“Creativity comes from conscious facts planted in the unconscious and allowed to germinate.” Bertrand Russell Creativity is one of our most valued human traits. It has given human beings the ability to change the world that they live in. It also has given them the ability to adapt to changes in the world over which they have no control. Chris Bennett the CEO of Wonderschool says, “[Creativity] cannot … Continue reading We are infinitely creative
You were born into a society that comes with many pre-installed programs. One of which being “you need to be successful for people to like you.” It starts right at primary school, if not earlier. You immediately begin comparing your progress with the kid sitting next to you. “His writing is neater than mine, and she reads faster than I do. My parents will be … Continue reading Are you ready?
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
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”?
Empathy is the ability to understand the emotions others are experiencing. But if you go one step further, it becomes the ability to feel what another person is feeling. Sometimes it even turns into an extreme reaction to others’ emotions. During my soul searches and my vulnerability self-checks, I have noticed that I was getting too invested in others’ problems. Especially when it’s the people … Continue reading Too much empathy might get toxic for you
After a short break, spent with my loved ones, including but not limited to my mom, my son and my amazing husband, I am back. I missed interacting with you and have lots to share, discuss and review. As you can tell from the title of my blog post, today’s subject is our precious, smart, extremely observant children. They come to this life with huge … Continue reading Mindfulness and Children
Most of you, if not too young, must remember the song “Que será, será”, which stars like this: When I was just a little girlI asked my mother, what will I beWill I be pretty? Will I be rich?Here’s what she said to me: Que será, seráWhatever will be, will beThe future’s not ours to seeQue será, seráWhat will be, will be Do you agree? … Continue reading Que será, será
The lesson we are thought by the society from a very young age in our default settings tends to be; “Think about what you want, go make it happen, and be really frustrated until it occurs.” Which promotes suffering in every step of it, until we eventually get it. Mindfulness approaches this kind of beliefs from a different point of view and refuses to go … Continue reading Mindfulness – Part 2