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…

Holiday Traditions You Can Create For Yourself

While Christmas is the time of the year when the traditions of previous generations almost pushed on many of us, I say the traditions that should stay are the ones that make you and your family happy. Since I got married five years ago, I decided to create little traditions for myself and my family…

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 Secret to Being Present

Recently I started noticing that many people talk about presence – how important it is for a person to enjoy the present moment, to be present, to focus on “now” instead of tomorrow. Every magazine, book or article that I would open would point out that being present is as essential an ingredient to being…