How to make good decisions

There are many different approaches to answer this question. I am not going to cover how to make decisions because at the end of the day, it is up to you, but I will talk about how good and bad decisions look like to guide you towards something that is right for you Characteristics of…

How to Become More Confident

I used to have this problem – not being confident. In fact, I did not acknowledge that I was not confident but if there was a challenging situation, whether involving talking to a new person, introducing myself, presenting something at work or even speaking up – I would try to avoid it. And, if I…

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…

Fighting Fears: Fear of Not Being Liked

One of the common fears that many of us share is the fear of not being liked. It is often irrational, not based on any signs/factors, or sometimes it is coming from one bad experience that we had few years or even decades ago.  Maybe you were not liked by peers during your childhood, and…

Achieving Life Balance

I have always known that having a balance in life is a healthy and efficient way of living and that it may lead to greater happiness. What I did not know that the balance is not just about physical balance, or balance between work and home – it is also about the emotional and spiritual balance….

Few reasons to enjoy the fall season

When I was small I used to resent the fall season – I grew tired of it after the first week of school. However, as I got older I learned to enjoy it and now I am actually looking forward for autumn to begin. Below are some ways to enjoy the fall season: Getting &…

How to Start a New Life – 10 Steps Stolen from Strategic Planning

When I started working in the strategy branch, being interested in self-development and leadership, I was surprised to learn how similar the steps are between strategic planning in government and steps one may take to improve his/her life. Many books on self-improvement captured strategies that sounded very similar to the ones I applied at work….

5 things I learned in Paris

I was dreaming about going to Paris since I was 9. At 15, my good friend went to Paris and sent me a card with an Eiffel Tower that I kept for a while, dreaming that one day I will go there too. At 24, we were planning to go to Paris for our honeymoon…

Christmas Competition or How I Learned Not to Chase Happiness

Today’s Western culture and especially marketing strategies often make us believe that there is a connection between things, which is not necessary true. They make us believe, for instance, that there is a connection between dressing fancy and being successful in our careers or dressing fancy and being successful in our relationships (so that they…

The Power of Vision Boards

Why does it seem that some people live in a dream, while others have no idea what they want in life? Did you ever notice, at a party, how one friend would go on about her aspirations, her current success and some goals for the next year, while another friend would always respond with “same…