Humour

You won’t get the job if you take yourself too seriously

(The story below is based on true events, while working in Senegal) The recruitment day was going well. The head of HR was accompanied by a sales manager, and they were both satisfied with how things were moving forward. Their pre-selection process ensured that they were now interviewing their best candidates for the job (that… Continue reading You won’t get the job if you take yourself too seriously

DIY, Fun Projects, Health, Mental Health

My Top 10 Wellness Practices of 2020

This year I did more of some things and less of others… and it has made all the difference. This has been a year of letting go of control. A year of learning to deeply trust in the wisdom of what is unfolding for me, what is unfolding for all of us. Here's a list… Continue reading My Top 10 Wellness Practices of 2020

Casual, Journal

Happy Mental Health Day. Pun intended.

You take time every single day to shower, brush your teeth. You do your best to eat wholesome food. You make sure you get quality sleep.
Good for you --> that is called physical hygiene.

But what about your mental and emotional hygiene?

Business, Journal

“Random” Acts of Kindness

I was going for a walk around my neighbourhood today. A pretty typical thing to do especially when you work at the computer. I needed to move the bones around and get the blood flowing. I was less on my phone and more present with my surroundings when I noticed the gate and the car.… Continue reading “Random” Acts of Kindness

Business, Humour, Journal

Judgment detoxification

Folks, I think it's high time we stop it. We need to stop this foolishness. Judgment. Why are we judging each other constantly? Why am I judging myself constantly? When I know - and I know it deep down - that I am doing the best that I can every day. Yet I'm requiring more,… Continue reading Judgment detoxification

Business

I am well. I am here. I’m willing to help if needed. YOU need only ask.

It is time to write to you again. If I have remained silent in the last while it is because the turbulence of things got to me too. I have made it through my own small storm to settle in the peace on the other side. And that peace is acceptance of what is. And… Continue reading I am well. I am here. I’m willing to help if needed. YOU need only ask.

Business, Travel

In Praise of Mini-Retirements & How YOU can go on one too

I first read about this idea of mini-retirements in Tim Ferris' book called the 4-hour work week. The idea stuck and I've been taking breaks between work contracts to travel and volunteer ever since. I for one do not want to wait until I'm 65 to enjoy discovering different activities and parts of the world… Continue reading In Praise of Mini-Retirements & How YOU can go on one too

Business

A major cause of work stress…and it’s not what you think

Mental stress is defined as how events in one's external or internal environment are perceived, resulting in the psychological experience of distress and anxiety (source). The question of perception and of our personal capacity to adapt and to welcome uncomfortable events and feelings means that different people can react to the same external or internal… Continue reading A major cause of work stress…and it’s not what you think

Haiti, Third Culture Kid, Travel

I went looking for purpose… but did I find it ? (part 1)

So, here we go. I'm attempting it. A three part blog post on looking for purpose. Here's the topic for part 1: "suffering is a universal, human condition. Its forms and depth vary." I will now explain what I mean. It's 2014, and I'm living and working in the Caribbean. It's November, and it's hot.… Continue reading I went looking for purpose… but did I find it ? (part 1)