To the girl who is unsmiling, assertive and knowledgeable, but called a bitch for it. To the girl who is judged for wearing too much makeup, and the girl that is told she needs to look more “like a girl.” To the girl who dares to work hard in “a man’s world” and has to… Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day
Today, my heart was beating fast from fear. I could feel my hands get colder and my insides contract. It’s akin to the fear that I’m doing something wrong and I’ll very soon pay for it. What’s this fear? Let me name it here: I am troubled by my seeming lack of goals. My goals… Continue reading A State of Restlessness
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
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
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