Tag: life

Home & Family, Well Being

Work-Life Balance Myths and Reality

Recently, I spent time with a very dear friend who has two sons like me. She spends 3 days in the office, 1 day working from home, and Friday’s with her children. We talked about how hard it is even with help on her end. The guilt for her for not spending enough time with her kids. My guilt for not having a traditional office job like all the other moms. Our overall guilt for never feeling like we can balance anything out perfectly. This isn’t about moms who go into the office versus moms who stay at home. It’s […]

Home & Family, Well Being

Mothers and Others

A Mother by any other name would still be a Mother. Mothers come in all shapes, sizes, and disguises. There are many versions of mothers that have nothing to do with giving birth. To make this a bit more convoluted, there are mothers who fit into all the following categories of birth mother, adoptive mother, foster mother, father mother (dads who also act as moms), and lastly, mothers to others. Let me explain a little further. A Birth Mom with the Perfect Scenario This one seems to be a no-brainer but, it’s not. Let’s say you gave birth to your […]

Home & Family, Well Being

Minimalism: How to Clean Your Closet

Minimalism is liberating, freeing, and it seems like everyone is on a quest to live as simply as possible in one area of their lives these days. Collecting things we desire and love can bring a lot of happiness. When we get to pass these things down to our grandkids, they become heirlooms. But, sooner or later, we have to admit when we are just hoarding things. If you have kids, you’re probably hoarding toys whether you like it or not. If you don’t have kids, what’s your vice that you know you have to stop? With the housing market […]

Home & Family, Well Being

How to Say Sorry

Since February’s theme is about relationships with your spouse, family, friends, and even yourself, the next unavoidable topic is how to say you’re sorry to the people you care about. When people say “nothing’s perfect”, deep down inside, they do expect it to be perfect. It’s one of those subconscious psychological statements people make when they think they are indeed, perfect. But, for a lack of a better term, “nothing’s perfect”, so eventually someone somewhere will have to say sorry. Saying sorry and really meaning it can be a difficult thing to do. It’s sometimes admitting and accepting that you’re […]

Home & Family, Well Being

10 Secrets of Happy Marriages

It feels like we’ve been trying to figure out how to be happy and how to stay happy. So, it only makes sense to figure out what a happy marriage looks like. We all know the definition of marriage, when two become one, joining of souls, and all the rest of the poetic romance. But, what’s it really like to be happy in a marriage, especially in today’s society? We’ve talked about how we should try our best not to compare our goals, our journey, our faces, or our bodies to anyone else. This also means we shouldn’t compare marriages. […]

Big Picture, Mindset

Pursue Meaning, Not Happiness

As we wrap up focusing on January’s theme of change, we want to touch base on happiness. We are all about finding happiness, keeping happiness, and even training our brains to be happier. If you’ve figured anything out by now, it’s that being happy is really hard to do. Waking up happy and staying pretty happy feels almost impossible if you are emotional or easily affected by life around you. It’s being human and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. The crazy thing is that we’ve been going about this all wrong. Here’s the revelation: Pursuing happiness only makes us […]

Well Being

Top 5 Well-Being Practices For a Happier, Healthier You

January is all about making big changes in all aspects of your life in order for you to live a happier, healthier life. This is the month where most people feel really courageous and confident about making sure the changes they want to make come to fruition. Just drive by any local gym and make sure you silently cheer those people on (I’m one of those people at the gym hoping to make it to February with my health resolutions). Change is scary and uncomfortable but it doesn’t always have to be. Little steps day by day accumulates into one […]

Big Picture, Mindset

Death, Trauma and Coping: Does Time Really Heal Wounds?

True or False: Does time really heal wounds? October never meant more than Halloween and an exorbitant of candy that I would stealthily steal from my siblings. Then, as I got older, it turned into a day where you could dress up like a crazy person or mimic a street walker and no one would ever judge you. Then, as I became a mom, it turned into a day of hiding candy that my children collected and slowly eat them myself, in secret. But, as life started happening, October turned into a month of both joy and sorrow. The joyful […]

Big Picture, High Performance

Top 5 Hacks for High Performance

Do you miss being productive, full of creative moments, and energy? Do you feel that you’re not performing to your fullest potential? Or, was there a time in your life you felt like a rock star and want to get back that feeling all over again? If you are nodding your head to any of these questions, then you’re in luck. As the resident Health Advisor at TERIMIYAHIRA, my Ph.D. in Social-Health Psychology allows me to share my professional research training experience with you. By disseminating sound research findings and the latest medical studies, the true hope of helping someone […]

Big Picture, Mindset

5 Natural Ways to Reduce Anxiety

Anxiety or nervousness? Jitters or heart attack? Constant state of panic or briefly scared? Yep, we all feel this way from time to time, since life is usually not a bed of roses for most of us! But before jumping into the anxiety boat, make sure to carefully and thoughtfully meet with a mental health physician to determine that you indeed meet the criteria for Generalized Anxiety Disorder in the DSM-V (Glasofer, 2016) so that you can be properly and promptly treated. As the resident Health Advisor at TERIMIYAHIRA, my Ph.D. in Social-Health Psychology allows me to share my professional […]