Category Archives: Awareness

Re-post: Sharenting – why parents need to think before they post

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Sharenting is a parent’s decision. No doubt. I look at it through my kid’s eyes: would she want the digital identity my sharing would create? The child’s safety and wellbeing are any parent’s main concerns. All we need to do is: Think before posting.

Some parts of this article resonated with me:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/sharenting-why-parents-need-think-before-post-steve-blakeman/ by Steve Blakeman

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“The gift of presence, The perils of advice” – re-post

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One of most beautiful pieces I read in a while, written humbly, soul-touching:

https://onbeing.org/blog/the-gift-of-presence-the-perils-of-advice/ by Parker J. Palmer.

Thought of the week

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I think I discovered the Master of Resilience: Winnie the Pooh, the 1969 Russian cartoon character – Vinni Puh.

No matter what, he bounces back.

He falls from a tree, he stands up and walks towards his goal.

He gets stuck in a passage, he pulls him self out.

He wants honey, he perseveres. And he is rewarded. That’s quite a resilient guy!

The cartoon is helps explaining the resilience concept to kids. It is also a good and filled with humour reminder to adults 🙂

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To all the ambiverts out there

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I am an ambivert. I need to see, talk to and be around people. I also need quiet time of solitude and introspection. I love parties and also the after-party time. I am comfortable to share the office with an introvert colleague. I also enjoy a water cooler or cafeteria joyous chat.

I was looking to read more about ambiverts for a better self awareness and a better social rapport. I found a good article by Karl Moore.

How to be an effective ambivert? The balance and borders are key. Enjoy reading!

https://www.quietrev.com/3-ways-effective-ambivert/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=infusionsoft&utm_campaign=weeklynews&inf_contact_key=3f879d212671c8c4e811b80f87c866884082cc3d54f9cefece6181bba9caa4fd

Violence: the unspoken, the unnotice

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Today is the International Day to Stop the Violence against Women. Campaigns and signs of solidarity are all over the internet.

I think about my family’s history. And the history of so many families touched by violence.

– He gave me a slap on my face, only once, was one of my grandmother’s recollection if her 35 years of marriage, shortened by the war and grandfather’s early departure.

By her world standards, this was a violence-free marriage. In a rural soviet medium, violence was omni-present yet unspoken. It was seen on women faces and bodies, yet left unnoticed. By the church, by the community… .

My grandmother knew nothing about human rights or Conventions. Yet, she gave me the strength to never accept any act of violence be it mental or physical. She gave it to me by the belief that she is always by my side.

As a child I witnessed violence in the soviet illusion of violence free communities. You got quickly to see that the ideal family projected on the soviet propaganda TV was in stark contrast with the reality. What women who suffered quietly needed was to know that there is someone by their side. They still need it today.

On days of campaigns like this, I ask myself: what can I do? Can I be someone by their side? Can we be someone by their side? So that they find the strength they need to live the life they deserve as human beings.