The power of giving

To be continually giving out for the good of our fellows undeterred by the fear of poverty and reliant on the unfailing bounty of the Source of all wealth and all good – that is the secret of right living. (Shoghi Effendi, Directives from the Guardian: 32). These days Baha'is all over the world are … Continue reading The power of giving

Weighted Deadlifts with no dumbbells

In our quest to make exercise more fun, this week my daughter and I tried doing weighted deadlifts, using her weight instead of dumbbells. That was a lot of fun. Watch the video below to see it yourself. But before trying it yourself lets talk about safety: Make sure you back is flat and you are … Continue reading Weighted Deadlifts with no dumbbells

5 proven health benefits of Cumin. How to make Cumin/ Ginger tea

Cumin is an aromatic spice that has been used for millennia mostly in middle eastern, Indian and Mexican dishes. With its peppery flavor and aroma, cumin is perfectly suited for adding warm, somewhat nutty notes to all sorts of dishes. This ancient spice has many health benefits, below are top 5 proven health benefits of … Continue reading 5 proven health benefits of Cumin. How to make Cumin/ Ginger tea

Are you lying to yourself? Self deception

A few weeks ago I wrote an article about the effect of lying on happiness (Lying and Happiness). In that article I went through reasons that we lie and how they can affect our happiness. I also briefly mentioned lying to ourself. Today I would like to take a moment and dive deeper into why we might be lying … Continue reading Are you lying to yourself? Self deception

5 proven health benefits of Ginger and Turmeric

Ginger is the underground rhizome of the ginger plant with a firm, striated texture. The flesh of the ginger rhizome can be yellow, white or red in color, depending upon the variety. It is covered with a brownish skin that may either be thick or thin, depending upon whether the plant was harvested when it … Continue reading 5 proven health benefits of Ginger and Turmeric

How to find spiritual happiness through prayers

Supplication to God at morn and eve is conducive to the joy of hearts, and prayer causes spirituality and fragrance. Thou shouldst necessarily continue therein. (‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá v1, p. 185-186) One of the very important steps towards happiness is meditation and prayer. Why? Because There are two aspects of happiness, Physical happiness and spiritual happiness. … Continue reading How to find spiritual happiness through prayers

Barbell hip thrust!! How about Toddler thrust??

For a parent, nothing is more rewarding than seeing those little one's smile and jump of joy. Here is a tip on how to get your little one excited, while working your glutes!!!!! This is what I call "Toddler Hip Thrust" or  what my daughter calls "Gluten bridge" 🙂 To do the Toddler Hip Thruster or (Glute … Continue reading Barbell hip thrust!! How about Toddler thrust??

Gluten free dates dessert

For this week's healthy recipe I have decided to share with you one of my husband’s favorite desserts. It is so good and with a little small change I made it super healthy too. So you can go for the seconds without worrying about having to pay off later. You know what I mean ;). … Continue reading Gluten free dates dessert

Motivation

What does motivation mean? How can you get and stay motivated? What does motivation have to do with happiness? Let's start with defining motivation. Motivation has been defined as a reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way. Here are a couple of examples: a high school student wants to … Continue reading Motivation