You can’t force a tree to grow

I have attended a group coaching session that was organized by one of my fellow coach friends Nicholas Selway the other day. It was eye-opening, to say the least. I was the oldest among many attendees, much younger than me. One of the young ladies said something that stayed with me since that night. She said: “You can’t force a tree to grow.” First of … Continue reading You can’t force a tree to grow

Is it really that hard to “Be Yourself”?

Don’t change so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you. – Unknown Being your real self takes guts. You have to stand strong and don’t care about what others say. But even though you try plugging your ears to other people’s comments, how can you mute the sound playing between your two ears? Well, I have a secret for … Continue reading Is it really that hard to “Be Yourself”?

The road to success is paved with resilience

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

Explore your Spiritual Path with Sahaja Yoga

Self-realization makes us humble. Replace temper with compassion. The more innocent you are, the more blissful you will be. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi I think it was around early 2009, I have attended Sahaja Yoga sessions in Hamilton Ontario for a few months. I wanted to continue but had other pressing priorities at the time. Now, unfortunately, that location does not have “in-person” classes but … Continue reading Explore your Spiritual Path with Sahaja Yoga

What is your life purpose?

Exactly one year ago, as a very proud mother, I attended my son’s convocation ceremony. As they do for every graduation event, the university invited a well-accomplished leader in their subject to give a speech and to get the title of honorary Ph.D. for his accomplishments. When he started giving his speech, which was extremely inspiring especially for newly graduate young people in the room, … Continue reading What is your life purpose?

Open Yourself to Synchronicities

We’ve all had those perfect moments–when things come together in an almost unbelievable way, when events that could never be predicted, let alone controlled, remarkably seem to guide us along our path. Carl Jung called this phenomenon  Synchronicity: “a meaningful coincidence of two or more events, where something other than the probability of chance is involved.” When all stars align and many wonderful things happen … Continue reading Open Yourself to Synchronicities

The Big 5-OH

Today I am turning 50. No joke, literally half a century. No wonder there are lots of things I have difficulty remembering. Well, most probably because some of them happened decades ago, laughing out loud. Throughout the years of my humble life on this beautiful earth, I am quite happy with my accomplishments, most important one being bringing a person, now a nice young man … Continue reading The Big 5-OH

No Regrets

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

June 21 – Summer Solstice

The June solstice – your signal to celebrate summer in the Northern Hemisphere and winter in the Southern Hemisphere – is happening on June 21st – today. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, this solstice marks the longest day of the year. Early dawns, long days, late sunsets, short nights. The sun at its height each day, as it crosses the sky. Meanwhile, in the south … Continue reading June 21 – Summer Solstice

Nothing can stop you but yourself

Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid – Basil King, Canadian Writer (not Goethe!) What is life without taking risks? Allowing slight shifts in your path, making big decisions such as taking a job that will trigger a change in your career, or accepting a marriage proposal even if it will mean to move away somewhere new with your spouse, deciding to … Continue reading Nothing can stop you but yourself

Everything happens for a reason

You must have heard this saying/expression every once in a while, and I can see you rolling your eyes and say; “Yeah, yeah, yeah… What’s new?” I know you have heard of it, and I know you are skeptical about the whole idea. But I want you to put all your prejudice about it aside and just pretend you are hearing it for the first time. … Continue reading Everything happens for a reason