In the past few weeks, this is the story I have shared with all the locals I met in Peru in response to their question, “What was your plan or ‘secret trick’ to avoid failure in making a major leap in your life?”
“Please, God, help me get through this!”
“Please, give me the strength to stay above the water and swim back to shore.” Continue reading
Sometimes the mirror shows us parts of ourselves that we are unwilling to accept. Ron tells about his realization to self awareness when he saw the person behind the face staring back at him.
I slammed my fist on the front desk to get the receptionist’s attention, “this is the second night my girlfriend and I do not get any sleep! This situation is totally unacceptable! They stay up all night, screaming, and making noise. Will you do something about it?”
“Sir, you have the choice to go to another hostel, you can leave whenever you like.”
His eyes were bloodshot red from lack of sleep Continue reading
Eliana is the mom of two children both with Down syndrome. She is a public relations professional, a family resource specialist, a published author as well as a well known international bilingual blogger. Writing in English and Spanish to raise awareness about Down syndrome and acting as an advocate on behalf of parents raising children with special needs.
From not wanting to accept her reality, Eliana talks about how raising two kids with Down syndrome Continue reading
Yes, I lived in Medellin, Colombia for 5 months and I’m still ALIVE!
We have all heard and read the horrible things that took place in Colombia back in the 80’s and 90’s. Although Colombia has drastically changed in the past decade, it’s hard to get past those images.
Since I’ve been back home, telling people that I lived in Colombia leaves Continue reading
I have stayed in many hostels traveling across Europe and South America. Ventana Sur in Santiago is by far, the best hostel I have stayed in. It was recommended to me by a friend. “You will love it,” he said, “I can’t explain it, it is an experience!”
Why is Hostel Ventana Sur booked on average at 90% all year round? Why does Ivan, the owner receive calls from other hostels in Santiago asking him to send them people when he is booked? Continue reading
So, why start by focusing on our strengths rather than our weaknesses? In the words of Albert Einstein:
Everyone is a genius, but, if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid!
In all my years of experience working with individuals, the single most important thing in creating success was Continue reading
The last post featured a woman’s life lessons learned during the time she spent beside her dying husband’s side. You might prefer to start reading about why Rita was faced to make a life changing decision at 62 years old here.
It was suppose to be an easy decision to make. The construction of the first floor was completed. All I had to do was sell the house and make my way back to Germany. Why now was it so difficult for me to do this? Continue reading
Feeling regret and guilt from actions or words we’ve said that have hurt others is painful. Usually, we all have a chance to redeem ourselves with a sincere apology. What about the feeling of regret and guilt that comes from words we never got a chance to say to a loved one? It took Rita 62 years to realize the miracle of the present moment and finally wake to life. In this part of her story, she shares her experience and hopes to make us realize that we are all blessed with this miracle. Continue reading
Have you ever walked in a store, tried on a piece of clothing, decide to buy it, go to the checkout counter to pay for it and for some reason, the price is 10 times higher than you expected? What do you do at this point?
Maybe some of you are thinking, “How the hell can that happen? There’s a price tag on clothes.” I know, but apparently it happens more often than we think. Of course, it happened to me not too long. What was even more shocking was when I was told about the ‘common’ reaction the person purchasing the item has when this happens. Continue reading
Breast Cancer at 26 years old isn’t exactly what Katie Evans had planned. She decided that although she didn’t have a choice in having cancer, she did have a choice in her attitude and wasn’t about to let cancer take that away from her.
Today, she writes about her life as a ‘professional breast cancer ass-kicker’ with her blog ‘LovelyKatieLumps’
In this interview, Katie talks about her journey and the lessons breast cancer has taught her. Continue reading