Category Archives: Family & Life

Depression During the Holidays (1 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Carlee Wallace

Founder & Owner of: Herbalife Nutrition

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Family & Life and Health & Fitness Writer


Last night I was watching a Christmas movie (I cannot remember the name) and in this movie multiple characters were feeling depressed. This movie got me thinking about why people may experience depression during the holidays and how to prevent it. I feel that our world/society places high expectations on what the holidays should look like. Continue reading Depression During the Holidays (1 min read)

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The Time of Responsibilities (1 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Sandra Faria

Founder & Owner of: Sandra Faria

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Blogging, Successful Living and Writing Writer


2017 is the year that will put you to proof in terms of responsibilities!

If you know and you ever were known, and did your responsibilities in everything in your life this year is the year that you will receive abundance in everything while still working hard as before. The time to seed has started some years ago and whoever didn´t seed will be forced by life to work hard and take responsibilities! Continue reading The Time of Responsibilities (1 min read)

Tips in Boosting Morale (1 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Loveallie Lao

Founder & Owner of: Loveallie Lao

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor and Successful Living Writer


When a person is confident, cheerful, discipline enough, and very much willing to do the assigned task, then he or she has a positive morale. I believe everyone needs someone to give them hope and support to maintain a positive morale. Continue reading Tips in Boosting Morale (1 min read)

Goodbye, Resolutions: Hello, Transformations (2 min read)

Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Tina Richardson

Founder & Owner of: Tina L. Richardson

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Health & Fitness and Successful Living Writer


Good afternoon, beautiful people. I know I share so much, but to share on a deeper level: I really don’t believe in “New Year’s Resolutions.” Those are temporary and are usually superficial. No. I engage in New Year’s Transformations. I have been through a lot in recent years, and 2016 wasn’t any different. Friends came and went; lovers or potentials came and went; creative projects succeeded or failed. I laughed a lot; I cried a lot. I worked hard, I had fun. I loved. When I love, I love DEEP. I don’t play with hearts and I keep it real; even though you will run into those who don’t have the courage to do the same. That’s just a part of life. But through all the joy and pain, I kept true to myself. As for me. I was TINA. I am still Tina. I will always be me. I am a stronger, wiser, healthier version of me, but I am still here. I survived so many things with a smile through the tears, because I decided a long time ago that no one will make me feel down on myself. Ever. I love what I love, I am who I am, I love who I am. You should love who you are. Continue reading Goodbye, Resolutions: Hello, Transformations (2 min read)

New Year, New Beginnings (3 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Raymond Bernardo

Founder & Owner of: Raymond Bernardo

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor and Successful Living Writer


If  I ask you how 2016 treated you, are you are proud to say that it’s been a great year? I hope you are. Did you fulfill all your goals? Is there an additional member of your family? Did you gain a lot of friends? Have you fast-track your career? These are the things that we ask before we leave the current year. Of course, we are all looking forward to a great start of the new year but we should also take a moment to reflect and acknowledge all the wonderful things the year 2016 gave us. I remember posting this last year on Facebook the exact same day as today; Continue reading New Year, New Beginnings (3 min read)

A Sound of a Broken Heart (1 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Bongani Vincent Shinga

Founder & Owner of: Motiv-oetry-andLife

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Writing Writer


There’s a sound of a broken heart…..

there’s never been a sound of a breaking heart.

Continue reading A Sound of a Broken Heart (1 min read)

India’s Independence Day (1 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Sharmila S.

Founder & Owner of: Princesa’s Universe

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Beauty, Fashion, Food & Drink and Health & Fitness Writer


August 15, 2016 is a special day for us Indians in India and all over the world! We will be celebrating India’s 70th Independence Day

Here are some Well Known Facts about India:

Capital : New Delhi Continue reading India’s Independence Day (1 min read)

From Sadness to Laughter: Overcoming the Blues this Christmas (2 min read)

Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Ann Hall

Founder & Owner of: A Coffee with Friends

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Family & Life and Travel Writer


It is full blown holiday season and for many a time of happiness, peace, and joy but for others this is not true! The stress of the season can pull many down.  The weather changes can cause darkness and cold decreasing outdoor activity. And often this is a time we feel the loss of loved ones gone or the struggle to bring family together that may not want to be together! But, for us the hardest part of the holidays was learning to enjoy the season without many of our loved ones and without the holiday culture that we had experienced in America.  Fifteen years ago, we sold everything we owned and moved to Cambodia to begin an organization to help the poor. Now 4 kids later, have found our holidays far from family but far from the sadness of the earlier years! Continue reading From Sadness to Laughter: Overcoming the Blues this Christmas (2 min read)

Making Peace with Death

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A sense of powerlessness over death wraps my whole being right after my brothers’ burial.  I felt vulnerable wrestling with something nobody will ever win. The thought of death immobilizes me for the first time after several losses of people I love the most.

The nights that followed was filled with dreams about death and dying that it bothers me at times. I prayed hard in trying to figure out the meaning of it all and a deep feeling of fear about losing someone emerges. The threat of a deep loneliness over losing a loved one again was stronger than the fear of death itself.

Memories came crashing one by one with every loss I encountered since childhood. It starts with the death of   my grandfather who made me feel I was his favorite. A few years after that, I went to a more profound sorrow losing my Dad.   My mom’s leaving to sickness many years later does not create the same impact I had over the losses during childhood even those of my grandmas. The most devastating of it all is that of losing my son three years ago.

The strong resistance of going back to those unbearable feelings gave light why tears won’t come during my brother’s wake. I created an automatic shut off from deep within because I am not sure if I was capable of going through the same feeling again.  I shielded myself with numbness and rage.

Then I realized it was not death but the feelings of being left by someone I loved that scared me the most. This was the strongest sensation embedded on my being that I would not want to go through again. This is what I am so afraid of that I could not make peace with.

There was a voice within me saying that my loved ones do not really leave. They just go to the next dimension where there is a loving God who connects everything. This is the beauty of my faith; life never ends here. There is life before, there is life now and there is life in the hereafter.

Accepting that death is a part of life just like birth is liberating. The knowledge that a loved one who dies does not leave at all dissolves the feelings of hopelessness and disconnections. Death is a great teacher of life. It teaches us to live every day to the fullest as if it is our last and if it is, there is an assurance that the next life is far more exciting than what we have here today. It was a promise we can claim if we believe in God.

The Elephants We’re Afraid to Know

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“Don’t sleep and Etron will come in and get you all” that’s how Mom used to scared us when she would like us to have our afternoon nap.  Etron was a bum on the street. He lives in the neighborhood with small nipa house alone. I heard he was a little crazy and nobody knows his relatives and where he came from. That was the only impression I have of him. Continue reading The Elephants We’re Afraid to Know