Recent Posts by Maria

Creating space for family

By Thursday, August 6, 2015 0 No tags Permalink

{source: link} As my uncle passed away this week, I spent some brief time with his family. His kids, my favorite cousins, and their mother, closest sister of my own mom. We were close when we were little, but somehow grew apart and shared only the occasional phone calls or a brief visit once per year. Somehow stressed by ...

HR = Human Relationships

By Tuesday, October 28, 2014 0 , Permalink

source: http://masteringlifeandhappiness.com/humanrelations.html   Reading Carl Rogers recently again after a few months an interesting idea came to mind: HR is normally understood as the corporate acronym for Human Resources. In fact, perhaps we should think of HR more as Human Relationships. During my experience as an HR professional, I kept believing that my work will be complete when I will ...

Self-actualization and lessons on becoming a Person

Many people tell me I'm calm, a good listener and quite well balanced (yeah, that helps with coaching). Sometimes I laugh and say "You have no idea." I've been doing therapy for one and a half year now. No, I'm not mentally disturbed and I don't have major issues (well, not more than most people out there). Personally, ...

Are we all asleep?

This is a post responding to Alis' thought-provoking post from last week, in which she challenged people who are "asleep" in their own lives, living mechanically, like Neo from the Matrix before taking the red pill. She said people who live consciously, breaking away from the nice warm beds of mundane lives, those are awake. That ...

Happy Monday!

By Monday, May 26, 2014 0 Permalink

The following story starts with something we're all familiar with - a Monday morning in which everything that can go wrong, does :( . However, it's not what it may seem at first glance. Keep reading... It was a sunny Monday morning and I decided to stop by a bakery to grab a coffee and a sandwich. ...

Career Planning for Young Graduates

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jul/04/unemployment-not-kids-problem   I recently took up two mentees from a student organization, and part of the Get To Know Each Other phase, we talked a lot about what they know and what they would like to know, about the "outside world", the corporate environment. We're talking about a reputed, large, well structured and well organized student ...

How To Get Quality Feedback After Your Job Interview

I'm excited to host another guest post! This is a post from Richard Munn of  www.how2become.com, a UK website specializing in tips for individuals targeting public sector careers. Thank you Richard for writing this article for LifeToolkit.net! As a former recruiter and of course also as a candidate,  I can relate to the experience of going to ...