Learn your Strengths & Improve Your Life

Learn your Strengths & Improve Your Life

I always enjoy digging in deeper to understand myself a bit more. To understand my actions and my thoughts to better myself. Because I've learned my strengths and my weaknesses, I can improve myself and to lead a happier life. Through this app Happify, I took a short quiz to discover my top character strengths, [...]

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How to Love Yourself in a Relationship

How to Love Yourself in a Relationship

I often catch myself depending too much on my boyfriend;  I depend on him to pull me out the hole of unworthiness and self pity I dug myself. I then find myself that as much as he tries to console me, I'm still stuck in that hole. The only person who can help me is [...]

Communicate with your Partner’s Love Language

  Photo credit: http://laura-makabresku.deviantart.com/art/autumn-evenings-I-325706376 There are five different types of love languages according to Gary Chapman and each person communicates with them differently. It’s important to know your partner’s love languages, so you can find the source of relationship problems and use the means to fix it. For instance, if I was to attempt to salvage [...]

My 7 Personal Symbols

  I was listening to Happier with Gretchen Rubin, a health and wellness podcast, and she had mentioned personal symbols. Personal symbols allow you to understand yourself better in a fun way. Here are my personal symbols: Ouroboros: The snake eating its tail symbolizes wholeness. This symbol encompasses my spiritual beliefs: All is One and [...]

How to Overcome Suffering

  Photo-Source: http://laura-makabresku.deviantart.com/art/Natalia-and-her-nightmares-366532707 What suffering am I referring to? The suffering I am referring to is any suffering that you experience: depression, guilt, fear, anxiety, and even the suffering of desire. For instance, the longing to be somewhere else, doing something else; basically wanting what you don’t have. Even the suffering of  “loving” someone. If you [...]

How to Restore Misconstrued Thoughts to Reality

How to Restore Misconstrued Thoughts to Reality

How to steer away from negative thoughts: Your thoughts, feelings, behavior, and physiology are all interconnected. In cognitive behavior therapy, to positively change all aspects, we work with behavior and thoughts. In order to do this, we must record a thought diary. Thought Diary: A thought diary is used to record events, feelings, and thoughts, [...]

Post Graduation Depression and a Plan to Battle it

  (Photo Source: http://laura-makabresku.deviantart.com/art/evening-walks-531215263) Before I met the end (of school), I was excited with all the possibilities that I could take after I graduated. I thought of how I would be able to travel abroad, work full-time in a job that I love, gain independence, and start the life I always dreamt of. Now that [...]