For someone who prides herself for not falling sick, a flu can be a big bad thing. I was just boasting about being so strong because of my healthy habits just a few days ago, and last night i started coughing and sneezing and feeling feverish all at once. I feel lousy. But I am… Continue reading On being sick
It’s payday. The salary deposit hits your account. You find yourself swiping your card more in a day than your thumb ever does through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter combined. The heady rush of instant gratification that accompanies buying new clothes, trendy sneakers and expensive jewellery gives you a quick high—one that is short lived. You… Continue reading A happy life is about memories, and not about things money can buy.
Yes, 18th century scholar Richard Porson did once say that, “Life is too short to learn German,” but I must confess that I have recently started studying German language and have started with the A1 level. And, call it complex and dull, but my German lessons have got me thinking. Können Vs müssen. Can Vs… Continue reading Can Vs. Must
You want to be happy. So does everyone else. But did you know that happiness will elude you if you surround yourself with people who are habitually unhappy? Happiness is not a state you can reach overnight, but you certainly will find a world of difference when you cut-off or limit your time with negative… Continue reading Surround yourself with shiny, happy people all around
The term “Gross National Happiness” or G.N.H was first coined by HH Jigme Singye Wangchuck, Bhutan’s fourth Druk Gyalpo, or Dragon King. This concept, however, has a much stronger impression in the Kingdom of Bhutan. For the Bhutanese, ‘happiness,’ does not mean fun, pleasure, thrill, excitement or any other such temporary fleeting senses. Happiness is… Continue reading In Bhutan, happiness means more than an individuals pursuit for instant gratification
Depending on where you live, putting on a green self-image can mean new friends or even better job opportunities. Some of you may think going green is being wimpy. Some others think that portraying yourself as pro-green can damage your image or make you look wimpy in front of your friends, say, like swapping your… Continue reading Seven things that can help you save the world without feeling like a wimp. Going green is also easy.
A happier life often seems to be associated with attaining as many things— money, approvals, titles, the latest gadget your neighbor has— as you possibly can. Happiness also appears as if it has much to do with gaining status and acceptance in society according to most young people. And that simply explains why most people aren’t… Continue reading 10 ways to lead yourself to a happier place in life