Who am I?

In the book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, we have a conversation between Alice and the caterpillar trying to answer this very question, who am I. Let us join the conversation: “The Caterpillar and Alice looked at each other for some time in silence: at last the Caterpillar took the hookah out of its mouth, and addressed her in a languid, sleepy voice. ‘Who are you?’ said the Caterpillar.  This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, ‘I — I hardly know, sir, just at present — at least I know who I … Continue reading Who am I?

Ask yourself, do you live to the max?

“My own heroes are the dreamers, those men and women who tried to make the world a better place than when they found it, whether in small ways or great ones. Some succeeded, some failed, most had mixed results… but it is the effort that’s heroic, as I see it.” – George R. R. Martin There are those who choose to go off the deep end and vouch completely and irrevocably for their dreams . For these dreamers, we have lots of respect, we admire them and in many ways feel inspired by them. These are the people led and … Continue reading Ask yourself, do you live to the max?

Whatever you do do it with passion

On January 1st, 2021, I had moments of reflection on a few areas of my life that needed auditing and re-alignment, which I hope to share with readers in the next few blogs. One area that I had lots reflections on was the question why I do what I do, I mean my career as a nurse. You see I reflected on this because, as you I know, our personal journeys, we all seek understanding, meaning, wisdom and knowledge. We want to know why we’re here. We crave for purpose. And for many of us, we navigate life trying to … Continue reading Whatever you do do it with passion

Put your worries away

Once, a professor began his class by holding up a glass with some water in it. He held it up for all to see and asked the students, “How much do you think this glass weighs?”  “1 pound!”…. one of the student shouted. “I really don’t know unless I weigh it,” said the professor, “but, my question is: What would happen if I held it up like this for a few minutes?” Professor holding it on his palm, stretched out. “Nothing’” the students said. “OK what would happen if I held it up like this for an hour?” the professor … Continue reading Put your worries away

STORY OF THE WISE MAN AND THE SCORPION

“An old man saw a scorpion drowning and decided to pull it out from the water. He calmly extended his hand to reach the creature. When he did, the scorpion stung him. With the effect of the pain, the old man let go the creature and it fell back into the water. The man realizing that the scorpion was drowning again, got back and tried to rescue it but then again it stung him…. He let go of it again. A young boy standing by, approached the old man and said, “Excuse me Sir, you are going to hurt yourself … Continue reading STORY OF THE WISE MAN AND THE SCORPION

Maybe you’re not feeling okay this Holiday Season

Being alone during Christmas holidays can feel challenging. This holiday is a time of year that many people spend in the company of family and friends. Due to stay-at-home orders as well as growing COVID cases across the world, you may find yourself spending this season of festivities alone. You may even find yourself alone this time of year if you live with social anxiety disorder (SAD). Perhaps you turned down invitations to gatherings because of your anxiety, or maybe your relatives live out of town. Whatever the reason for being alone, there are ways that you can feel less lonely. … Continue reading Maybe you’re not feeling okay this Holiday Season

Dead Son’s Portrait

Person who buys unwanted painting at estate auction inherits entire estate? Years ago, there was a very wealthy man who, with his devoted young son, shared a passion for art collecting. Together they traveled around the world, adding only the finest art treasures to their collection. Priceless works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet and many others adorned the walls of the family estate. The widowed elder man looked on with satisfaction as his only child became an experienced art collector. The son’s trained eye and sharp business mind caused his father to beam with pride as they dealt with art … Continue reading Dead Son’s Portrait

Behind every door there is a story…

A very little key will open a very heavy door. Charles Dickens I’m learning persistence and the closing of doors, the way the seasons come and go as I keep walking on these roads, back and forth, to find myself in new time zones, new arms with new phrases and new goals. Charlotte Eriksson Sometimes life presents us with the challenge of choosing between doors, not knowing what awaits us on the other side.  Once a door is opened, there may be no going back. Making that choice and stepping through takes courage, faith, and hope. “No pessimist ever discovered the secret … Continue reading Behind every door there is a story…

How to get out of comfort zone: why failure is a good thing!

Often we can become so consumed with the fear of failure, that we stay stuck within the confines of our comfort zone, stunting our growth and limiting our potential. I want to tell a story of one person who saw his failure as opportunity to success. Brian Acton was a software engineer who graduated from Stanford. Acton worked first at Apple and then at Yahoo for around a dozen years, until in 2007, he decided to travel to South America for a year with his friend and colleague Jan Koum. On their return, both of them applied to Facebook and Twitter for … Continue reading How to get out of comfort zone: why failure is a good thing!