5 things I learned in Paris

I was dreaming about going to Paris since I was 9. At 15, my good friend went to Paris and sent me a card with an Eiffel Tower that I kept for a while, dreaming that one day I will go there too. At 24, we were planning to go to Paris for our honeymoon…

5 Stages of Happiness

Happiness takes various shapes and forms. Let’s be theoretical for a moment and look at the five stages of happiness or the Big 5: ·         Big happiness (a person is fundamentally happy and while the mood may shift, he/she is usually energized, enjoys the “present moment”, has a purpose in life and knows what it…

Be Assertive

Recently I took a course on Emotional Intelligence, and I was surprised to learn that one of the attributes of emotional intelligence is being assertive. This surprised me because, growing up, I was always told that being shy is what girls were supposed to be like, that I should be afraid to hurt someone’s feelings…