Five Ways to Be a Good Conversationalist

Have you ever found yourself at a loss for words or wishing you were better at starting conversations? Not all of us have the gift of thinking quickly on our feet and it can be very hard to get the conversation ball rolling among colleagues, strangers and even sometimes friends. A good conversation is a two-way street.  You must discuss topics that are of interest to all parties involved, and not just yourself, so they will feel inclined to participate and keep the conversation going. So, the next time you are at a loss for words, try one of the following: Find a common topic. There needs to be a common topic or interest that really engages the other person. It should be a topic that both of you can talk about; otherwise, the conversation will run out. Throw out...

Secrets to Happiness: The Brighter You

Some people say that it is hard to be happy in this world. We face a lot of difficulties each day and have a great deal to worry about. Many find themselves discouraged in their search for  happiness since they believe that happiness is the result of a worry-free environment. However, we can always find true happiness if we simply find the heart to be positive about our situations. The secret to happiness starts inside of us. We must choose to feel the joy and peace in our lives despite ouradversities. With whatever positive emotions and perspective we fill our hearts,our actions and attitudes will follow. Here below are some of the helpful ways we can make ourselves happier in life: Do things that will make you happy. Find a hobby in which you can disconnect...

How to Choose the Career That Is Best for You

Many people who work in the corporate world today are not very happy with their current positions. A lot of times it is because they failed to set the right goals for themselves at the beginning of their careers. Goals help you develop your career in a specific direction, and having the right career focus is very important when determining how to make choices and decisions along the way. Obviously, each of us has different skills, interests, experiences, and expectations, so there is no single career that will be perfect for everyone. What you have to do is determine which career is perfect for YOU. Here are some things you should take into consideration when you are trying to decide where to look for your first job or are pondering a possible career change:...

Keeping Your Relationship Healthy

Our relationships have a huge influence on our lives. Positive, healthy relationships can supplement your life in a beautiful way. However, when you lose someone or suffer a heartbreak, you can lose focus and stray from the path that will lead you to a happier life.  Sometimes people feed their negative emotions and give in to what they feel. Instead of standing up and picking up the pieces, they prefer to dwell on misfortunes of the past instead of focusing on opportunities that lay ahead. If you have a good relationship, it is always ideal to find ways to maintain its strength and keep your connection strong, so you can keep that person in your life. A healthy relationship requires mutual effort from both parties, so if you are with someone who is not willing...

Managing Stress the Right Way

Stress is an emotion that inevitably pops up from time to time in our modern and fast-paced world. It is something that we face regularly, and it affects us both psychologically and physically. In fact, research says that stress is the root cause of many illnesses today. However, there are plenty of things that we can do to lessen our stress. Here are ideas for handling stress without causing more strain and struggle: Figure out where the stress is coming from. Identify what you are actually stressed about. If you can pinpoint the specific stressors in your life, you will be one step closer to getting organized and taking action. Simplify your to-do list. Sort your to-do list from the most important to the least. Try to do only one thing at a time, so you do not...