Just today, I read about Trump reassigning a senior adviser because he disagreed with him. He did a press conference a few days ago which attacked media for the proliferation of “fake news” or news which disagrees with his own information (valid or not). Now, before I ignite any stir, let me state that I… Continue reading Does your leadership style need an upgrade?
An employee’s departure from work comes in different ways. Regardless of reasons for exit, variables such as company culture, personalities, seasons and exit timing may affect the manner by which an exit plays out. I’m reflecting on the final days at work as I had retired with months to spare. I’m also thinking back on… Continue reading Surviving an Employee’s Last Days
Even the bravest, most independent and accomplished single female I know still gets affected by the Hallmark spectacle that is Valentine’s Day. In the five years of my stubborn single-hood, I played with multiple approaches to survive this dreadful day. These include but are not limited to the following: mocking it, denying it, defying it… Continue reading Dear Single Girls on Valentine’s
Any thinking and feeling person has been through a Be Nice or Be Mean dilemma. The good news is that this is not a dichotomy. We can choose one of the following: (1) be nice, (2) be mean, or (3) avoid making any response. My issue with the last option is that it is not… Continue reading The Tough Job of Being Nice
I write this while my fitness ball stares at me. Earlier, I was working out at home to burn calories and get to work on the body I want. Let me repeat that: the body I want. My husband would tell me, almost repeatedly to my selectively-deaf ears: there’s nothing wrong with my body and… Continue reading Confessions of a Body Shamer
Anyone with a spirit of adventure and love for the outdoors will take a chance to climb a mountain. I've climbed about 13 mountains, and I want to climb a hundred more. The "high" is addictive. Standing on one summit makes me seek out another. I'm sure this feeling is shared by thousands of hikers and climbers anywhere.… Continue reading 3 Mountains in a Day
Yes, I'm "retiring" at the age of 33. After working nonstop since 2005 with a career that spanned real estate, telecommunications, retail, beauty and finance industries within the country's top corporations, I am taking a halt to move with my husband in our new adventure at the Middle East. Two months ago, I applied for an early… Continue reading 11 Things I’ll Do After Quitting My Job