Over the last couple of weeks, I have experienced a bunch of people, including myself – WINNING something or the other, or even WINNING someone! Two of my friends are getting married! Christmas brings on that magical feeling that boosts our feelings of giving… Continue Reading “What is the WINNING factor?”
Your sweat is the bond which you have with yourself to follow your heart, believe in yourself and to do the work which is burning in your soul.
What I experienced in Kenya far exceeded my expectations and erased many of the negative perceptions I had about Africa and to be clear… I know now that Kenya is a unique country in Africa, with its own distinct characteristics.
I have always believed in the power of dreams and imagination. When a dream like going to Africa becomes true, I remain speechless about the power of our minds.
He lived with the regret of spending much of his hard earned money drinking and partying in his younger days. He felt that he should have been wiser and saved more money. One day, he threw the regret out of the window and re-framed the party going days as some of the best days of his life. He got pictures of his friends and wrote a letter to all of them to reconnect and laugh about the past. The rekindling of friendship has made him a happier person. He has given new value to his past.
“I want you to know that it is never too late to study or to do what you want to do.” Her grandmother told her. After raising her six children, Rima’s grandmother, Tamara, went to university in her 60’s to study medicine although she never practiced as a medical doctor. However, she created a lifelong impression in the mind of the young eleven year old Rima, her first grandchild – that it is never too late to follow your dreams or to learn something new. Rima fondly recollected this memory during a business lunch meeting with her. She spoke with great love of her four daughters, her five grandchildren, women, newcomers to Canada and youth who are very dear to her heart. “I want to leave something better for my grandchildren.” She said reflectively. Her grandmother had a profound impact on her life as she thinks of the legacy she wants to leave behind.
She has tormented me for ten years. She has cost me money, time and wasted my investments. Every single time I am about to “launch” that great creative genius inside of me, Frightful Mags pops up her head and taunts me mercilessly, leaving me so… Continue Reading “I gave HER an eviction notice today. The End of THAT relationship.”
Inspiration cannot be explained but it can be felt. It is this “high” that you get, this “extra beat” in your heart when you see or hear something which moves you… this feeling that sometimes leaves you light-hearted, for in a split moment, your spirit connects effortlessly and beautifully to that ‘thing’ which you simply know from deep inside of you.
After many years of trying to fix myself and people and things around me, I have come to realize that this “fixing” business is just a lot of crap. We are somehow conditioned to believe that something is wrong with us or someone… Continue Reading “Are you so busy trying to fix life, that your own life is slipping away from you?”
“As an Internationally Trained Professional, I faced (for two years) the barriers/challenges that most immigrants face such as lack of Canadian experience, lack of credential assessment, lack of labour market information and the worst – lack of a job. The overwhelming weight of these… Continue Reading “Can words of affirmation give you the confidence to secure a job, improve your relationship and become more empowered to face challenges?”
Every single day I ask myself, “What can I do to create a positive change in someone else’s life?” Sometimes, it is as simple as having a conversation or buying a coffee for someone. Sometimes it is taking care of myself so that I can have… Continue Reading “My 1st TuneIn and StepUp Challenge for 2014: Supporting 20 families who have been affected by flooding in St. Lucia”