Good Feelings in Action. Or how to Go from Frightened to Delighted in Two Evenings and One Night.

As a self-published author, I keep an eye on several newsletters from fellow self-published authors or various people in the industry. Alinka Rutkowska is one of those people. I’ve known her for a few years now, ever since she was proudly writing about her success in the kids books business. Since then, she has expanded … More Good Feelings in Action. Or how to Go from Frightened to Delighted in Two Evenings and One Night.

Three Things You Learned in Kindergarten that Will Help You Manage Your Moods

Kindergarten is a fun time in the life of a kid. The pressures of school are not there yet. The teachers are nice. They still speak to you on that soft tone of voice – an upgrade from baby-talk. There are lots of toys. The activities are not always mandatory and homework is just a … More Three Things You Learned in Kindergarten that Will Help You Manage Your Moods

The Magic of “Ordinary” Days: Look for Beauty Every Day.

When I first started this blog, I posted this picture that resonated with a lot of people. (It lists my old site that became a casualty of the very tumultuous last year. But I’m preparing another one, that inspires me even more.) I shared my belief that the “ordinary” world is not really ordinary at … More The Magic of “Ordinary” Days: Look for Beauty Every Day.

Contracted or Relaxed? Stifled or Expanding? Stagnant or Growing?

I worked with children for years. Now that I have two of my own, I can say with even more conviction the following thing: we come into the world fully open, ready to expand and grow. I have memories of being that way myself. Sometimes I look at my baby girl and marvel at the … More Contracted or Relaxed? Stifled or Expanding? Stagnant or Growing?

Deep Relaxation: 2 Steps, 5 Body Parts, One Quick Exercise for Stress Relief

Is it hard for you to relax? I know… for me too… and for millions of people suffering from all manners of stress and tension. It is really difficult, it seems, to walk around with my body in a relaxed state, muscles lean and smooth, stomach not sucked in. Most days, when I take the … More Deep Relaxation: 2 Steps, 5 Body Parts, One Quick Exercise for Stress Relief

Quora Question: How should I gain my self esteem back?

Quora.com Question: How should I gain my self esteem back? Last 2 months I got rejection every scholarship and job which I applied and I kinda feel loser and it kinda leads to depression. Before that, I had a wonderful year which I won two scholarships and felt very confident but suddenly things didn’t work … More Quora Question: How should I gain my self esteem back?

Tender loving self-care – or how to keep your own fur glossy

A few years ago I was walking downtown Bucharest with a colleague from the private school where we were both teaching English as a Second Language. We were taking in the sites and, because it was a very hot summer afternoon, we chose the terrace of a small bistro to sit and have a cool … More Tender loving self-care – or how to keep your own fur glossy