How assumptions rob you from new friendships and a deeper connection.
The catch of assuming
Some of our assumptions seem logical. “No one wants to be stuck with a needle”, except the millions of people who willingly get acupuncture treatments and benefit from it big time. “Jane doesn’t like olives, she would never eat your home-made pasta sauce”, except that the taste of the olives are just a shadow in it and who knows, she might love it if she tried. When we assume something, we lose the chance to communicate and we automatically shut down connection. We are left behind, in a way. Here’s an example: (more…)
Do you measure progress at all? Or does it just creep up on you without any notice? Is there only stagnation, no progress? If you’re reading this, you’re probably already aware of the importance of continuous development in your life. Even though you and I know this, we are still vastly different when it comes to measuring progress. Some of us will track progress in apps with detailed analytics. Some of us will check in once a month, 6 months, a year. Some will journal regularly or irregularly. No matter which method you use, when you are becoming conscious about choices and start to make deliberate changes in your life, you will start tracking your progress. Even if it’s just in your head. (more…)
This is a story that spreads over years. It didn’t happen overnight. And it’s still going on. (more…)
One mom, waiting for her oldest to be out of school, said her youngest had a contagious disease. He wasn’t so sick that he couldn’t get out of bed, he didn’t look too ill, but he had the symptoms. She didn’t think he needed to stay home the next day, because “They don’t let you keep your kid at home, when they have this disease.” That’s when my blood started boiling. (more…)
This article was also published on Thrive Global.
We all get angry
It’s inevitable at one point or the other in our lives. While some people get angry only occasionally, for others it’s a daily, maybe even a multiple-times-a-day thing. (more…)
Getting a massage, having your hair done, buying a hand-crafted piece of chocolate. They are all considered to be examples of self-care. But what if I told you, that those are more of a reward, than actual self-care? (more…)