The Essence of Real Leadership

Humility is a virtue and personally I define a good leader by this trait. Humble leaders make the most effective leaders however it seems that the art of humility is overlooked in leadership programs nowadays. Humility consists of an awareness on how one views himself/herself, selfless teaching to others, and affirming his/her people’s strengths. These are three powerful traits of…

The Broken Heart Syndrome and Getting Over It

You get your heart broken then you either start to become bitter or better. Situation familiar? That’s the broken heart syndrome. You see love is a complex situation to be in, at the same time that it can either be the best thing that ever happened to you or the worst for those who have been badly hurt. Many times…

On Second Chances

What exactly does it really mean when you give another a second chance? When are second chances applicable? If you find yourself asking this question in your past relationship, then the chances that you two have dealt with tremendous challenges are likely. Most especially if one got hurt more. However what happens if you still care about the other and…

When Doctors,Nurses Get Negative Feedback on Social Media

In this age where social media holds much power and seems like online reviews are more feared than welcomed I think it’s about time that we adapt a culture of learning to listen and respond appropriately to these feedback. As aptly said by a good colleague and friend, Dr. Rasu Shrestha – “Handling negative feedback is part and parcel of today’s…

How To Communicate Effectively

One of the most difficult things to do is clearly communicate how we feel, what we need or even speak up in the first place. Here’s where ‘’communication-is-all-about-the-heart” clause matters. We all, at some point in our lives would find ourselves wanting to connect and be understood. We all can benefit from proper communication, when we improve our communication we…

When Expectations Become Unhealthy

Everybody has expectations and that’s fine, but when do these expectations begin its pressure on you luring you into entering a path towards anxiety, stress and eventually depression – self-destructive in other words. The greatest source of disappointment is expectations. I got to write about expectations on a recent blog post but it seems that it’s a recurrent root cause…

6 Things You Should Walk Away From

Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth. Putting up with some stuff is a part of life but how far can one go? Sometimes we find ourselves putting up with more than we should, tolerate more than we should and before we know it we become victims in the end. Throughout all these years I…

Finding Yourself

If you have seen the movie Finding Dory it’ll touch you to the very core of your being. No exaggeration here but the plot seems simple but the message is deep. We all have had our moments just like Dory – lost, scampering to find one’s self, that feeling of being incomplete, totally at a loss. Even the most goal-oriented…

A Mentor Named Negativity

Who would have ever thought that negativity can carry on a “good” effect eventually? In my past blog entries I’ve always written about staying away from negativity, well it remains to be true but on the other hand I’d like to dig deeper into the lessons it has taught me instead of evading it. It’s seeing it through another lens…

New Beginnings

Listen to the sound and read on… Visualize a whiteboard filled with writings which you want to erase and write something new, that’s how beginning over again is figuratively but how about a chapter in your life? Restarting one entails closing the past and deciding on breaking free from the baggage that seems to be holding you back from moving…