What to Give when you can’t Give

Christmas is around the corner, and there is perhaps no better time dedicated to giving than now. People are flocking to the malls to buy last minute presents for their friends and loved ones, and kids are eagerly awaiting Santa’s gifts under the tree. However, although this time is a …

Your personality does not define you!

How many times have you gotten the answer “that’s just the way I am” when people are faced with a problem? Countless times, I bet! Better yet, it’s when you get the answer “I’m a Taurus!” And you probably brushed it off without giving it a second thought. But now …

Pity is Mostly Useless

My personal experience in counseling, teaching and volunteering to humanitarian causes has introduced me to a wide variety of people of all walks of life. One thing that almost all of them had in common was problems: some had family issues, others financial issues, others romantic issues, and so on. …

Givers by Nature

It is a well known facts that we all love getting gifts; however, once we look closer, we will see that most of us love giving gifts even more. In addition to that, we love to help others, and when we have a hand in their success, it feels better …

Raising Tough Kids

Schools nowadays are full of anti-bullying campaigns and trying to teach kids to be nice to one another. While this may work sometimes, it fails miserably most of the time. But why does it fail? To answer this question, we should first try to understand the bully. In general, a …

Gossip

It is a universal principle that when two people meet with boredom, they end up talking about a third. Also, it’s usually not in a good way. Think about yourself. How many times have you ended up being more offended by a person’s behavior after having listened to another person …

People and Hardships

There are two kinds of people… How many times have you heard that one before? No really! A person’s truth shines only after he’s been through hardships. One of the most important gods in the Hindu religion is Lord Shiva who is both the god of wisdom and the god …

Succeeding Through Others

Success has different meanings to different people. To a child at home, getting the toy he wants for xmas is success; for a kid at school, getting that grade is success; for a young man in college, getting that certificate is success; for a person at work, getting a promotion …

The Mark of Wisdom

Seeking wisdom is perhaps one of the most noble causes; however, it is also one of the most dangerous. This is mainly due to the fact that most seekers look for wisdom without really knowing what it looks like. Neale Donald Walsch, author of Conversations with God, states that “wisdom …

Where is God?

Where is god? (I’m not talking about any particular religious entity or religious god. I am talking about the universal creative force in general.) This is perhaps one of the most asked questions of all time. People have been asking it ever since they discover that they had the power …