Career Path?

Yesterday the subject of “career path” came up in a conversation and it dawned on me that there is a predominant view about it. Let us take a moment to ponder a bit on it. A path means a journey or an experience in a broad sense. The word in itself does not imply “climbing […]

Dutch Efficiency and my KLM experience

Last Thursday I was on a return flight from Amsterdam Schipol airport back to London. The original 7pm flight was delayed and then eventually canceled around 9:30pm. I was rescheduled for 7am flight the next morning and sent to an airport hotel by a shuttle bus. Despite such misfortune, I would like to acknowledge KLM […]

Slowly but Surely

Again I could not contain my happiness though it was not a big deal. Two copies of my book sold online in July:> One printed copy was sold in the U.S. and one electronic copy was purchased in Portugal. I am very happy as my book is still “out there”, and there are copies sold […]

Proof is in the Pudding

I was in Paris last week and was urged by two French friends to try the gallette (apparently quite a celebrated regional specialty in Brittany) for lunch at the local creperie after being corrected that it is actually a meal and not a dessert. I arrived on my own at the creperie with excitement for […]

Resilience (Factor 1): Emotion Regulation

Emotional regulation is the first resilience factor from the book ‘The Resilience Factor’ by Karen Reivich & Andrew Shatte. “Emotion Regulation is the ability of stay calm under pressure. Resilient people use a well-developed set of skills that help them to control their emotions, attention, and behavior. Self-regulation is important for forming intimate relationships, succeeding […]

Resilience is the name of the game

Resilience is the ability to handle difficult situations and circumstances, and to rise above them becoming stronger and better. It is more important than ever in this world full of uncertainties and changes. I am reading an excellent book called “The Resilience Factor” by Karen Reivich and Andrew Shatte. I would like to share some […]