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How Much Are You Affected By Praise & Blame? (#0012)

Ah… We have learnt to love the smell of praise since we were little. It started since we managed to give our first smile. It went on to when we rolled over for the first time. Then came our first step. Then came our ability to ride a bike and everything else that comes with life. We loved the approval look on our parents’ faces … Continue reading How Much Are You Affected By Praise & Blame? (#0012)

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For Your Dream, “Some Day” Is Not Good Enough (#0011)

I have dreams. I believe you have them too. No matter how dire our situation, we have at least one dream. We want something different, usually something better. We dream of becoming someone we have always wanted to become, for me it’s to be a loving parent (still working on how to show it) and to be an individual that gives to the less privileged. … Continue reading For Your Dream, “Some Day” Is Not Good Enough (#0011)

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When You Ache For Lost Time (#0010)

My eldest son, Mr. E loves to be carried. I never really had the chance to carry him much. I was pregnant with my second one when he was barely 12 months old. And somehow I was convinced I should not carry him because it was not good to carry something heavy when you’re pregnant. But over the years I have seen pregnant women carrying … Continue reading When You Ache For Lost Time (#0010)

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The Secret To The Best Decision (#0009)

There will be many times in your life that you will need to make major decisions, decisions that seem life-changing at the point in time, well it probably will be. But I want you to remember this: There is no best decision and there never will be. Why? Because no one knows what is best. One decision leads to another and we will never have … Continue reading The Secret To The Best Decision (#0009)

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When We Create Like Kids (#0008)

While I glanced at my sons’ artwork hanging at our art display area, inspired by Pinterest posts and brought to life by my husband and his magical tool called “the drill”, I noticed that their art did not appear to be in line with what is considered normal. For instance, Mr. O’s guitar looks nothing like a conventional guitar except for its unique pear shape … Continue reading When We Create Like Kids (#0008)

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When’s The Best Time To Be Thankful? #0006

How many times have we heard the advice to write down 3 things you’re grateful for that day before you go to bed? It turns out that this morning it occured to me that being grateful early in the day may be a better way to lift our mood and have energy to carry on for the upcoming day. don’t you think? I am planning … Continue reading When’s The Best Time To Be Thankful? #0006

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Can The Weather Really Affect Our Mood? #0005

You’ve probably heard that when it’s rainy, people feel blue. And you’ve probably came across some articles confirming that more people have their depressive episodes during winter. But are we really doomed to be controlled by the weathter? Can the weather have that much hold on our emotions? This morning I woke up to a damp morning. The air was cooler than it had been … Continue reading Can The Weather Really Affect Our Mood? #0005