About Maia’s World
My name is Maia and Maia’s World is my blog where I write about life in general, personal development, and about ideas, beliefs and discoveries on how to live a fuller life.
I enjoy learning new things and reading about everything to do with how to be happier and more fulfilled, so hopefully I can share some of my findings here with you.
Author Archives: Maia
We are constantly pressured to look beautiful. Everyone agrees that judging others by their looks is shallow, but unfortunately the world we live in and our evolutionary make-up, favours err well, make-up. Beauty and image help us to achieve our … Continue reading
“God does not impose on anyone any more than they can bear” (Qur’an, 2:286) What a week it’s been. I was happily painting my wardrobe on Sunday, when I got a phone call from my mum’s friend that mum had … Continue reading
“Choose love, love! Without the sweet life of love, living is a burden – as you have seen.” Rumi So Valentine’s day is coming up again, that day makes me think about love, romantic love that is. If you have … Continue reading
Sex is a hot topic at the moment. Time Out is conducting their 2013 London sex survey and everyone is still reading the 50 Shades of Grey, so sex is officially back on the book shelves and people are … Continue reading
I’ve always lived by the motto that life is stranger than fiction and more interesting. That’s why I have personally always pursued knowledge and read books that I could learn something from rather than fiction, which I often saw as … Continue reading
I’m currently reading Martin Seligman’s Flourish: A new understanding of happiness and well-being and how to achieve them. Seligman points to five key elements of well being which are positive emotion, engagement (flow), meaning (working towards a cause which is … Continue reading
Change is hard. My soul yearns to do lots of things but my ego is scared. It tells me, ‘oh but that could be dangerous, that could be painful, that could be embarrassing, that could be…’ What is the answer? … Continue reading
I’ve just finished reading this book, by Peter Jones which I thought of buying when I saw his article in the Guardian. Because I believe in following my intuition when it comes to anything, when I see a book I … Continue reading
Sometimes I wonder what life is about, sometimes I want to go out and shout: “Universe just show me the way, I want to know what I should be doing each day.” I want to feel fulfilled, happy and … Continue reading
I’ve read lots about the concept of flow before I even read this book by Csikszentmihalyi (pronounced ‘chick-sent-me-high’), who first coined the term ‘flow’. I thought why ready this book, when I’ve already read about this idea in other books, … Continue reading