Tag Archives: happiness

Toxic Positivity aka Positive Vibes Only

“Toxic positivity is promoting the ideal or goal that, no matter the circumstances, one should always and only maintain a positive, happy or optimistic mindset.” Why are you sad? Your thoughts, problems, sickness, everything is in your head- if you changed your thinking, you could be happy. #PositiveVibesOnly  Hiding negative feelings and trying to ignore […]

A taboo topic: Magic

What is magic? When we think about this topic, several things come to mind: Harry Potter, the wizard with his dove, evil people casting spells to make people’s lives miserable, mermaids, goblins, dragons… things that may or may not be accurate… But really, what is magic? Magic has many definitions: occult art or science with […]

Is your glass half-empty or half full?

Positivity – How it improves life How you answer this old but still reliable question about positive thinking may reflect your outlook on life, your attitude toward yourself, and whether you’re optimistic or pessimistic – and it may even affect your health.  Gabriel Andrade from the National Library of Medicine “Positive thinking suggests that to […]

THE FLICKER OF HAPPINESS

We often make the mistake of dividing the world into small and big moments. We look at everything that happens and we place it in a box. A box of moments that we view as insignificant and a box of moments, we are taught are going to determine our future. But what about the moments […]

Art as Therapy

You’ve probably already seen this scene in a movie, read it in a book, observed it in life. The scene of the guys at the back of the bar, alone, swallowing glass over beer and smoking cigarette over cigarette. He is heartbroken, he is desperate, and he hopes to be able to re-weld it with […]

Парите не ги усреќуваат сиромашните

„Парите не ги усреќуваат сиромашните“ – Колиш Роден сум во една од најбогатите земји на светот. Имам сè што би можел да посакам: топла вода, покрив над главата што не прокиснува, семејство што пружа љубов, образование, технологија, пристојна живеачка, пристап до сите удопства што ги нуди модерното време. Преку ноќ се најдов себеси во многу […]

Money does not make the poor happy

”Money does not make the poor happy” – Coluche I was born in one of the richest countries in the world. I have everything I could wish for: Hot water under a waterproof roof, a loving family, daily education, technology, ease of living, transportation, as well as everything that modern comfort can bring. Overnight I […]

VOICES November 2020

Don’t you think happiness should be found on every leaf of the Tree of life? Our team recently grew up, as we happilly welcomed new volunteers along with their enthusiasm and refreshing writing talents. Are you up for traveling the world and the seven seas? We will make you travel far away, to beautifully diverse […]

Life at home of VCS family

Starting a new thread “Life at Home” in our Voices magazine, we are reaching few members of our VCS family to ask them about their thoughts and impressions. Finnish, Polish, French and Turkish living in sunny Macedonia… Summer surprised us, especially me from Finland, as I consider 20 degrees plus to be a summer already. […]

Sun is on my side

Believe it or not, but every time I will look into the face of the sun, from any place in this world, I will think of Macedonia. Sun was always on my side in here, giving me energy and leading me to do amazing. As well as the people, who are the soul and the […]

Share a smile, share love

SHARING IS CARING – short and quite simple saying. I believe we all have used it at some point, however what we should be asking ourselves is: Are we the ones saying it or the ones using it? Are we truly happy if we have it all, but no one to share it with? Let’s […]