Lisa Mak

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Want to Be Happier? Live by These 4 Rules

I bet you cringe at this sentence: "You deserve to be happy." The idea feels selfish, demanding, too self-centered to utter out loud. "You deserve to be happy."<p>I bet the words enter your mind with a twinge of unsettled emotion. I bet, just like me, you write them off as silly, unrealistic words …

8 Mindful Mantras for Authentically Finding Love Again

Compassion for yourself and others goes a long way in looking for love again. Dating is a mindful practice, when and if you are able to do it with some self-reflection, be willing to learn your lessons and look at the process as a grand learning adventure. Of course when I first started dating …

6 Things Every Independent Woman Should Know Before Falling In Love

To be an independent woman is to trust yourself. It is to believe that your life is about fulfilling your individual potential. And while that can and often does include a happy, loving partnership, independent women do one thing -- one crucial thing -- differently: they put themselves first in a …

10 Steps To A Lasting, Loving Relationship

<i>By Dr. Lynda Klau</i><p>How many of us have learned how to build loving relationships? Where did we learn? At home? At school? There is an art and science to building strong relationships. These are indispensable tips, written with romantic relationships in mind, but with a little modification you can …

10 Instant Ways of Creating Charisma



Charismatic people are known to lead successful and productive lives. They charm others, light up the room and command attention wherever they go. …

11 Morning Habits That Will Change Your Life (And Make You More Creative)

<i>Your alarm clock goes off and it’s time to mindlessly shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, then head to work. Is that really all there is?</i>In …

Choosing Happiness Doesn't Mean You Should Settle

This past week I posted on my Instagram and Facebook the quote, "Happiness is a choice."<p>While I obviously agree with the idea that happiness is a choice, the post got me thinking about it a bit deeper and thinking about how others may interpret its meaning.<p>Yes, happiness is something we choose to …

'The Bachelorette' Proved We're Still Scandalized By Women Who Have Sex

Kaitlyn Bristowe is dating 9 (down from 25) men on “The Bachelorette.” Last night, seven episodes into her televised journey towards true love and a Neil Lane diamond, she slept with one of them -- and some viewers weren’t too happy about it.<p>Consensual sex in the context of a romantic relationship …

7 Lessons You Learn Through Life's Challenges

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i>.<p><b>1. You need to change.</b><p>There are times when things go wrong in life. Most of us try to escape it, denying the truth life presents to us. When a problem occurs, most of the time it occurs because something is not right -- you got sick because you …

California’s Paso Robles wine route: top 10 guide

Take the scenic Pacific Coast highway through California and turn inland roughly halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Paso Robles, 20 miles up state route 46, is in the heart of California’s Central Coast wine region. Paso, as locals know it, is in San Luis Obispo county, where the …

Wine & Spirits

Why It’s Okay Not To Want Love

By Ramisha Khan,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1TiQt2L<p>Tis the season of blooming romance, long walks on the beach and watching the sun set on the …

The Ultimate Foodie Tour of the Ferry Building

When it comes to eating your way through the <b>Ferry Building</b>, the rule “dessert last” need not apply. Cheese after chocolate, macaroons after …

Are Millennial Women Selfish For Putting Career Above Kids?

For anyone born female, being judged on a daily basis comes with the territory. Most people have an unsolicited opinion about the way women look, behave and speak — and are more than willing to share. But if you’re a young, successful woman who has deliberately not had children, expect to face an …

Parenting

11 Things Ultra-Productive People Do Differently | Inc.com

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge--there are only 24 hours in a day.<p>Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they have an uncanny ability to get things done. Even when juggling multiple projects, they reach their goals without fail.<p>"Time is really the only capital …

Time Management

10 Quotes That Will Make You Get Out and Live, Damn It

Everyone wants to be known for something. You might watch explorers on the National Geographic Channel, read about Nobel Prize-winning innovators, or …

5 Choices That Are Vital To Your Success & Happiness

Over the course of my life, I’ve built several careers: I’ve been an accountant, I’ve started my own law firm, I’ve created a commercial real estate …

Transform Your Walls With 22 BIG Wall Art DIYs

Gallery walls are amazing but *kinda* time consuming. If you want to make some serious impact with color and design, then maybe it’s time to steer away from that gallery wall template and opt for one giant piece of art. Big wall art can make a small space seem grander and help your large space feel …

Wall Art

Here's How To Reflect, Meditate And Sustain Positivity

<i>Dulce Ruby is an explorer and an artist of written, visual and audio formats. Her GPS Guide below will teach you about meditation, reflection and how to sustain positivity.</i><p>Morning meditations are magical, and my favorite way to power up for the day. Starting your day with relaxation, reflection and …

Seven Habits Of Likable People

Think being well liked at work isn’t a big deal? Consider: Likable people get more promotions and are viewed as more credible.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>If you want to predict your chances of getting …

40 Things I Know About Happiness As I Turn 40

One week from today, I turn the "Big 40." When I was a teenager, I had a very different vision of how this birthday would feel. "Over the Hill" sentiments in card stores and movies depicting uncool, middle-aged parents had led me to believe that 40 marked some sort of beginning of the end -- an age …

Different Solutions

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Embrace Minimalism – Shelf Desks With Discerning Designs

A desk that’s nothing more than a simple wall-mounted shelf is definitely not for everyone. Such desks are often used in small spaces where a …

Even If It's Not Discrimination, You're Still That Girl

Office affairs can contribute to the perception that women are self-serving and untrustworthy. Just ask Ellen Pao.<p>Although she lost, Ellen Pao’s gender discrimination lawsuit against her former employer, the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has been interpreted as an object …

How Asian American Women Are Forgotten In The Tech Diversity Debate

Three Asian American women are putting prominent tech companies on the hot seat, charging they faced discrimination at work over their gender and …

Women of Color

“Misogynasian” and Why Gender Discrimination in Tech Must Be an Asian American Issue

Three years ago, Ellen Pao — former junior partner of Silicon Valley venture capital group Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers — filed a lawsuit against …

New Study Reveals "Double Jeopardy" Faced by Women of Color in STEM

A new study released today from the Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings combines in-depth interviews of 60 women of color in science, technology, …

Women of Color

6 Exercises from Positive Psychology to Boost Your Happiness

<b>“The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.” ~William Penn</b><p>A friend recently asked me, “What’s the …

How to Pair Whisky With Food (Video)

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>Anyone who loves whisky knows that it needs nothing to stand on its own. But what if you want to try and have your Scotch along with your meal? Not everything pairs well with one of the most elegant liquors around.<p>So we went to …