Showing Up and Doing You in a World of Social Media
“Living a double life” is a concept we hear about in movies, series_ and some dreadful divorce stories. I wonder if the number of people who can relate to it would surprise us.
In Mona Lisa Smile, a movie set in the 1950s USA, a newly graduated Art historian (Julia Roberts as Watson) enters an elite all-girls ultra-conservative college to start her teaching career. Wanting to
Fear Of Missing Out?
New Year’s festivity brings both, a sense of excitement and introspection. For many years I have attached a “theme” to my intentions for the upcoming 12 months born from the reflections and lessons
The Art Of Slowing Down
“There is more to life than increasing its speed.” – Mahatma Gandhi Busyness Busyness is the new currency by which we measure our success and probably fulfillment. It has become the status symbol
When Music is Life
Something that brings light, excitement, depth, and strength to life, wouldn’t you want to have a piece of it? When I was a child, I believed human beings could achieve whatever they could
A New Beacon
“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.” – Louis L’Amour For many years, my ultimate goal was to emigrate to a place where I
A Ripple in Time. Riding the Tides of Emotions
Changing moods appear to be the new fashion in my life, their colorful shapes hanging like Prêt-à-Porter clothes on a store rack. I pick up one, and then another, and another until is
Self-Compassion in Times of COVID
“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” Mark Twain I am used to spending time working on personal projects. I do not do the nine-to-five schedule nor do I think I
Powerlessness… A habit?
Reading has always been an escape route towards adventure, comfort, or courage for me. When life becomes overwhelming or it loses its luster, the imaginary worlds defying routine and dressing life in poetic
Everyday Is a New Day
Emotional reinvention in the age of Coronavirus May is upon us. April, if not the cruelest, was indeed a lost month. Most of us barely noticed that it came and went while we
The Space Around Closed Doors
Embracing Uncertainty “As You’re going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi told us in Return of the Jedi
A Cycle of Negativity Hard to Break These past months have been a revelation about the way I tend to assimilate life’s events. I am both, surprised and annoyed by the realization of