What on earth I am still here for?

Drowning among her piles of books and journals, of the newly arrived order that Angie had to assemble and transport to her office, she wondered: “What on earth am I doing here?” She has been having dark days, not because they were necessarily dark (i.e. gloomy or sad) but because she has been spending an average of 8 […]

What do we really need to thrive? (Part II)

What do we really need to thrive (part I) In a previous post I promised you to define attention. So what is attention? Connie Podesta in her book “Self-Esteem and the Six-Second Secret”(Corwin Press, 1990) defines attention as follows: “Attention is the amount of time and the amount of energy spent in any given situation.” She goes on […]

To live, to love, to learn, and to leave a legacy

In the comfort of her warm room, Angie opened a book and started reading: “There are certain things that are fundamental to human fulfillment. If these basic needs aren’t met, we feel empty, incomplete.”  “Human fulfillment”, she found herself wondering, “umm… I have been looking for answers about fulfillment. For some time, I thought I was the only one […]

Our lives are the results of our choices

“As one wise man observed, “The greatest battles we fight are in the silent chambers of our own souls.” We need to ask ourselves: “Am I willing to be a person of total integrity? Am I willing to apologize when I make mistakes, to love unconditionally, to value someone else’s happiness as much as I […]

What is important?

“What is important?” Angie kept asking herself. A few weeks ago, she attended a training on “work-life balance” and the trainer – who also happened to hold several roles in her life: mother, educator, employee, trainer, worker, community member, sister, daughter… – kept repeating that one should label his/her priorities in life. And for the […]

What do we really need to thrive?

“I don’t know where to start. I don’t know what to say. Isn’t that the story of my life?” Angie thought to herself.  “So how come I can’t talk? Face people? Smile? Be comfortable among people? How come I can’t make myself heard? How come when I am with a large group of strangers, I […]

“Why am I here? What am I doing here?”

I wish someone would ask me how was my Sunday and I wish I could frankly answer without sounding too pessimistic that my Sunday, like any other Sunday for almost 3 years now, had started on a good note but ended badly. I wish I could describe how I feel every Sunday evening or sometimes […]

I have been planning to write for a long long time…

Hello there… This is my first post on this blog. I don’t know what to write or what to say. Yesterday, in the comfort of my little apartment I read a very interesting chapter from a very interesting book. The book is titled: “Unstoppable: The Pathway to Living an Inspired Life“. Written by Adrian Gilpin, […]