Success & Empowerment

Find Your Purpose And Shine On

What is your calling? What is your purpose in life? What did you come to this world to do? If you’re a passionate and introspective soul like me, you’ve probably asked yourself these questions before. More and more everyday we read about how we should find our purpose and pursue it throughout our lives in order to find meaning and contentment. There are even scientific studies that show that people who view their work as a calling rather than just a career or a job have a higher life and work satisfaction. So what exactly is this calling or purpose?
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Change & Growth

Embarking On A Spiritual Journey

Growing up I didn't know much about spirituality. All I knew about was religion, which required following a certain dogma that contradicted my rational mind. The idea of having to strictly adopt a predefined belief system above all others was beyond me. Especially when I didn’t share many of the rules that were a part of it. So I decided to give up on religion a long time ago. And with it, I gave up on spirituality.
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Health & Balance

The Art Of Juggling The Past, Present & Future

I was driving in my car this morning when a well-known Italian singer, Eros Ramazzotti, came on the radio. I was immediately transported to a different time and space just by listening to his voice. I was reminded of my life, six or seven years ago, when I went through an existential crisis that forced me to engage in a quest for wholeness. Because mostly everything about my life back then just felt wrong. Internally and externally. Personally, professionally, and even geographically. I felt trapped in a “place” I was not happy with and I was determined to get out of it.
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Health & Balance

Got Balance?

Lately I’ve been struggling with the lack of balance in my life. When you get immersed in a new role it is easy to forget about other areas that are also part of who you are. Especially when life puts you to the test and you need to give so much of yourself to others. In my case, being a new mother has completely shifted my attention and devotion to my son 24/7. Now, I’m not complaining here. I know this delicious stage of big open-mouthed sloppy kisses will go by fast. But despite how amazing and incredible this is, the lack of proper balance has caused me to end up overwhelmed, exhausted, lost, bored, and ultimately disappointed. So contrary to my expectations! And so much like other times in my life where I’ve ended up feeling just the same as a result of giving up my whole being solely to one thing and one thing only.
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Change & Growth

Mending The Broken Pieces

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything. Last time I wrote was to share with the world the lesson learned from the “boy with the biggest smile in the room” (that is, my son) and his endurance to overcome the challenges of a stroke at 7 months of age. Unfortunately, and despite my intention of enduring adversity with the same grace as he did, it’s been harder for me to recover from this (in addition to the already difficult reality of being a new mother). To be honest, I don’t even know how I had the energy, the focus or the will at that time to even write what I did. I guess I was just overflowing with inspiration from my son’s heroic lesson.
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Change & Growth

The Boy with the Biggest Smile in the Room

My son had a stroke a couple of months ago. He was 7 months old at the time. A tiny human being who knew nothing about pain or suffering suddenly being forced to face a terrifying situation even for an adult. From seizures to painful procedures. Spending days in the fear and sadness that fills a hospital ICU to be released with motor skill shortcomings. And having to face everyday these motor deficits that make reaching normal developmental milestones so much harder, therefore facing months of rehab ahead of him.
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Change & Growth

The Road to Growth: 6 Mistakes to Avoid

This past month I’ve been struggling with my personal view on growth. A concept so dear to me considering it’s been the underlying principle of my whole existence. See, I’m one of those persons who firmly believes life is an opportunity for continuous improvement. And that individuals should always strive for ongoing self-enhancement.
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Success & Empowerment

Dare to Embrace the Uncertainty

As human beings we have a natural need to understand and control. We want to make sense of our world. And in a life that is so uncertain and unpredictable, we want to have power over the outcome of our experiences. And as we struggle to find certainty in life, a certainty that can never be found, we cling on to ways of thinking and acting in an effort to gain that understanding and control we’re searching for.
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