strength

Having strengths seem like the obvious winner over weaknesses. But is it? And should we be focusing on our strengths and leave the topic of discussion on weaknesses out? With Tom Rath’s StrengthsFinder 2.0 and Strengths Based Leadership (which are excellent reads), many people have better resources and clarity in understanding their own edge over others. All of us…

How Time Can Screw Us Up Big Time…

Efficiency and productivity are the buzzwords today for our ever-growing capitalism-centric society. We are supposedly placing a huge emphasis on time and getting things done efficiently, solving things on a short-term basis. How is that affecting us or the world? Emphasis of time has made our society move faster, termed as better efficiency or higher…

What if Time, Love and Death Could Talk?

To many, time is the only variable in life, a limited resource and everything that we do, “only time will tell“. The beggar and the billionaire both have 24 hours a day; the people in US, the people in UK, the people in China and the people in Singapore, all have 24 hours a day. If you can…

An Arête Journey – Living One’s Excellence, not Others’.

“Comparison is the death of joy” – Mark Twain. It is not hard to find someone around you who is always on the lookout for someone or something to compare with. Sometimes they win and they enjoyed a momentary joy. But eventually, no one wins. Easier said than done. Many of us are brought up…