Life is hard as it is just by existing in general and the fact that some of us feel the need to uphold highly unrealistic expectations on each other is ludicrous. Some of us feel that perfection actually does exist out there somewhere in the world, however, we are just unlucky when it comes to finding it. This is not how things work, expecting everyone to be perfect within your image is pure insanity and should never be forced upon others as if that was the only way to truly exist in this world. It’s...

by School Of Life on 29 November 2016

There are thousands of parenting books out there, each one thicker than the last. Ironically, most parents I know do not have the time to read them. We’re all too busy actually parenting, and most of them contain the same brand of kind but ultimately impractical advice anyway. For this reason, the best parenting wisdom is often missed as it sits on the shelf. Luckily for you, I’ve compiled some highlights from the most accessible and authentically written parenting book I have come across....

by School Of Life on 27 November 2016

We have many fears when it comes to the well-being of our children. Will they be safe? Will they be healthy? Will they fit in? All too often, we are focused on outside threats. We forget that the greatest danger to most human beings is internal. The most insidious threats to your child have little to do with a speeding car or a bully on the playground. Watch out for narcissistic personality Detecting narcissism, and other personality disorders, is difficult to do in children. Their brains and...

by School Of Life on 27 November 2016

Self-care is not a selfish or frivolous thing. It is time we stopped looking at this practice as a luxury. If we are to be our best and most useful selves, caring for our souls is a necessity. A happy and healthy person can accomplish twice as much as one who is fighting burnout. HERE ARE 20 SMALL WAYS TO CARE FOR YOURSELF TODAY: 1. Forgive yourself for small mistakes. Treat yourself with the same compassion and kindness that you would a close friend. 2. Ask someone you look up to to be a personal...

by School Of Life on 27 November 2016

THERE ARE SOME PRETTY SURPRISING THINGS THAT CAUSE OUR SUDDEN BAD MOOD, AND SOMETIMES WE DON’T EVEN REALIZE IT’S HAPPENING. Sure, we go though ups and downs, good moods turn into bad ones and come back around on a daily basis. We ride the wave of emotions like an expert surfer, transitioning with ease through the highs and lows, and gently coasting along our journey. But have you ever thought about what might be triggering those low moments? Maybe your stuck behind the person with a million...

by School Of Life on 26 November 2016

You just woke up and are ready to get out of your bed and start your day. But wait! Let’s bring some mindfulness into life from the moment we get lucid. I recently saw a list floating around of five things you should do before getting out of bed, and a chain of events led me to putting them into words to share with others. These five things can be looked at as life hacks because they’re so simple and easy to add to our daily routine yet so effective that it begs the question why we weren’t...

by School Of Life on 20 November 2016

“I regret tomorrow more than yesterday” – from “Long Way Home” by ATB The above is one of my favorite song lines. Do you ever regret the future before it has even happened? When you regret, fear, or worry about the future, you project your consciousness beyond the present moment. Essentially you become unconscious because you lose awareness of the present moment, and consequently, you lose awareness of the real you, which exists only in the present. The future is something of an illusion...

by School Of Life on 24 September 2016

Life isn’t a competition. It’s a journey. If you spend that journey always trying to impress others, to outdo others, you’re wasting your journey. Instead, learn to enjoy the journey. Make it a journey of happiness, of constant learning, of continual improvement, of love. Don’t worry about having a nicer car or house or anything material, or even a better-paying job. None of that matters a whit, and none of it will make you happier. You’ll acquire these things and then only want more....

by School Of Life on 17 September 2016

Don’t waste a moment of your precious life worrying about what other people think of you. No good can come of people’s approval of you. The truth is that you’ll waste far more energy imagining what people think of you than those people will ever invest in it themselves. Most people are far too preoccupied with their own lives to devote considerable attention to what you’re doing. While you’re worrying about what they think of you, they’re worrying about what you think of them. Just...

by School Of Life on 17 September 2016

‘Act without expectations.’ ~Lao Tzu How much of your stress, frustration, disappointment, anger, irritation, foul mood stems from one little thing? Almost all of it comes from your expectations, and, when things (inevitably) don’t turn out as we expect, from wishing things were different. We build these expectations in our heads of what other people should do, what our lives should be like or look like, how other drivers should behave . . . and yet it’s all fantasy. It’s not real. And...

by School Of Life on 15 September 2016