Focus – Personal growth one step at a time, Part 2, FORGETTING | CREATIVITY | EXPLORATION

Continuing the path of those before me, I put myself first and through that, I make my home a better place. 🧞‍♀️xA. FOCUS, part 2 FORGETTING “There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.” Marie Antoinette Think about all the first experiences of youth. The simple ones. The ones that now, you don’t even…

Focus – An introduction to personal growth one step at a time

INTRODUCTION I’ve always wondered about speed. Speed of our mind to be exact; thoughts, memories, actions being formed, that cauldron where they are not yet done but are certainly germinating. Is the speed of mind ruled by the same rules as physics? Is it, maybe, that our brains function as a particle accelerator? What if…

A healthy house in the age of global sickness, part one

First and foremost, a healthy home needs to be a pleasant environment. That simple. As your wings to society are tied up, and your home is your entire universe, how happy are you with it? For some, homes are the womb of daily living, while others consider it just a house. Whichever camp youʼre in,…

My Top Five New Year Resolutions for 2022

Resolutions work for me! I suggest you try it out! In the first 49 years of my life, I kept none. As my 49th year started, I decided to make a few and guess what! it worked out. Does that mean that I have not accomplished anything in the years past? Of course not. But…

2021 A Year In Headlines – My Personal Retrospective

What is personal? What is not? This past year has been challenging at drawing the line between the two and, made everything, even the bites that were not, personal. Selftropy and the extended self It is with great humbleness and awe towards those who, before me, wrote about space perception and health, that I introduce…

What Italian cities and design awards in L.A. have in common

Dear F.T., It’s been a while since I’ve been to Italy. My feet are missing the round cobblestones soaked in the smell of morning espresso that is infusing the already perfumed Mediterranean air. There is nothing like a deep breath of air in that sea-surrounded country. You can almost see the molecules, swirling happily around…

The three things that we should not give up any one day of the year

Ever wondered how some people are able to keep a schedule and repeat the same rituals every day? The kind of rituals that are poster-ready, the kind that you would want to have because through some weird and magical connections if you do that, you will achieve some elevated sense of self and accomplishment? Well,…

New Year’s resolutions // Two ingredients needed to make them happen

What I’ve learned from the design process is that the word of the day is… HIERARCHY Why the hierarchy is important is that it divides the items you want to do into categories that are broader than “done” and “not done”.   The done // not done categorization is doomsday for even the healthiest of…

Retrospective 2020: A look the top 12 stories that made my year

📽📌There is no countdown to the new year if you don’t tally up the old year!✓ There is incredible satisfaction in gratitude, especially the kind of gratitude one feels for things well done. It is not a polished gem that sparkles in your face, that you see at every turn or carry proudly in your…

As Toronto braces for another lockdown, beware of loneliness and learn to overcome it

Many of us watch our parents getting old and seeping into a pool of loneliness. To us, it seems restful and peaceful at first, a kind of relaxing mind-spa that we actually secretly long for when squished by the speed of the everyday. IT’S NOT OLD AGE The truth is that in those moments we…

Why constant learning is important and what it does to your brain

We typically think of school age as learning and all that follows, as something else. That ‘something else’ is the honing of more or less repetitive tasks that make up our lives. And as we increasingly enjoy the pleasure of getting better at them, we tend to spend less and less time acquiring new activities,…

2018, a Retrospective

2018 has been the year of many conundrums. Innocent yet unmistakably urgent, happenstances of everyday sift through time, moulding it to their liking. Yet I’m looking back and amidst all that, as always, wonderful life comes through strong with beautiful memories and many accomplishments.