Monday, May 23, 2011


With all that's going on around the world, it's hard to ignore and sometimes difficult to comprehend. During these times it's important to take a step back, reflect on our lives and reclaim our sense of purpose and direction.
Life and time are precious, therefore it's essential to love, comfort and forgive each other. With peace in your heart, stand still in faith and believe always.

Carpe Diem!

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
 Desiderata by Max Ehrmann

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day is every day!

I am blessed with two amazing mothers (biological & auntie) and grateful they are in my life and have always been there for me no matter what. Different but still the same, no disappointment no pain.
I’m sure, just like me, you can appreciate and have experienced from your parent/guardian unconditional love, kindness, forgiveness, compassion, understanding and authenticity.

There is a bond that cannot be broken, a treasure that no one else can find, and a life that is cherished. They are my angels here on earth. Over the years, I have observed their many qualities which continues to stand the test of time. I have learned to take them with me in and around the world (prayer, wisdom, strength, hard work, empathy, perseverance, compassion, and helping others).

So mom's, this is for you:

M- Miss you daily
O- Open arms
T- Thank you for life
H- Happy you're here
E- Ever grateful
R- Respect you always

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Career Aspirations

There is light at the end of the tunnel.

Does it wrestle with your heart when you know someone who has so much potential but just can't seem to catch a break? What about yourself? Are the stars aligning in your favor? If not, what are you doing about it?

It's not easy when you've made great effort, but things are taking their time. At times, doubts can also creep in. You begin to question yourself, the process, the barriers, and the decision-makers involved. It is true that sometimes hiring organizations can overlook passionate and ambitious individuals simply because they lack in a specific area. Sometimes such organizations should make an effort to give people a chance to prove themselves, that's what taking risks is all about. That's how we grow and transform as companies. But it is a lot easier to work on ourselves and make changes in ourselves, than to change companies and organizations.

So if you are someone in need of that chance, don't let the doubts hold you back. Get back into the game, make some changes, acquire new skills or experiences, and wait for the results.

  • Know that you are a work in progress. 
  • Be diligent, be prepared, get the support and guidance you need.
  • Live with patience knowing that it will get better. 
  • Stay positive and keep moving forward.
What are your suggestions to someone who is having a tough time overcoming a challenge(s)?