The year I lost my dad, my life changed.

The year I lost my dad, my life changed.

I hit unimaginable rock-bottom. We had always had a deep connection and although I never got to tell him, it was his admirable strength, that fueled me to accomplish all that I had that far. And now… it was gone. Just like that. You see, the thing about experiencing...
Who else is an [over] achiever?

Who else is an [over] achiever?

Who else is an [over] achiever? When I was younger, I would easily pour 12+ hours of my day into working because I believed, as the internet says, that “the grind doesn’t stop.” When mismanaged, though, all that does is lead to burnout, unhealthy levels of stress, and...
Does Winter Get on Your Nerves?

Does Winter Get on Your Nerves?

This whole “getting dark hours” thing has me a little thrown off! Anyone else? I wake up when it’s dark…I’m still working when the sun sets… it feels like I should be going to bed at 6:30 pm… As winter continues, and the cold weather starts to set in the brain,...
How long are you going to wait?

How long are you going to wait?

Many years ago, I lived in a very different world. I was attending University in Moscow, living life in a big city where the main things that mattered were financial status and what you looked like. I felt like I was living a double life. Secretly, I was longing to go...
Are you taking it for granted?

Are you taking it for granted?

Sometimes looking at the perfect lives of others on social media may make us feel “positively jealous.” Like you wish you could be in the sunny weather when it’s raining outside of your window. But do you fully take advantage of what you already have, or do you take...
Top 3 Effective Stress Busters During Times of Uncertainty

Top 3 Effective Stress Busters During Times of Uncertainty

Has it been stressful before? Yes, but not like this. Supermarkets are empty, businesses are closing, and everyone is afraid to get sick – globally. We are amidst multidimensional challenges on personal, business, and family levels all at once, and no one knows...
10 Mindful Tips for Restful Sleep

10 Mindful Tips for Restful Sleep

(Excerpt from my best-selling book “NEXT LEVEL YOU”, available on Amazon) As busy professionals, sometimes we tend to neglect the basics of our human body. Sleep is one of the things we cut down when on deadline, stressed, and overwhelmed. Or we...
Mindfulness Bridges Generations

Mindfulness Bridges Generations

This is the first time in history when five different generations, from Baby Boomers to Gen Z, are part of the same workforce. As exciting as it may sound, human resource professionals are facing new challenges on how to unite and engage such a diverse employee base...
Using Traffic To Improve Performance

Using Traffic To Improve Performance

Practicing mindfulness is only of value if we can apply it to the daily life. How about traffic? Having an unpleasant commute can be a spoiler to a productive day at work or an important meeting. How many times did you leave home in a perfectly joyful mood and by the...
Shed Sunlight On Overwhelmed

Shed Sunlight On Overwhelmed

Feeling overwhelmed is an epidemic. The solutions in our reach, like coffee and cigarettes, affect our health and long-term well-being. My dog taught me a simple, efficient and quick remedy. I recently moved to a house. My previous condo had no direct sunshine. The...