I Admire People Who Choose To Shine

For so much of my life I thought “strength” was a monolith that housed multiple personality traits under one roof. Assertiveness. Independence. Tenacity. All fantastic traits independently, but together, forming a master quality called *strength.* I was wrong. Strength is of a different constitution altogether. I realized this when I started taking inventory of all … Read more

Be Strong

Even in your darkest days you should be strong now, because things will get better. It might be stormy now, but it can’t rain forever. Life is difficult and sometimes it can be overwhelming, which is why so many people struggle with depression. People feel like they are being swallowed whole by the disappointment in … Read more

When You Help Someone

If I know what love is, it is because of you.  Never leave home without a Kiss, a Hug, and an ‘I Love You.’  A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and people cannot live without love.  I hope you fall in love with someone who always calls you back and never lets you fall asleep … Read more

Remind Someone They Aren’t Alone

1. Ask for feedback. Humility can be defined two ways, says Don Emerson Davis Jr., Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at Georgia State University and director of its Humility and Advancement of Positive Psychology Interventions (HAPPI) Lab. Interpersonally, humility involves an outlook that is other-oriented rather than self-focused. On a personal level, though, humility involves … Read more

Good Karma

Karma really is a bitch. It isn’t because what you do always has a knack for coming back to haunt you, but because karma, simply, is not true. In Hinduism, karma is the concept that events happen in your life, whether good or bad, based on your previous actions or deeds. Good things happen to … Read more

Do You Remember?

Orange Cappuccino Brownies Yield Makes about 2 dozen brownies Ingredients 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter 2 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped 2 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped 1-3/4 cups sugar 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder or instant coffee granules 3 eggs 1/4 cup orange-flavored liqueur 2 teaspoons freshly grated … Read more

I’m Not Coming Down

Humans and animals share many diseases. And as dramatically shown by the tigers that tested positive in the Bronx Zoo, the coronavirus is one of them. As three veterinary epidemiologists who study infectious disease, we have been asked a lot questions about if and how the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 affects pets. Can my pet get the … Read more

Working From Home

Here are six strategies to survive. 1. Be flexible Working parents often develop routines around work (8am-4pm) and family time (4pm-8pm). Even if you prefer to stick to your routine and keep work to regular work hours, you may need to re-evaluate. The new normal is likely to involve combining greater flexibility with plans and … Read more

Shortage of Common Sense

Globalisation has brought many benefits to the world. While Australia relies on many products that come from other countries, a huge range of products – and produce – are made right here. Whenever Australian-made products are available, it is always best to buy them. What is it about Australian products that makes them so great? … Read more

Australian Made

Australia produces a lot of great products such as clothes, toys, health and skincare, fresh flowers, furniture, building materials, even trucks and caravans! Australian Made encourages people to look for Australian products when they go shopping. Country of origin labels (labels that tell us where a product is from) help customers know whether a product … Read more