Social Media: The Real Thief Behind The Screen

In the recent weeks, the topic of social media and privacy prompted by the Facebook scandal has sparked a greater awareness in the people I work with around their use of Facebook, Instagram and the like. Here's a recap of the story. Cambridge Analytica worked with researchers from Cambridge University who developed a Facebook app … Continue reading Social Media: The Real Thief Behind The Screen

Are you clinging to the things you desire? – Learn to let go

What do you desire? A better job, pleasure and enjoyments, a better partner, etc? Do you think "If I had this or that, then I'd be happy?" Are you constantly postponing happiness? Or find yourself dissatisfied even when you acquire what you desire? Happiness is elusive. When it comes it only stays for a little … Continue reading Are you clinging to the things you desire? – Learn to let go

How To Mend A Broken Heart

Have you ever had a broken heart? It feels horrible, doesn't it? It's like an actual physical pain, right in the middle of your chest. Like someone punched a hole there. With anger. Because they really meant to leave a bruise. And you are left wondering what you did to deserve it... I have been … Continue reading How To Mend A Broken Heart

The Real Reasons Mindfulness Meditation Doesn’t Work

I have been a big proponent of mindfulness meditation for a while now. In fact my first dissertation study idea was to study the impact of mindfulness on empathy and compassion. But in the past 2 years I have significantly changed my thoughts about the topic. I have decided that I agree with some who … Continue reading The Real Reasons Mindfulness Meditation Doesn’t Work

How To Have Stress-Free Holidays

Stress-free holidays? No such thing! For some, the holidays are filled with happiness, excitement and joy. But for a lot of people this time of year brings with it a great deal of stress. Christmas comes with financial pressure, family obligations and relationship drama. For those who have lost someone this year (or ever) there … Continue reading How To Have Stress-Free Holidays