In January 2010 there was a major earthquake that had a devastating effect in Haiti. Numerous groups were sent out to aid this tiny place in the island of Hispaniola. I had the opportunity to be part of one of these groups because of my language and medical skills. I did not realize the lessons I would take away from going on this humanitarian trip. I felt I got more out of it than I gave. There were a few random things I learned while I was there. I share them in this website because it was these random things that lead to a systematic journey to clarify myself, my life, and my purpose (which includes my career).
“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” –Lao Tzu
This week I received a message on Facebook from my sister. When I opened it, she had included this award winning video from Thailand, “Giving is the best communication.” I was moved beyond words. This is the way I would like to live my life. The way, I hope, everyone would love to aim to be. (more…)
A couple of months ago, my husband told me about a podcast he had listened to. It was a podcast about silly disagreements people had that they would bring to discuss with the host. In this specific episode, a man was upset with a woman because, although he had known her for five years, she did not see him as a friend. Years ago she had developed a friendship chart. (more…)
One day I went into an interview as prepared as someone could be. I had studied up on the company, I had gone over the qualifications the company had listed on the application, and had looked up what others in the position were doing. Then I had composed a list of questions that I had and a list of all the ways I could contribute to the position (based on all the research that I had performed and my own experience). Everything was in my favor, as far as I was concerned. And there was the added bonus that I had always been offered every job I had ever interviewed for. I felt pretty good. (more…)
2013 was a failure for me, as far as accomplishment goes and the way I felt about myself. That year I had read an article that said making New year’s resolution was a bad idea. I thought it was interesting so I tried it.
Total failure. (more…)