A few weeks ago, my husband and I flew from Managua, Nicaragua to Bogota, Colombia. Our plan was to stay overnight in Bogota and make our way to Manizales the next day. We would first fly to Pereira with Viva Colombia (no direct flights to Manizales) and take a bus to Manizales.
As we made our way to the gate to board the plane in Bogota, something very out of the ordinary happened.
All the passengers were given a series of plastified colored and numbered cards. This divided us into groups of 20 people. Each group was called to board a shuttle which took us to another gate. Once we got there, we were told the original flight had been cancelled and replaced by five propeller planes with a capacity of carrying only 20 passengers each. We would board on one of these planes according to the color and number we were given. Continue reading
Saying goodbye can be tough. Especially, when you’re left with joyful, loving memories. So, in the words of Dr. Seuss, I won’t be sad to have left Nicaragua, I’m just so happy and blessed to have known such a wonderful, good spirited country and people.
As I mentioned in a previous post, when I first arrived Continue reading
As I’m writing to you, I’m trying to find just the right words to express my gratitude to you. You know, there are no true profound words that can describe Continue reading
Two weeks ago, I set foot in a country I knew very little about. My husband’s friend Hamid, who moved to Nicaragua four years ago, told us about the mountains, the climate and that he lived in a modest neighborhood. It all sounded so amazing. So, when he invited us to visit him, Continue reading
“I prepared and practiced for a job interview for months. How could this have happened?”
It was through tears that one of my clients told me about her very first job interview ever. She had been with the same company for 22 years and made her way to the top without ever going through an interview. About a year ago, the company went through a downsizing and she was let go. At 44 years old, she found herself starting over Continue reading
On April 25, 2015, when the Nepal earthquake hit, it triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest while Sara Safari was climbing the 30feet ice wall. Although she trained for two years learning everything she needed to know, she was not prepared for such a devastation killing nearly 10,000 people.
In this interview, Sara shares the many struggles, tortures and fears she faced throughout her journey leading up to that day. She talks about her decision to pursue climbing Mount Everest after having given up Continue reading
Every summer, the city of Gatineau in the province of Quebec, presents ‘Le Festival Montgolfières’ (The Hot-Air Balloon Festival). It’s a spectacular, breathtaking view as hundreds of balloons rise and Continue reading
During our last coaching session, one of my clients expressed deep concern over her mom’s loss of appetite after her surgery. “No matter what I cook for her, she takes a bite, complains that everything tastes the same and says she’s not hungry. I’m really worried about her.”
So, A few of days ago, I called to ask about her mom’s recovery. Continue reading
I recently ran into an old friend which I hadn’t seen in years. He just seemed to disappear and disconnect from everyone and we lost touch. At the time, I didn’t make much of it. The thing I remember most about him is that he was constantly working Continue reading
Last weekend my family and I got together to prepare and enjoy an afternoon meal at my mom’s. All of a sudden, my mom dropped what she was doing, ran over to my niece, who was peeling potatoes, and yelled, “What are you doing? Continue reading