Investment. Half of you have read this first word and it was enough to make you jump forward. Curious word this one. I do not know what comes to your mind when you read or listen to it. For a long time, the first word popping in front of me was money.
For some well-planted unconscious reason I will not dwell into right now, investment has been undeniably associated with money. Immediately I would visualize bills, bank accounts, balance sheets, anything which could be slightl
Restlessness is per definition “the inability to rest or relax as a result of anxiety or boredom”. How often do you get this sensation? You do not have to be the anxious type to feel it. Actually, you can be overly excited about something until you start having this itchy feeling you cannot get rid of. Or it may happen that you get bored, and this itchiness grows more intense every day. Applying it to your current reality, you start the new year motivated and enthusiastic abo
Having clarity. Seeing clearly. Become clear. Sounds almost like those claims preached by a clairvoyant! Though this is not what we are referring to. You do not have to be a fortune teller nor consult one to create a vision for your future. It does not involve either a psychedelic experience in the pursuit for enlightenment. How come getting clarity in your life is relevant after all? What are you trying to get clarity about? Did it ever happen to you to feel so unclear and i
Last week of 2021. New Year’s has always been for me a weird rite of passage. In that moment we are living in a particular year to which we have been attached to for the previous 12 months; and suddenly, after a brief countdown, we are celebrating like crazy the arrival of a number ending in different figures. In a matter of seconds, we are in a new year almost as if we traveled forward in time. As a kid I remember getting confused with the fact that not everyone would celebr
Here we are. At the end of another year. Perhaps you are busy closing last-minute business deals or running around doing errands and buying presents, typical during this holiday season. Or you may be feeling lazy and exhausted, dragging yourself around waiting for the next challenge or project to come. To be honest, I am currently fitting into that second category. Already on vacation back home, 33-weeks pregnant and about to go on maternity leave, I have been struggling in t
The biggest commitment you must keep is your commitment to yourself. Neale Donald Walsch Life is full of commitments. You commit all the time to something or someone, even when you feel miserable about it. You commit to a job you do not like, to a love relationship that makes you unhappy, to a routine that drains your energy, to a diet that frustrates you. When you finally want to commit to something that brings you joy and purpose, you have run out of strength and enthusiasm
Where does your resilient self stand? Would it break in two in a split second? Or would it show some resistance? From my perspective, resilience is the ability to bounce back from a setback, a challenge, something that does not align at all with our expectations or plans. It is the capacity to reemerge and readapt to reality without losing oneself, involving a certain degree of mental and physical elasticity. Resilience can grow out of a traumatic event such as divorce or the
Focus on your path. Stay focused on your goals. You probably heard it more than once and wondered what to do with it, especially if you have no clue where your path leads or what your goals are. I get it. It can be quite daunting. On the other hand, it is an opportunity to question your focus-oriented mindset. When we are babies or toddlers, our attention span is quite limited. It is natural that you do not have any memory of it, but if you have kids you surely remember when
Easy and quick answer to the title of this blog post: You stop comparing yourself with others. Sounds too obvious and perhaps too hard! Let us do what we do best, complicate – at least before making it simple. I bet you spend a considerable amount of your time scrolling down social media, checking out the latest on that huge influencer or famous public figure you follow as if your life depends on it. Their lives seems to be a sequence of smart decisions and successful accompl
Something you did not predict happens. Welcome to the unexpected! Imagine this thing that you really want – it can be a promotion, a car, a new job, a family vacation, a date night with your spouse, your first sale. You have worked for it, planned it, put the time and the effort. You are about to hit a home run. Suddenly, something unexpected happens and you no longer get what you so badly wanted. Building up inside, you can feel the frustration, the disappointment, the injus
I would sit outdoors on the stairs and cry during my lunch break. This may sound the intro to a drama series, but it actually happened to me. As I believe happens to many people out there.
During a short period of my life, this was my reality every day of the week. I was so unhappy and stressed at my job back then, that crying over my lunch break was the only thing offering a sense of relief. At the time, I used to tell myself that it was not that bad. That what I felt was j
In Psychology and Coaching, two fields I feel very close to, it is quite common to use the terminology safe space. During a therapy or coaching session, we want to ensure that our clients feel safe to share their thoughts and feelings. As professionals, we do our best to provide an open and free-judgement space to hold the other person’s emotional journey. This is not true only for psychologists or coaches. As human beings, we seek for safety in many ways. We wish for physica
Recently I was told this Cherokee Indian legend entitled 'Two Wolves'. Long story short it narrates the presence of two wolves - the bad and the good - who fight for the spotlight. One playing the envious, greedy, judgmental wolf. The other emerging as the joyful, caring, kind wolf. Moral of the story: The winner wolf is the one you choose to feed.
They represent the inside battle we all go through between our worst and best selves. Which made me think about how often we unc
What comes to your mind when you think about patience? In my head, I picture a Winter day at the beach. I can feel the wind blowing softly lifting small grains of sand in the air, the waves rocking as if whispering a lullaby, the seagulls leaving a trail behind. Everything is quiet and still. One can hear their own thoughts echoing while sitting in silence and stillness. It may sound a bit weird, though this is the place I travel to in my mind that gives me the inner peace I
How do I know if it is the right choice? I hear it quite often from friends, family, clients. Same way I have asked this question to myself a good number of times. How does someone actually know if what they are doing is the right thing to do at that moment? After having addressed the idea of perfect timing last week, I believe you will relate with where this theme is headed. To answer short and sweet: You do not know. To know something is to perceive it as a fact or truth. H
Is there such thing as the perfect timing? And perfect timing for what exactly? I have these memories of being in middle school and fantasizing about our future together with my best friends. Alongside this picture, lay hidden the belief that there was an invisible timeline keeping up our biggest achievements in a kind of perfect frame. We would go to college right after high school, graduate in four or five years, land the perfect job. Meantime, we would meet our soul mate,
When was the last time you had a fight with your spouse or with a close friend? You may not recall what you were fighting about, though you probably remember the feeling you left with. Arguing with those we love is never pleasing, even when a conflict is inevitable, and a more difficult discussion needs to take place. Most likely you did not start the dialogue with bad intentions, but before you notice voices are raised, accusations are thrown around and the whole thing grow
Influence. Such a powerful word. If you were to think about who had a major influence in your life until now, who would come to mind? Have they been more influential to the positive or to the negative side? What about yourself and those who you have influenced along the way, how would that list look like? During some interesting conversations, I have realized that for some people influence is something seen almost as a magic trick intended only for special profiles such as po
Home is where the heart is – and according to the famous proverb, your heart belongs to the ones you love and cherish, meaning home is where they are. What happens when that is not enough? Imagine you have moved to a distant country and have started your own family. You live now with your partner and kids. They are your closest family. They are your heart. You love them and you cherish them. There is still something missing though…a sense of belonging, a feeling of connection
Being in the now. Living in the present. May sound a hippie's propaganda or a guru's speech. Why is it so relevant to live in the present after all? Living in the now is kind of an art. The art of being present and staying connected. In a world where people rush instead of slowing down, talk instead of listening, react instead of acting; learning to live in the now is an invaluable skill. Often it may seem as if you are stuck in the present moment. You are here, though not mo