First career, mini-retirement, second act

First career, mini-retirement, second act

I still find it difficult to reconcile the order of events in my life. I always believed my quest was to find that one career or type of job which would satisfy my needs for a lifetime. The pressure I

Why are you happy when I’m so sad?

Why are you happy when I’m so sad?

It is a trick of the brain when 2 people can be experiencing the same circumstances and one person enjoys themselves while the other does not. Or the same people can participate in a familiar activity and on one occasion

False Evidence Appearing Real

False Evidence Appearing Real

F = False E = Evidence A = Appearing R = Real It is a trick of the modern world for our brains to register so much fear. Reports often cite the problem to be a lack of adaptation in

You have a young face

You have a young face

Since I have let my hair go back into the wild state where it prefers to roam, I have been receiving a few compliments. Maybe the way each thick strand twists and turns, following a unique path somehow matches my

PMS is a bitch

PMS is a bitch

Why do I take some things so personally? A quick sentence typed out in an email, which is an opinion or a suggestion turns into a felt criticism. I look behind the actual words being used for intent. I read

Is yoga a profound experience?

Is yoga a profound experience?

I spent 4 days with an amazing group of people. Strangers to me when I walked into the room, friends when I left. We shared a profound experience. Something none of us had really expected. Even though there were veterans

The cure is in our wisdom

The cure is in our wisdom

What if we did not need anymore new drugs to be developed or any new medical treatments to be found? What if the key to a healthy life, was in our personal wisdom? Imagine being able to live another decade,

Be brave, it is going to be good

Be brave, it is going to be good

According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of: ‘brave’ is  having or showing mental or moral strength to face danger, fear, or difficulty : having or showing courage. Which leads me to ponder the definition of ‘courage’;  the mental or moral strength to venture,

The Jekyll and Hyde of my post corporate ride

The Jekyll and Hyde of my post corporate ride

After leaving the corporate world, the central question is, ‘am I different person in retirement?’ At least for the blog post I was reading, where various retirees were commenting about their experiences. Even a person who had not retired yet,

My heroine’s journey, a road less travelled

My heroine’s journey, a road less travelled

It is a long car ride from Kuta to Ubud. While the threat of a volcanic eruption at Mt. Agung has reportedly reduced the number of tourists in Bali, the traffic does not bear witness to the lost numbers. I