Is materialism good or bad?

Why materialism always gets a bad press? Is the stereotype true that people who are highly materialistic (where their priority is money, possessions & status) tend to be more selfish? Research shows that highly materialistic people are largely selfish & prefer to build meaningful relationships with items they buy as opposed to people. Life becomes […]

Courage – your new best friend

cour·age/ˈkərij/ noun: the ability to do something that frightens one Courage is something that everybody wants. Fear, no doubt, is something no one wants to encounter. Fear can interfere in every aspect of our life. It controls our sleep, stress levels, and many other things that make life worth living. Courage is like muscle. The […]

Impressions. Not necessarily first ones.

First impressions are quick, powerful, and lasting. What about those impressions that are not the first? Are we obligated to constantly impress people we know? After a while, personalities clashes, jokes goes flat, relationships fizzle. Is there a way to bounce back or should we impress people each time we see them? Not everyone gets […]

Is it an ultimatum or psychological manipulation?

“Do this or I’m gone!”, “Do this or you will regret it!”, “It’s either my way or highway”… Sounds familiar? Hearing such statements is not pretty. Saying it to someone is worse.  There is a difference between an ultimatum and a choice, and the options in an ultimatum are not usually pleasant. It is common for […]

Power of “Not Yet”

Yet… Powerful 3 letter word that to me means hope. It’s a phenomenon of some sort that changes your attitude, your approach to things & gives you hope for learning and potential success on the end. Attach it on the end of negative thoughts that would otherwise end without ambition. You will immediately see the […]

Jumpstart on your accomplishments

We’ve all been thru heartaches, depressions, unfulfilled aspirations & endlessly chasing dreams. The list can go on & on. Often I hear statements such as “That’s not what I wanted to do for a living”, “I regret not doing such & such”, “I wish I fulfilled my dream of (fill in the blank)”. My grandmother […]

“QB My Life Behind the Spiral” – Steve Young

Steve Young produced some of the most memorable moments in HFL history. But his most impressive victories have been deeply personal ones that were won when no one was watching. His remarkably revealing memoir is the story of a Mormon boy with a 4.0 GPA, a photographic memory, and a severe case of separation anxiety. […]

Can we have friends outside of social media?

Friendship is a sacred bond. Second only to romantic love. You might be stuck with your family & prioritize your spouse, but you enter friendships voluntarily. In today’s social media heavy society, people might get confused about the “friend” status. The virtual illusion makes us believe that every acquaintance or acquaintance of acquaintance who invites […]

Accomplish more by doing less

You know that I’m a big proponent of working hard, which sometimes translates to work more, never stop learning & continue to accomplish more in life. However life is not all about racking up lists of accomplishments & goals. If this is your one & only way of validating self worth- you might get discouraged […]

I’m at the crossroads…now what?

Very often in our lives we find ourselves standing at the major crossroad, not knowing which way to chose. Crossroads can be scary & difficult yet enticing because they introduce an opportunity & excitement. Even if danger may be nonexistent, the choice feels dreadful to make and hangs over our heads before, during and even […]

Are you experiencing setbacks in life? Time for new beginnings!

I never thought that I would be a victim of starting new life after 40. That phrase always sounded like a cliché to me. (The truth about clichés is, they’re usually right). Two years ago, I heard the exact saying from someone close- “Hey, life begins at 40 right?!”  The irony is, this was said […]