Job happiness and financial discipline

We can be hapy in our job, or we can work because we need money. The choice is ours. Job happiness and financial discipline are interconnected. More about it here, here, here, here, and here. Parkinson’s law Peter’s principle claims, an employee is promoted based on their success in previous jobs until they reach a level …

Create your own passions list

It is a good idea to write your bucket list. But what if you exhausted the ideas for your bucket list? Try building a passion list instead! I definitely think it beats bucket list: we have a very long life and die only once. The bucket list popularity People have regrets when they die. The …

Thank you note

This article is not going to be long. I wish you a happy new year, and I want to thank you for your support. Every time you write me a warm mail really matters.  We are not really building a business, but a community for people who want to be their best selves and make …

Self compassion will fuel your success

Quite often we push ourselves too hard. This increases the risks and reduces the joy. Possibly we can achieve better by showing ourselves more kindness. The self-compassionate approach is correlated with emotional stability and professional success. It enables us to deal with obsessions and cravings and focus on what really matters. More reading here, here, here, …

Building up your emotional capital

Is there such a thing as emotional capital? Like, can you collect certain experiences as a war chest and use them wisely? Can one apply an investment portfolio approach to one’s life experiences? Some say you can. And I want to explore the subject with you. You can also read here, here, and here. How …

Walking meditation and PAOs

Walking meditation is a great activity to deal with stress and feel closer to nature. We usually walk in the local park. As the itinerary is repetitive, we can make it more fun by placing PAO visualizations as we walk. Reviewing these PAO visualizations we may be reminded of the tasks we want to perform …

Eight underrated things to remember on the first school day

What are the most underrated tips for the first school day that can help both parents and kids? The tips are very simple, a product of experience. You might know them and yet I wish someone told me these tips years ago, TLDR 1. Communicate realistic expectations 2. Minimize logistics but provide backups 3. Extracurricular …

7 Ways to Restore Your Nervous System

Have you ever woken up in a panic and realized you slept through your alarm? Or maybe you completely forgot about an important deadline. High-stress moments like these trigger our fight-flight-freeze response, causing a release of adrenaline and hormones in our bodies. When you experience these moments often, your nervous system can easily become overloaded. …

The useful authentic self vs the real life

What is our unique offering? How can we be both ourselves and competitive in the modern environment? The key is authenticity, but a well-orchestrated one. Basically we develop a winning skillset and then own it. That’s a very human quality. More reading  here, here, here, and here. Why should we be authentic? Anna often tells …

The mechanics of mindfulness

How does mindfulness work? Do we even understand it? Are we using something we cannot actually formulate or test? Is there any science behind it? Do we know that mindfulness helps? More reading here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. New age placebo Many of our new-age buzzwords are placebos. Superfoods are approximately …