I never thought I would forget what it means to Be Human. I never imagined craving a warm smile from a stranger, or sharing
Don't get me wrong. I am so grateful for the huge sacrifices my parents made to give me the life and opportunities I have today. Leaving their family, their home, their comfort zone to come here is an incredibly difficult thing. It's a sacrifice that I can't ever fully thank them for.
We all have hills to climb.  Those obstacles we neither asked for, nor desired. But they are present and we must engage them
So embrace the intermission as best you can. Use it. Know that the new act will begin. Get yourself ready.
So in the name of research I challenged myself this week to just spend 5 minutes each day 'just noticing' and this is what I have learnt.
Stay with me... this is a bit more complex than it might sound at first. There will be all kinds of times when you need to
A recent work trip found me networking with two women I hadn't met before. It didn't take long before I noticed a pattern pop up. Let's see if you catch it.
You can cultivate powerful internal resources such as acceptance, curiosity, gratitude, compassion, and courage. We can do this everyday -- in the morning, in the evening, and several times during the day. Over time, living consciously and working effectively with discomfort becomes our new habit.