Recently I took a short training at work called “Listen More, Talk Less” and it all seems to come down to – not sharing – but asking better, more powerful questions.

When we focus on listening (rather than waiting for an opportunity to speak (guilty!)), we can come up with good questions that can keep a conversation going.

I am definitely going to practice this skill.Read More

Reflexive practice is when we reflect on what we have learned (from a situation, but also from a book, research or a conversation) and how this learning applies to our broader social context. Reflexive practice can help us develop critical thinking and become aware of how our social positioning may influence our opinions and observations. Read More

Reasons to keep a personal blog – In retrospect – I should have just kept on with writing – for fun, to relax, to share, but mainly – for myself. Here are some mistakes I made and my reasons to keep blogging. Read More

Their websites have a very clean, minimalist look.
Many you wouldn’t find unless you knew they existed (they are hardly fighting for SEO rankings – which is kind of refreshing)
They are just there, for their owners and the rest of us who like a peek into that semi-private sphere and who like to get new ideas from others **(that is, literally, how I procrastinate)**.Read More

Next time when that not so exciting neighbor invites you to a barbecue, just say yes and don’t dwell on it. If you don’t feel like going… go anyway.

It is not self-love to say ‘I’d rather stay at home’ and deny yourself social contact but it is self-love to meet some new people or rekindle old friendships, relax and have fun.
No man is an island, after all.
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From experience, when you have kids and a full-time job (or just kids, or just a full time job), the only way to get your to-dos under control is to live intentionally. And to do that is to DELETE your to-do items.
Let go of everything you think you should do. Here is how.Read More

No matter how many times we hear about the power of now there can never be too many reminders. While it is by no means a new concept (check out the dates above), it is certainly extremely relevant in our overly hedonistic way of life. No wonder we are addicted to the concept. We read books, listen to the experts and gurus telling us how to do it, we take webinars and courses in mindfulness. And not to overgeneralize, we do it all, except practice it.Read More