Inspiring Stories

Inspiring Stories
A vow of silence (mauna) has one main focus — to awaken awareness. Cultivating awareness, means being in the present moment at all times and experiencing each and every action with full consciousness. If you are drinking a coffee, you don’t...
Written by: Travis Bradberry, Author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 “Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions to achieve positive results.” When emotional...
  “A wise man once said nothing.” —Proverb I LOVE spending time on my own. I’m not a narcissist. Plato Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. “Music is a moral law. It gives soul to...
When your name is basically synonymous with “genius”, chances are there are going to be a lot of quotes attributed to you that you didn’t actually say. Albert Einstein knew this, which is why he was once quoted as...
Khoudia Diop is a young Senegalese fashion model who recently rose to internet stardom after her unusually dark skin tone was captured in a photo for the Colored campaign, a platform that celebrates different skin shades. Khoudia’s melanin-rich skin...
  Bob Marley, OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican reggae musician who became a great inspiration for other artists. His original name was Nesta Robert Marley. Starting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers, he...
Do you know someone who seems to be happy all of the time?  Do you ever wonder how they do it?  How in the world can they be so happy all of the time?  Well, chances are they practice...
When languages evolve, it’s important that scholars and dictionaries keep up. The internet has spawned a new crop of words for stuff, and while you may not like all of them, some of them are really clever combos that...
WRITTEN by MARC CHERNOFF Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design into the present. Happy people do a lot of things.  They spend time expressing gratitude, cultivating optimism, practicing kindness, nurturing loving relationships, committing to...
The dating scene is grim and finding the right person is hard.  Like my grandma once told me, “You gotta kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince.”  But, once you’ve found a truly good person who...
Yes I am a loner and I love my solitude. I love interacting with my own self. I love introspecting and conversing with my conscience. How does that make me unwanted? How is it a sign of being anti-social? It...
An incredible California artist named Kyle Leonard uses stipple art to make stunningly detailed works of art.  Each picture contains millions of dots that inspire us to pay more attention to how we treat the environment. The environmental issues of the...
Are you the self deprecating type? The person who gets the dig into yourself before anyone else can? There are some situations where self deprecating humour can win people over, be perceived as charming, and in films, get the girl...
Do not cry because it is over, smile because it happened. ― Dr. Seuss You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. ― Mae West In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about...
Two adorable shepherd dog breed Bobtail – Sophie and Sarah – live together with his owner Cees Bol in a small village in the Netherlands. Cees makes incredibly cute pictures of their pets on a background of a mind-blowing...
WRITTEN by MARC CHERNOFF    I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine. ―Bruce Lee The biggest disappointments in our lives are often the result of misplaced expectations. ...
BY MALGOSIA RUSZKOWSKA Have you seen Rihanna’s “We found the love” video? If any of your relationships looked like the one on pictured on it, you may have taken that craziness of “romantic” drama as something natural. “Intelligence is sexy” t-shirt?! HOWEVER, IF...
Some people think that looks are really important, but the truth is that looks can – most of the times – be deceiving. We fail to become better persons because we are too busy improving our appearance, when, in...
It has been proven that highly creative people’s brains work quite differently than other brains. That special brain wiring that can create such wonderful art, music, and writing can often lead to strain in a relationship, because of those...
As I embraced the age of 40, I had a realisation that something significant had happened to me. My efforts at pretending to have confidence had started to pay off and I was no longer having to play act. For...
Written by: MARC CHERNOFF The human experience is filled with love, passion, creativity, joy, connection, compassion, laughter… and the taste of chocolate.  But because we as human beings learn, evolve and grow through life’s ups and downs, our experience also includes...
Written by: MARC CHERNOFF Even in uncertain times, it’s always important to keep things in perspective. True wealth is the ability to fully experience life. – Henry David Thoreau You are alive. You are able to see the sunrise and the sunset. You...
You’ll often find that the most toxic people in your life started out as the nicest. But they weren’t nice- they were fake. We need friends in our lives; they help us to keep things balanced when we can’t do...
Motivation comes and goes. It's rare for even high achievers to feel motivated every single second of the day. Crap happens and you are guaranteed to get hit again soon. The question is whether you are able to pick yourself up...
As the teachings of Buddha states about satisfaction and its never-ending path moving round and round in circles, individuals can easily grasp the concept of hunger, desire, including the basic understanding of people and its hunger for more. However,...
Overthinkers face daily challenges, worrying about and over analysing even the most insignificant situations. We are spending more time alone, and being inundated with various forms of online communication has made us more introspective. Suddenly, we are more concerned in...

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Evolution and Creationism are two conflicting interests that should be brought together. The universe has a perfect order and a perfect way of doing things, even the most unimaginable. If there is a being that created all of this...
Is your heart bursting forth with love? Want to shout out to the whole world about how sweet your love is? Cute love quotes will help you to express loving thoughts about love, and as well as make you...
Written by: MARC CHERNOFF We all struggle.  We all suffer on the inside.  Every day… We worry. We procrastinate. We feel overwhelmed. We feel angry. We feel lonely. We don’t feel good enough. We wish we were thinner We wish we had more money. We wish our jobs were different. We...
Via Elyane Youssef Although I knew that I could never let someone else look through my lens and I could never look through theirs, I insisted on letting the other person know how I felt, what I thought, why I...