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…

6 Ways to Get Your Life Back on Track

There are times when all of us feel down, confused or depressed about what to do next with our lives or even how to solve problems or escape situations we find ourselves in. However, there are many ways out and many approaches you can take to move forward, regardless of your current situation. What is…

When it is time to deal with stress

Almost everyone I talk to recently feels stressed. I get it – busy life, ongoing changes at work, politics, unstable weather, financial troubles, relationship issues. Being stressed becomes a new normal. However, it does not have to be. There are some warning signs when it is time to park everything else you’ve been doing and…

Fine Living

I was watching Unpacking Italy lately. For those who do not know, it is a TV-show about two older gentleman travelling through Italy to discover Italy’s secrets – one of them is historian and another is a chef. They focus on the history and art as well as Italy’s fine cuisine.  One thing that I…

Keep Your Inner Light On

Sometimes you will notice them right away, and sometimes it takes time to spot this person. They look different. They always look calm and confident, maybe not too confident but definitely hopeful. These people preserve the hope for a better future within themselves. They still believe that people are good, and that every challenges is…

Enjoying Life 101: Switch from Observing to Participating

Some people are good at telling stories and I love to listen to them. Some stories are about vacation, the incredible places they visited and exciting things that they’ve seen or done. Once, while listening to one of these stories, I heard something weird. It goes like this – the story teller was in Italy,…

Mindset of a Winner or 30+ Thoughts That Make You Stronger

Mindset is what distinguishes successful people from people who are not happy with their life. Successful people think differently. They rarely find themselves confused or lost in their life for a long time. In fact, anyone can adopt a mindset of a winner by learning to think differently. It is important to have the right kind…

How to make better decisions

How many good relationships could be saved, how many bad relationships could be avoided, how many mistakes could be prevented if we did only one thing, and one thing only – if we communicated instead of assuming things. Every bad decision that was made was made because we assumed certain things to be true without…

When we are lost and when we are found

I don’t know a person who wouldn’t experience both highs and lows in their life. There are times when we wake up excited about what a new day will bring, there are times when we wake up preoccupied with things we need to cross off to-do list, and there are times when we don’t want…

8 Creative Ways for Beating Anxiety or Building Your Resilience

Fear causes anxiety. Fear of unknown, fear of change, fear of negative outcome, fear of upcoming test of your relationships (e.g. serious conversation) or fear of a test that evaluates your skills or performance. There are so many sources of stress in life. There were many times in life when I thought I wouldn’t make…