Articles in the category How To

How to Make Incense with Fresh Flowers and Herbs

There are hundreds of ways to relax and unwind after a long day. You can sip some tea, take a stroll outside and place some incense inside your home. Filling our space with the right smells can have a relaxing effect on us. Lavender and chamomile, for example, are said to help us sleep.

How to Mental Prep for the Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again, where we seem to stumble upon an endless holiday season. For most people, this is an exciting time filled with traditions and gatherings. We start with Halloween, move on to Thanksgiving, speed into Christmas, and finally it comes to a close with New Years. During this exciting time, you […]

13 Tips to Manage Your Fearful and Obsessive Thoughts

There are times that we encounter fearful thoughts that can be difficult to manage. For some people, the more they try to get rid of the thoughts, the stronger the thoughts become and the more difficult they become to manage. Here is a list of techniques that you can use to help manage your fearful […]

Getting Over Someone: How to Find Closure

Getting over someone who was a significant person in your life is tough and painful, especially if you didn’t initiate the breakup or didn’t want the relationship to end. It becomes doubly difficult when there is no closure and you are left hanging, confused and wondering what went wrong, or why he left you.

5 Lifestyle Changes You Need to Cope With Anxiety Disorder

We all have our fears and phobias. And often instead of battling them we hide from inconveniences and do our best to avoid unpleasant things. However, fighting anxiety isn’t about staying in a comfort zone. Anxiety can twist and turn your way of life and you need to change your lifestyle to put a stop […]

How to Recognize and Stop Passive Aggressive Behavior Before It Destroys You

You may have heard of passive-aggressive behavior but have only a vague concept of it. It’s a personality disorder characterized by subtle and covert negative acts to show defiance to requests and demands, but avoid direct confrontation. In the long-term, like all disorders, it has a destructive effect on our personal relationships, our careers and […]

13 Tips to Overcome the Fear of Loneliness in Your Life

Sometime or another we will experience a time when we are alone. Some people fear being alone for various reasons. The first step is to become comfortable with yourself and having the self-confidence that you will be able to manage being alone. There is nothing wrong with being alone. If being alone bothers you then […]

How to Turn Conflict Into a Personal Development Tool

Conflict conveys gloom and negativism, making it seem an unlikely medium as a personal development tool. That’s because our general concept of achieving personal growth is acquiring skills and cultivating attitudes through formal classes, life experiences, strategies and outlooks that are acceptable to society. But conflict, unwelcome as it is, does have its uses, if […]

How to Live with Toxic Family Members

We’ve all heard about toxic relationships, and why it’s best to make a total break. But what about toxic family members you live with? Unlike an intimate partner or a spouse, it’s unimaginable to throw a parent, child, or sibling out of the house. If you’re the bread winner, it’s plain cruelty. It’s easier if […]

How Blogging Can Save You From Depression

Anxiety and depression affect almost every human being on earth. Sometimes, we are lonely, sometimes it’s an emotional trauma, whatever the cause, the cure is in most cases to become proactive and establish deep personal relationships with other people. Technology can be a double-edged sword in the fight against depression. If used for escapism, it […]

How to Help Kids Deal with Grief

The loss of a loved one is a devastating event for both children and adults. Following a loss, it’s perfectly natural to experience emotional turmoil and a wave of different feelings. A major part of dealing with death is the grieving process that allows us to accept that a person has died. Since children are […]

How To Help Friends And Family Members That Have Financial Problems

Times are tough so sooner or later we are going to have close friends and family members that become unemployed. Alternatively, they can end up injured and insurance does not cover medical bills. Responding when someone you love has financial problems is quite difficult simply because they might be too proud to accept help. Fortunately, […]

Tricks for Fitness Motivation

Whether it’s a daily morning exercise regime, your local boxing class or an evening swim, motivating yourself to exercise can be a struggle in and of itself. The reality is though, once you’re out there and doing it, you always come home feeling much better than before. The health benefits of keeping fit are endless […]

How to Get Better at Dealing with Conflict

Are you the type of person who hates dealing with conflict? If you are, each and every confrontation is something to be avoided at all costs, but while this might seem like the right option in the heat of the moment, it can actually have lasting damaging effects on you. Amongst the negative impacts that […]

How to Achieve Your Dreams Even Though You’re Scared

Have you ever wondered what “living your dreams” meant? Just close your eyes for a minute. Take a long, deep breath. Think: what life you really wish for yourself? What goals do you want to achieve? That’s the dream to follow. What prevents you from achieving that dream? Fear. Fear is defined as “an emotional […]

How to Manage Stress at Work

The human mind has evolved to react to stressful situations despite how the environments have changed. The brain’s fight-or-flight reaction evaluates situations and reacts to those deemed potentially hazardous. The stressors today are vastly different than those of your ancestors but the brain still recognizes them as a threat to your health. Ironically, the stress […]

How You Can Help Your Child Better Manage ADHD Through Mindfulness

It can be difficult to find the perfect treatment for children with ADHD, but recently, a form of meditation called mindfulness has become an increasingly popular addition to traditional treatment. When done correctly, mindfulness can fit into strategies for helping children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A growing body of research shows that mindfulness can […]

10 Ways to Help You Break Free From Your Phone

Smartphones have changed the way we live our lives, but did you know that they are also changing the way our brains work? According to a study by Microsoft, since 2000 when smartphones began to take their regular place in our palms, the average human attention span has dropped to less than that of a […]

Want to Quit Your Job? 7 Ways to Step Forward When You’re Scared to Death

You wake up early in the morning with one thought on your mind: “Ugh… it’s Monday.” You have to get up and face another dull working day. You don’t like this job. You know you don’t belong there. It’s making you miserable and the thought of spending another day in that office is agonizing. Why […]

Vitamins that you should take to stay healthy

Health is wealth – as they say. And if you want to grow your wealth, you need to take nutritional food. And the nutritional food includes vitamins, carbohydrates, and proteins among a host of other nutrients. Which vitamins do you need to take for better health? That is precisely what we will be covering in […]