My Random Things-Part Five-Meeting New People

Sometimes we say that we are going to an event and then we change our minds in the last minute. We sometimes change our course because we don’t know anyone there. And, sometimes we decide to not go simply because we are too tired, or not in the mood, or as I said in my…

My Random Things-Part Four-Breaking the Greatest Fear

Be it the fear of death, the fear of failure, or the fear of public speaking, I have come to believe that these are all different versions of one original fear and that is our fear of looking or sounding stupid. We fear dyeing because we don’t want to leave this world as average people…

My Random Things-Part 3- My Artistic Adventure

I have always been someone who wanted to learn to make art, but the only semi artistic thing I have done those past years was to color in adult coloring books. If you consider the posters I make on Canva using ready-made templates as art, I do those too.  So, when I saw an event…

My Random Things Part Two – Searching the Power of Speech

Being a Toastmaster for many years, I have come to believe in the power of Public Speaking.  I do believe that words have an impact on us. Why else world initiatives like TED Talks alongside other speaking engagements gain popularity. People, in my opinion, are wired to enjoy hearing other people share their experiences through…

Is It Necessary?

All my life I was and I always will be an advocate of people taking initiative, feeling empowered, and showing leadership, but what happens when this empowerment becomes an abuse of power or a means to be dare I say the words Bitchy, brutal, or mean? The other day, I entered a busy cafe in…

The Myth of Productivity

All our lives, we have been taught that we need to do something useful with every minute of our day. As kids, we were taught to get home from school, eat, do our homework, and then play a bit before bedtime. A six-hour school day may have one break of 30 to 45 minutes, or…

My Boundaries

On one of the many Facebook groups I follow, the group admin was asking the group members to state what their boundaries were. I thought about my response to that question and then it hit me that my one boundary in life is letting others affect my mood with negativity. Sure, I do understand that…

Our Words, Our Relevance

Today, I discovered or at least I remembered how much I love to talk to an audience. I find beauty in sharing information of value. To me, it is an empowering feeling when you are either presenting an idea, a product, a service, or you are even telling the world a personal story that your…

The Cutoff Point

I wonder if by the age of 40 we could really possibly have our entire lives mapped out before us. I personally don’t think it is possible, because believing so simply means that the things we learn in the one year before that point or the years following that point are useless.  However, society wants…

Homebound

For the last month, I had been at home recovering from a surgery. I have been stewing in my own laziness, so to speak. Sure, the time I have been off work was beyond my control, but let’s face it, we can easily get used to the laid back lifestyle. From someone who used to…

The Power of Perspectives

Let’s face it, most of us like the drama. We like to discuss our problems, to talk about our hardships, and to make it sound like we are always fighting some battle of some kind. We love it because it gives us the spotlight, it gives us attention, and it makes people stop and  ask…

Hard Shells (Fiction)

Layla signed the divorce papers, and with that the judge officially announced her divorced from her husband of three years. At first, a sense of relief overcame her, as this announcement marked the end of a long saga of verbal abuse and repetitive infidelity. Although the marriage had ended on this particular spring day in…