Could You Be Happy Living Without Money?

“Money distracts us from what’s  important”  -Heidemarie Schwermer Twenty-two years ago, Heidemarie Schwermer left her difficult marriage and relocated to the city of Dortmund (in Germany’s Ruhr area) with her two kids. A middle-aged secondary school teacher, she quickly became aware of the large population of homeless people in the town. It shocked her so much she decided … More Could You Be Happy Living Without Money?

7 Things Intuitive People Don’t Do that Everyone Can Learn From

Intuition is challenging to define, despite the huge role it plays in our everyday lives. Steve Jobs called it, for instance, “more powerful than intellect.” But however we put it into words, we all, well, intuitively know just what it is. Pretty much everyone has experienced a gut feeling — that unconscious reasoning that propels us … More 7 Things Intuitive People Don’t Do that Everyone Can Learn From

Hauntingly Beautiful Video Aims to Raise Awareness

A recently re-uncovered video is gaining millions of views on Facebook, why? Because it’s haunting beauty is raising awareness about a very ugly problem. For those of us fortunate enough to live in developed countries, finding drinking water isn’t as big of a problem as say, keeping our phones charged. However, for millions of people … More Hauntingly Beautiful Video Aims to Raise Awareness

Is Social Media to Blame for a Generation of Girls With Low Self-Esteem?

The self-esteem of teenage girls in the UK has fallen dramatically since 2007 – during the same time, use of social media sites have risen by enormous numbers. A new nationwide survey of 58,000 school students has revealed that only one in three 15-year-old girls have high self-esteem. The main reason given for this lack … More Is Social Media to Blame for a Generation of Girls With Low Self-Esteem?

Silent Arrows

I found a quote the other day  and I thought of it again today because I realized that it resonates very strongly to what I’m currently going through in my life: “An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it’s going to launch … More Silent Arrows

Spring and Happiness

The first day of spring has coincided with the International Day of Happiness and it seems like it was fate. We think of Spring as a rebirth, as the season of hope when winter melts away to sunshine and barren landscapes bloom with color, filling the world with joy. Another spring has arrived and this … More Spring and Happiness