We, human beings like to label people around us and let others label us. Think about all the labels you have attached to your children or your spouse, or the labels that have been given to you by your classmates, family members, colleagues, friends. Some were self-created but, most were given to you by others. Lazy, clumsy, shy, gifted, princess, aggressive, quiet, hyperactive, slow, genious … Continue reading Labelling People – Not a good idea
Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old activist, confronted the world leaders at the United Nations on global warming issues, while shaking anyone who listened to her passionate speech from top to bottom. If you did not watch the video of the speech already, I would strongly suggest you do. I, for one, was extremely touched by her candour, courage and boldness. She made me think about what … Continue reading What are YOU doing about Climate Change?
If you refuse to delegate and try to do everything yourself, if everything needs to be done on your schedule, if you are a perfectionist, if you micromanage others and often judge others’ behaviours, you might be a control freak. We all need to feel safe as living beings. If we don’t have control over our environment to some degree, we can have a lot … Continue reading Are you a control freak?
Children, especially toddlers, love to imitate their parents. They want to wear what their parents wear, they want to talk the way their parents talk, they admire their parents so much so that, they think whatever their parents do is the best (until they become teenagers, at which point their parents become the least knowledgeable source for them for a long while). That’s exactly why … Continue reading Plant the seed – teach your kids to meditate
After a short break, spent with my loved ones, including but not limited to my mom, my son and my amazing husband, I am back. I missed interacting with you and have lots to share, discuss and review. As you can tell from the title of my blog post, today’s subject is our precious, smart, extremely observant children. They come to this life with huge … Continue reading Mindfulness and Children
Did you know that Esther Howland, the woman who produced the first commercial American Valentine’s Day in the 1840s, sold a then mind-boggling $5,000 in cards during her first year of business? And that it is the celebration with the second highest number of cards sold, after Christmas? What does this tell you? To me, it means that LOVE is important to people. We need … Continue reading Love… Today, and every day