About Hope

It has been a long year and a long winter. What started as few weeks turned into months of waiting, waking up stressed, checking the news on an hourly basis and learning to decode COVID statistics. In other words, it has been hard. It got very easy not to care – when something bad happens…

What Does Self-Love Mean?

There is Valentine’s Day for everyone who has a special one in their lives, there is a Family Day a day later that has been recently recognized as a holiday in many countries. However, there is no day to celebrate our love for ourselves. I know, we supposed to care about others and that’s what…

Weekend Meal: Mushroom Penne Pasta

This is something that can be done under 30 minutes and tastes amazing! It is a penne pasta with portobello mushrooms and bacon in tomato four cheese sauce sprinkled with mozzarella cheese. You can switch it up, add more ingredients or change the kind of sauce you want to use, but this specific combination has…

Getting Energy Back

This year is starting rough. Let’s pretend I am ignorant and not following any news and updates and just hiding at home focusing on my own goals and development regardless of what’s going on outside. Even then it is really hard to stay positive or having energy to do things. People who also feel this…

Chocolate Mousse Desert

Looking for a quick Christmas desert that does not require baking, a lot of work or special ingredients? Look no further! *Drum roll* Meet the Chocolate Mousse! Yes, it is that good that it should be referred to only using capital letters. Light and rich at the same time, it will make any holiday night…

Best hot chocolate recipe

In the time of global pandemic, economic and environmental decline and also horrible November weather a simple cup of hot chocolate is the best way to put the crazy world on pause and enjoy a moment of joy. What you need for one cup: -one cup of milk -two-three table spoons of hot chocolate powder…

Why Baking Bread is Significant

Since COVID-19 hit, most of people in the world were literally forced to stay home for months. Soon social media was hit with one of the key trends of 2020 – baking bread at home. For months I was resistant to participate, first of all, because I am a terrible baker. My husband regularly asks…

How to Stop Dreaming and Start Doing

The answer to this is literally in the second half of the first sentence – just start doing. Where most of us get stuck is changing our daily habits and doing something new that may actually lead us to our goals or dreams. No, I will not focus on creating a new effective routine and…

How to Apply For Jobs and Get Results

Last summer I unexpectedly found myself with the strong need to find a new job. Luckily, I found a new job in two months, which is the shortest time frame for public sector jobs in project management/portfolio management sphere. Below are the steps I took and some lessons learned along the way. So what does…

How to be positive

Positivity is talked about a lot. Recently I was administering a survey for my team to see how they are coping with working from home for several months in light of the virus spread. One of the survey questions asked about stress management, and the most popular answer was “staying positive”. As great as it…