A Year in Review

Last year was an exceptionally challenging year around the world. A deadly contagion spread fear across borders. One airline was hit by two disasters that left hundreds dead and missing—including one tragedy that remains a mystery.

Season’s Greetings

Do you find yourself feeling stressed by the approach of the holiday season, wondering what happened to the celebration of happiness. It appears to have become an endless spending spree.

Coaching4Success 16th Anniversary

Summer often is the perfect time to reflect and reconnect with friends and family. After a busy, jam packed spring for business and social activities, I was looking forward to recharge my emotional and intellectual batteries, meeting good friends and catching up on my reading list.

Have you made your September 1st resolutions?

While visiting the United States at the beginning of May, I was invited to attend a meeting of Women Entrepreneurs. To my surprise, each participant attending the meeting was asked to share one or more summer goals as well as the strategies they would use to achieve them.

Happy New Year: The Year of the Horse

In Chinese astrology, the Year of the Horse commences on January 31st 2014. One of the many legends around the Chinese Lunar New Year proclaims that Buddha asked all the animals in the universe to meet him on Chinese New Year.

Can You Read People’s Emotions?

Are you tuned in to the emotions of others? Or have you been accused of being insensitive?

Happy Self-Improvement Season

Welcome to the Fall Season! I hope that after the summer break you felt fully energized and ready to complete your 2013 goals.

Rotary International Convention in Lisbon

On June 23rd, I joined 25,000 other members at the 104th Annual Rotary International Convention. During four amazing days, I attended several morning sessions that highlighted the extraordinary results achieved by the more than 1.2 million Rotarians around the world.

State of Emergency

For those of us who have the privilege of living in Prague, the state of emergency declared at the beginning of June has affected us all, if not on a material level, undoubtedly on an emotional level.

How likable are you?

A recent study done in the United States by Accenture reported a troublesome fact, 31% of employees don’t like their boss and even in a climate of business uncertainty, many people leave their positions because of their boss.

Happy Seasonal Change

Sometimes, life changes force us to let go of the familiar and, instead, face future challenges and feelings of vulnerability. Although some transitions are as natural and as quick as the changing seasons, others take longer to come to fruition.

The Year of the Water Snake

On February 10th 2013, millions of people celebrated the Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year, the most important annual holiday in much of Asia. According to Chinese astrology, this year will be the year of the Snake, taking over from the dragon of 2012.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2013

The key to life is to be a jolly, happy soul! Wishing you a Jolly and Peaceful 2013.

The End of World

The holidays are a good time to look back on all the good things that happened in the year coming to an end; and a time to make plans for the New Year ahead. Except that, according to the Mayan calendar, this year there is no need to make plans for the year ahead!

Happy Seasonal Changes

It’s barely the beginning of November, and just when we thought fall was is in full swing, with its variation of sunny and grayish days, we got a little white notice that winter is on the way. Each seasonal change reminds me of the impermanence of life.

Your Mind Shapes Your Destiny

While I was admiring the amazing prowess of the Olympics athletes this summer, I couldn’t help thinking that the physical differences among them were minimal and that, more than anything, the major differentiating factor was in their minds and how they were using them.