Friendships Take More Than Being Friends!

Friendships can last a life time or only a season. We click so quickly with some people and not so fast with some others.  Some friends are supporting and comforting while others make us uncomfortable and upset.  I should note that there is a difference between acquaintances and friends. Friends are those we connect to at a deeper level and we would like to have in our lives but acquaintances are those we respect and we talk to but we don’t share a deep level of connection. Read more

The Thought of Exams Can Be Stressful, But You Don’t Need to Fall For it!

As we know, when life gets tough and we are stressed, our body goes into “fight or flight” mode. This is the primitive and automatic response of our body to protect us from danger and threats to our survival.  When we are preparing for our next big exam or we are overwhelmed with the thought of being behind our work, we get that fight and flight process going in our mind and in our body and we all know how awful that feeling is! Read more

Goals= Plan+Action+Persistence or What?

We all have goals and dreams and we often talk about them.  Maybe we opt for a more quiet style and keep our desires to ourselves and just casually express them with a nostalgic tone.  We sometimes wonder why we can’t live the life of our dreams and relate it to bad luck or misfortune.  But honestly, why most of us are stuck and can’t make our desires a reality? Read more

Can We Manage Time or is Time Managing Us?

Time is the most precious commodity.  It is the the same for anyone disregard of age, gender, nationality, etc. We all have a deposit of 86,400 seconds a day and whether we used them or not, they will be gone by the end of the day. You can’t accumulate your seconds and minutes for the next day. And when they are gone, we can’t take them back. Read more

One thing that can change everything else: Self-image!

I was listening to a video on reprogramming the brain yesterday and came across a wonderful sentence: The mindset is what separates the best from the rest! I think it is fundamentally true.  Our mindset is everything. It is the key to our happiness, but also to our misery. Our mindset is what shapes our thoughts, our behavior, our actions and of course, our results! Read more

Set the MINDSET!

A couple of weeks ago, my younger daughter came to show me an article her teacher had discussed with them at school.  The article was about growth versus fixed mindset and their implication in education.  The comparison between these two different concepts showed how someone can change the mind patterns towards one that is capable of anything without limitations!  It was such an inspiring and life changing information and it taught both me and my daughter to remember this concept next time we think we are not good at doing something! Read more

The Journey Begins and Ends with Purpose

Purpose is what gives meaning to life and guarantees growth. It is the clear picture of how future should look like.  If we don’t know our purpose, we can’t design our life.

Knowing the purpose is especially very important for young people who need to put a lot of effort to develop habits that would direct them to right action. I have had many students who needed this clarity and vision in order to buy into their growth. Read more