In every disaster, there are also blessings. In every crisis, there is hope. People wake up to what is important, and they come out of the crisis with new, stronger energy and resolve. You need to understand that the trauma was there to teach you a lesson, acknowledge that lesson, and then thank and forgive the messenger (the person you believe caused you harm) for … Continue reading The answers you need are in you
One of my highschool friends mentioned last week in our WhatsApp group a book that she read. The name of the book was; Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life, by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles. As it sounded quite interesting, I decided to read it. But when I checked our library, I have found out that there was a waitlist for it. … Continue reading What is your Ikigai?
If the fire in your heart is strong enough, it will burn away any obstacles that come your way.― Suzy Kassem Everyone in the business world takes a unique journey that starts with a specific first step, continues with an unknown path and completes by an unforeseen end. Some people’s journeys might be a long one, while others’ quite short. Some journeys happen to be comfortable … Continue reading The road to success is paved with resilience
“A lot of thoughts keep coming”, “I can’t stand still”, “Am I doing it right?”. Do you have such thoughts during your meditation? If you do, know that you are not alone. These are the questions we hear from almost all new meditators. We all had these concerns, and even years later they can still emerge somehow. But please don’t give up. In fact, these … Continue reading Managing Unrest and Impatience During Meditation
Growing up, becoming an adult takes time and effort. When I turn back and look at my 25 years old self when I became a mother, I see that I was a child myself. At the time I thought I was the wisest and most mature woman in the world. What an illusion. I am 50 now. Would it be accurate to say that I … Continue reading Re-create yourself
Now that we are getting older – and wiser. My husband and I have started to go to Tai Chi classes recently. This is a first for both of us. I for one was very excited and impatient about it. So, I have arrived in our first class a little early then my husband and others and had a quick chat with our instructor. He … Continue reading Forever Young with Tai Chi
Who knows you better than yourself? Nobody. Who are you the most honest with? Yourself. Who keeps all your secrets? You. Then who is your best friend and confidente? Again, you. That’s why you are too important for you to ignore or neglect. Your mental and physical health has utmost significance in terms of the quality level of the life you live. To provide yourself … Continue reading Me, Myself and I
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?
I would think at some point anyone could regret something that they did or said, start thinking about “what if” scenarios and feel the guilt that’s attached to it. It is kind of impossible to be a human being and not to remember something that you did in the past which you regret at the moment. Everybody makes mistakes. It is normal. We learn from … Continue reading No Regrets
Throughout our lives, we experience many ends and new beginnings don’t we? End of education, and beginning of work-life; end of being single, and stepping into the married life; end of a commitment and beginning of new responsibilities. As soon as you have a baby, you can never go back to when you did not have a human being that is the center of your … Continue reading Ends and New Beginnings