Some time ago my son inspired me to write a post I called “The Boy with the Biggest Smile in the Room”. He had just endured a major health challenge and had not only powered through it but had done it with such grace. And although almost two years have passed he hasn’t changed a bit (except when he’s possessed by the “terrible twos”!). He constantly reminds me of the magic in our sense of wonder and how our willingness to “dance” through life is what makes our time in this world worthwhile.Continue Reading
The lens through which we view the world determines our reality. It’s all a matter of perspective.
I’m sure this is not a new concept to you. It sure isn’t to me. And despite that, I easily forget, more often than not. Every now and then I get wrapped up in my idea of what “should be” that I fail to see things the way they are.Continue Reading
What is your calling? What is your purpose in life? What did you come to this world to do?
If you’re a passionate and introspective soul like me, you’ve probably asked yourself these questions before. More and more everyday we read about how we should find our purpose and pursue it throughout our lives in order to find meaning and contentment. There are even scientific studies that show that people who view their work as a calling rather than just a career or a job have a higher life and work satisfaction. So what exactly is this calling or purpose?Continue Reading
Growing up I didn’t know much about spirituality. All I knew about was religion, which required following a certain dogma that contradicted my rational mind. The idea of having to strictly adopt a predefined belief system above all others was beyond me. Especially when I didn’t share many of the rules that were a part of it. So I decided to give up on religion a long time ago. And with it, I gave up on spirituality.Continue Reading
I was driving in my car this morning when a well-known Italian singer, Eros Ramazzotti, came on the radio. I was immediately transported to a different time and space just by listening to his voice. I was reminded of my life, six or seven years ago, when I went through an existential crisis that forced me to engage in a quest for wholeness. Because mostly everything about my life back then just felt wrong. Internally and externally. Personally, professionally, and even geographically. I felt trapped in a “place” I was not happy with and I was determined to get out of it.Continue Reading