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I’m a failure.

Girl lying on the bed, thinking

Last week I felt like a failure. It was just a series of events in recent period that made me feel this way, like my dad getting injured at work and having to go through surgery to fix the injury. It made me feel that I failed to care for him as a daughter (he’s fine now and going through physiotherapy); my mom…

How to Stay Positive All the Time [Video]

How to Stay Positive All the Time [Celes.TV]

Hey everyone! 😀 Are you feeling down at the moment? Facing a setback? Well, you’re not alone. In today’s Celes.TV video, I share 5 tips on how to stay positive all the time! :) (Note: it doesn’t involve self-delusion, affirmations, or tricking yourself into thinking you’re happy when you really aren’t.)

The Day My Pet Died: How to Cope When Your Pet Passes Away

Nancy by the window

January 28, 2015. I’ll never forget this day. It was the day my cat, Nancy Bird, died. He was 2. We (my husband and I) don’t know what led him to his death, and probably will never know. All we know is that he likely fell from one of the top floors of our building…

The Science of Happiness [Infographic]

Science of Happiness [Infographic]

Is there a science to happiness? Well according to this infographic, there is! Check out the patterns, backed up by science, that are linked to happy people. Apparently, married people are 10% happier than unmarried people (I’m surprised!), healthy people are 20% happier than average (this, I’m NOT surprised ), Mexico kids are the happiest in…

Why I Got Depressed Writing My Book: Your Guide Through Development Hell

Stressed boy

Are you working on a project that seems never-ending? Are you on the brink of quitting because the work has turned out to be much more than you anticipated when you signed up for it? If so, welcome to “development hell.” A term that originated in the media industry, “development hell” refers to a state of project…

Are You Focusing on the Black Dot?

Black dot: What grabs your attention first?

Back in school, I had a history teacher whom I really hated. (But that’s not what today’s post is about.) I remember an analogy he shared during a lesson (it wasn’t even his idea too; it was one of his student’s) which stuck with me. Consider the image below this line. What do you notice right away?…

9 Simple Habits to Stay Positive in Life

Think positive

This is a guest post by Henrik Edberg of The Positivity Blog. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Maria Robinson “For myself I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use to be anything else.” Winston Churchill When I…

Gratitude Challenge Day 8: Transform an Ungrateful Thought


This is Day 8 of the 14-Day Gratitude Challenge where hundreds of participants around the world gathered to practice gratitude for 14 days. This challenge was conducted in Aug 2013 and is now over–however, you can still do the tasks in your own time! Visit the overview page for all Gratitude Challenge tasks and posts. Hi everyone, welcome to Day 8 of…