Three years of writing. The journey continues…

Three years of writing. The journey continues…

June is reserved for celebrating yet another writing anniversary. This June it’s been three years since I published my very first article on LinkedIn (A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP). A great opportunity look back, reflect and share with you my experience from the past three years - my challenges, [...]

Celebrating one year of being a mother

Celebrating one year of being a mother

I still cannot believe that my daughter turned one this month. My journey as a mother began on May 2nd 2019 at 19:20 o’clock. It was a cloudy and rainy morning, followed by a beautiful sunset.  A little baby girl was born and my life hasn’t been the same since. The past twelve months have [...]

Lessons learned while being “locked” at home

Lessons learned while being “locked” at home

Today it’s been exactly 46 days since the corona virus lockdown has started in The Netherlands. These 46 days mark one of the most challenging periods in my life. In my previous article on this topic “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” I touch upon the challenges of two full time working parents taking [...]

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade

It’s unbelievable that the world as we know it has changed drastically in less than a month. How many of you remember a period when schools, cafes, restaurants and hotels have closed doors for an indefinite period of time? All major sport events and tournaments, including the Olympic games in Tokyo, have been canceled or [...]

A meaningful activity a day keeps the burnout away

A meaningful activity a day  keeps the burnout away

This month’s theme was inspired by an interesting article* that argues that working less might not be the most useful advice when it comes to avoiding and/or recovering from a burnout. Finding meaning in what you do is another important factor in the equation that would keep you away from a burnout. Since no one [...]

Why is it important to preserve traditions?

Why is it important to preserve traditions?

My home town, Razlog, is famous for preserving its traditions. Each year there are plenty of opportunities for its inhabitants (and any enthusiasts) to dress up in traditional Bulgarian clothing and to gather in the center of the town to celebrate together by holding hands and forming a long and colorful folk chain dance (horo).  [...]