July 14, 2023
The science behind Reiki

Reiki is a combination of the Japanese terms “rei,” which means global or spiritual, and “ki,” which signifies life force energy. In order to facilitate healing, relaxation, and general well-being, Reiki includes the transmission of this energy from the practitioner to the patient through the hands. A Buddhist monk, Mikao Usui created Reiki in Japan […]

June 8, 2023
The science behind gratitude

“Wear gratitude like a cloak, and it will feed every corner of your life.” – Rumi Despite not having much in the way of material riches, I grew up listening to my mother express gratitude every day. We didn’t have “nothing” – after all, we had a roof over our heads, three meals a day, […]

June 23, 2021
Use Ikigai to Align Your Work and Life

Thinking about your current state, your goals, and your purpose is one thing. Sketching or visualizing them using a diagram is another. When you see your life summarized and encapsulated in an illustration, you get a better sense of where you are and how close you stand to your desired outcome. The process of diagramming […]

May 23, 2021
My Gratitude List

Dr. Robert Emmons, a psychologist and a professor at the University of California explained in his book, Thanks!: How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier, that there are two stages of emotional responses to feeling grateful. STAGE 1: Gratitude is the acknowledgment of the positive experiences in our life. We declare that […]

May 23, 2021
The Intricate Relationship of Adversity and Growth

How do you deal with adversity? Do you stare it in its face and push through it? Or are you someone who thinks that you’re often unlucky and life will always be like this for you? In more ways than one, adversity can be both good or bad, and how it affects you will boil […]

May 23, 2021
Unity in Community: Moving Forward Together

Life doesn’t always turn out the way we expect it to. One day we’re doing well; the next day, we’re trying to put our lives back together. Circumstances change and if we don’t have the right mindset, we’ll look at obstacles as barriers to success. The question we should ask ourselves is: Will it benefit […]

May 11, 2021
Acceptance – A Valuable Life Skill

Traffic is a common stressor for many, and something most of us can relate to in one way or the other. We have all experienced being stuck in a car, a bus, or on a plane waiting to take off. For those of us sensitive to other people’s energy and emotions, the change of atmosphere […]

May 11, 2021
Whirl to Connect with the Divine

Gas, light, and action! The intriguing Hubble telescope images of parts of Carina’s Mystic Mountain, the Eagle Nebula, and the Lagoon Nebula remind me of the magnificence of the universe. For me, it’s meditative to look at these creations of gas and light, there is an opening within, amazement about the beauty around us rises in me, […]

May 11, 2021
Appreciation v.s. Gratitude: Is There a Difference?

Whatever hardship we experience throughout the years, it is important that we have a positive outlook on life. One way to help with this is finding the aspects of our lives that we appreciate despite the bad events that we’ve faced. Appreciation is closely related to gratitude, yet it is distinct from it.    What […]