Hello everyone! Wishing you all a great Sunday and a great week! Life has a habit of presenting us with times of unusually busy schedules right after often very stagnant periods. It looks like nothing is happening for months and then boom, everything happens at the same time. Maybe we are presented with those stagnant … More The Price of Resting too much: Chaos
Hello hello hello! How is everyone doing here? I miss all of you! I have been absent for a long time but I have a good reason:) In the meantime, I defended and submitted my dissertation, so now I am a Dr (not a medical one; an academic doctor). I also moved and had a … More Check-in
Happy New Year, everyone! I hope this is year is the best year of all our lives so far! We talk about resolutions at the beginning of years, right? We set goals for ourselves. I had a few of these in previous years too. But I am in a different kind of mood this year. … More New Year, No Resolutions
Hello there! I want to talk about taking action today. Why? Because it has been the major way for me to get over many things, especially in recent months. I am an overthinker (why do you think I am writing on this blog lol). I am also not good at multitasking. When you combine these … More Action!
Hello! You know how often we talk about the food we eat and how it affects our body. What we put inside affects the way our body functions. I agree with that. But I agree with more: what we put in our minds affects our soul (or psyche). Here is what I mean. Let’s say … More Food for Soul
Hello! Today’s topic is blessings. Everyone one of us have things we can be grateful for. Some of those things are so ordinary that we may not even see them as blessings. For example, if we can have the means to have breakfast and dinner every day, that is a blessing. I had broken my … More Ordinary Blessings
Hello! How are you all? Recently, I have been thinking about how different everyone is and I love that! I have a very close friend and in the past few weeks, we have been getting into more heated discussions. I always thought we were similar but these discussions showed me how differently we see a … More Celebrating Differences
Hello everyone! Today I want to talk about strategies that can be used when we are feeling demotivated. Motivation is important. It drives us to do things we need to do. But it is not always easy to be motivated at all times. Sometimes, we get demotivated just at the wrong times. What do we … More Demotivation
Hi everyone! This week’s topic is change of opinions. This came out of a discussion with my friend this past week. The main point is that for many people, including me, their opinions change almost radically as they go through from teenager years to young adulthood and especially adulthood. I definitely did a lot of … More Change
Hello! As I said in a previous post, I have had some health issues in recent months, things that were kind of (thank God, not much) affecting my daily life without me realizing it much. Before the diagnosis, I was having some trouble and I did not understand why and how. I kept asking if … More Clarity
Hello there! Welcome back on another Sunday! I want to talk about emotions today; about how weird they are. I am a believer that emotions guide us. I made many decisions based on how I felt and most turned out to be good for me (If you have taken the MBTI test at 16personalities.com, there … More Understanding Emotions
Hello! Wishing everyone a good Sunday and a good week! The dominant topic this past week has been how to save energy for me. Namely, how do I save my energy so I can be a better version of myself? I have been thinking about this longer but this week was the action time. What … More Energy Saver
Photo from SnapDragons post: https://wiseandshinezine.com/2021/02/22/snapdragon-speaks-on-all-i-need/#more-6046 Hi everyone! Wishing all of you a happy Sunday! My life has been very quiet recently, probably the quietest it has ever been. I did not choose to have it, I was forced, but it is honestly a good phase after the many turmoil I had to go through some … More Let’s be the voice of silence
Hello everyone! Happy Sunday to all of you! I am at a cross-point of my life. I am finally finishing up my student life when I am done with my PhD this year and will hopefully find a job before I do that. This will be the first ever time in my life when I … More It is important to ask the right question.
Hello PO family! How are you all doing? Long time, no see! I had to take an unexpected and long break from writing but I plan to be more regular from now on. Hopefully, we will continue meeting on most Sundays. There was a lot going on in my life, hence the break. But I … More Can you slow down?
Hello everyone! How are you all? This week’s topic is patience. Why? Because I am not patient at all and I need to learn and I am, so I want to share my thoughts. I am naturally kind of impulsive and impatient. I want things to be done right away, even though they might need … More Are you patient?
Hello! How was your week? Hopefully, you had a peaceful week! I have been thinking about this lately (well, I actually think a lot about this always, but more so recently): Why are the people in our lives in our lives (friends or romantic interests)? Why do we attract them? Or how do they end … More Why do we attract certain people?
Hello everyone! Let’s talk about the future today. Some years ago, I was the kind of person who had a very strict idea about how my future should look like and I got it all somehow. But then, at some point, suddenly, it started not working the way it used to. I was still envisioning … More What if we knew the future?
Hello everyone, I have not posted the last few weeks, sorry about that! It was the end of semester and I wanted to take a break and then a surprise happened. I had no hopes of being able to visit my home country this summer due to visa issues but boom, suddenly I am in … More Surrender
Hello everyone, We are here to do some Sunday reading again. Welcome you all! I want to discuss something I often struggle with today: acceptance. I come from a family of government workers. In Turkey, a government worker can be a teacher at a public school, a doctor at a public hospital etc. When you … More Acceptance