How to BE a Positive Social Networking Butterfly

How to BE a Positive Social Networking Butterfly“Kind words do not cost much….Yet they accomplish much.” ~ Blaise Pascal

Whether we like it or not Social Media is here and SO in your face, that its pretty hard to ignore it. I agree it might not be for everyone, but its here and its literally everywhere.

When I started writing this post it started on my wordpress app on my phone while stuck in traffic. I however continued to finish this post on my laptop later on. If someone whould’ve told me 5 years back that I would be so uber techie I would have surely had a hearty laugh…cause at that time all the app and techie jargon was for geeks and nerds(who I love by the way…psst married to one 😉 ). Continue reading “How to BE a Positive Social Networking Butterfly”

How to Let Go of Expectations

Note from the Editor: Today I have a treat for you in the form of a guest article by the ever insightful Cathy Taughinbaugh! Yay! More about Cathy at the end of this article. Enjoy! 

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ~ Oscar Wilde

Do you have expectations for yourself and others?

You may have expected certain things to happen in your life.

You may have expectations that your spouse, your children and friends follow a certain path.

We cannot control others, but we can control our expectations of others. The behavior of others has influenced us, as our behavior has influenced others. Continue reading “How to Let Go of Expectations”

How to find the Healing Happiness in Cooking

“A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.” ~ Elsa Schiaparelli

Cooking heals. Cooking can soothe jangled nerves, heal broken hearts and cure boredom, insomnia and anxiety.

Cooking is therapy and, fattening or not, it’s effective.

It worked for Julie Powell, who set out to whip up every recipe in legendary chef Julia Child’s cookbook when she felt stymied by her own problems. The blog and book that resulted, “Julie & Julia,” are portrayed in a must see film starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. I highly recommend watching it. Continue reading “How to find the Healing Happiness in Cooking”

How to Open Your Heart to Warmth ~ Raoka

“May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart” Eskimo Proverb

Having grown up in a desert (muscat) all my life, I was never a fan of the warm temperatures there, that could literally burn your skin and make you dehydrated in a matter of seconds. Sun block and Sun glasses weren’t optional there, they were a necessity. But now, after some traveling and being around the cold wintry places of the world, including where I stay now, I kind of have come to appreciate the warm temperatures and the sun. Just goes to show this past winter was really chilly in this part of the world, more than I was ever used to before. Continue reading “How to Open Your Heart to Warmth ~ Raoka”

How NOT to Panic-The Wallet Incident


Last night My Hubby came home from an out of town trip. Ok so what’s the not to panic part about this?? I’ll tell you what…this morning when we were unpacking, his wallet wasn’t to be seen anywhere! I actually started freaking out, considering all the worst possible scenarios. Firstly, what was in that wallet??Credit cards, Debit cards, Identity card, Pan card among other paper work. No money thank god..Cause during the trip he kept the money in another pocket.

Irrespective of that..i started telling him…what’s wrong with you..why cant you be more careful? What if whoever found it uses your credit cards..oh god oh god…etc etc…you know us nagging wives!!! To which he gave an explanation (poor thing), that it probably got snipped during his journey..Cause he was sure he had it on him. But I couldn’t stop freaking out but, well he was surprisingly calm. Hmm..I wonder why???

After I finished my panicking (nearly 10 minutes) ..i started thinking..we can always handle this situation. There has got to be a solution to this…and then I panic again…seeing which my darling hubby says, “don’t worry! I will handle it. I needed new cards anyway..the other ones were getting too old. And I will make a stay on them as well so no one can use them. The paper work wasn’t that necessary. I will have it replaced.” …and he went on about how it was all ok. All the time he was explaining I was getting calmer and calmer and finally I was totally fine.

When I was sitting and thinking about the whole situation, I realized that my hubby was just reinforcing what I keep saying to myself and to others…to think positively in all situations or rather to see the positives in all situations. And the best part was that before I could start thinking positively he already had the solution to the problem. Smarty Pants Hubby!! This in turn made me stop panicking. Hmm…now I know why he was so calm? He already had a solution to the problem.

So bottom line before you start panicking about any given situation, first think of a solution to the problem and then well, you won’t even need to panic.

Have any of you ever had any panicky situations recently? Let me know how you handled them. I might learn a thing or two. Do leave a comment so I know…

I am still Positively Learning 🙂  Are you?

(Thank you Hubby dearest, I don’t know what I would do without you around to straighten me out! You make me learn something new everyday.)