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criteria over character

I find it disappointing that our society has distanced itself from character values. Having recently experienced the job market, I’ve come face to face with the dehumanization of the individual. The value of a person is no longer based on his or her qualities of character. Rather it is now analyzed and quantified by online […]

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why imagination is better than knowledge

Sure, knowledge has its place. But do you know why imagination is better than knowledge? Because it’s been proven time and time again, that when it comes down to it, it’s not what you know, it’s what you believe. So let me muse my point, with a little fictional (or not) story, as it was […]

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words of encouragement for a friend

Let’s face it, everyone needs encouragement sometimes. But when we offer words of encouragement for a friend, not only do we express our good will toward that particular person, but we also spread positiveness into the world. And yes, the world can use some more positiveness. Let’s look at ways to be more encouraging, while […]

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how to find your passion in life

There is a saying that if you find your passion, something that you love doing, you’ll never have to work again in your life. Sounds appealing, but exactly how to find your passion in life? The answer lies closer than you think. Your passion will be aligned with your life’s purpose. Find your purpose, and […]

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the love within us

A guest post by Sheila Prakash Where is love? And why is everyone always searching so frantically for it? From trying to receive it through your kids, to your parents, to your partner, to your imagined fantasies that play on an endless tape in your head, and so on. Sometimes it may seem hopeless that […]

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how to overcome fear of failure in life

Fear of failure haunts the best of us. This fear freezes us up, it cripples our ability to take action. I could tell you that the best way to overcome fear is by holding your breath and jumping right in. Or I can demonstrate to you how to overcome fear of failure naturally, by knowing […]

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reaching happiness through 3 resignations

A guest post by Ani Chibukhchyan Working for multinational telecommunication company had been my main goal for a while, and one fine day I was actually hired. When I got my dream job my life had completely new twist. Our company was launching in a new country, which meant that everything was completely crazy, extremely stressful and […]

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the power of giving

There is much talk about the problems in the world today. The global economy is shaky at best, and the governments and economists are scratching their heads. The outlook is bleak. How did we get to this point? There are many answers and theories regarding this. Allow me to present a possible solution called the […]

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fear leads to anger anger leads to hate hate leads to suffering

“Long time ago in a galaxy far far away…” This is the opening line for the Star Wars saga. In it, a wise, lovable Jedi master named Yoda is quoted teaching: Fear leads to anger anger leads to hate hate leads to suffering. Master Yoda is indeed a wise instructor. Apparently this wisdom was practiced […]

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to be a hero

A guest post by Chad Davis Last night, tragedy struck Aurora, Colorado, as a lone gunman entered a theater twenty minutes into the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises and opened fire onto an unsuspecting crowd. Like the rest of the nation, I woke to the disturbing news and was left with the residual […]

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5 minutes of simplicity

A guest post by Jamie Hoang I have a lot of friends because I love to meet new people. It’s the greatest part about living in any major city, there are always new people to stumble across. For the most part I love having lots of friends, but because I have so many it’s hard […]

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