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

Feeling sorry for a person is not helpful in situations where people are in pain. Empathy becomes the bridge that connects two people together and creates a space for more genuine understanding and compassion.

If you ever poured out your heart to someone and all you got was “I am sorry you are going through this,” you know exactly what I mean. Read More

But what we have now, in midlife, that we have never had before, is the luxury of hindsight. We now know what we would do if we could go back in time.

What if everything up until now has been a learning experience and we can finally set ourselves on a path to live with authenticity?Read More

it seems to me that the meaning of success is one of those innate concepts we know, deep down, is to be and do whatever makes us truly happy. But we do not necessarily, outwardly, behave that way.

How do we, then, measure that success?

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