The other day, I was interviewed by business coach and entrepreneur Orsi Beata Nagy. We had a pleasent conversation in Hungarian, about success. How do you prepare for an interview on success? - I asked myself. I knew that Orsi would ask questions about my life and my journey. I didn't know what those questions … Continue reading Thoughts on the meaning of success
Maya Angelou. Just by writing her name, I feel so much warmth and joy. I kept seeing her name in those unimaginative Instagram quotes, but never really bothered to look up who she is. Until one day, a feature documentary appears in front of me on Netflix, on her life, entitled: And Still, I Rise. … Continue reading Maya, the caged bird
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."Antoine de Saint Exupéry: The little prince In a week's time, at Language Professionals' Networking Event, we'll learn about the 'language' of dots, Braille. James Bowden, Braille Technical Officer from RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) … Continue reading The language of dots
Before the pandemic, I used to say a lot: "Ok, I'm now back on track" whenever I overcame a challenging situation. And then, I watched Becoming - a Netflix documentary on Michelle Obama's book tour. At one point, Michelle says this: "Get back on what track?It's a whole new track.It's not going back.It's just all … Continue reading Back on what track?
You probably know how you see the world. But do you know how the world sees YOU? How can you make the best possible first impression? How are you most likely to be seen by others … at your best? Sally Hogshead, the founder of How to Fascinate, just got a gift code that allows … Continue reading How the world sees you
I'm reading a beautiful book called Man's Search for Meaning. The classic tribute to hope from the Holocaust. The author, Viktor Frankl was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist. He survived the Holocaust. The lessons he shares in this book are especially poignant in the times we are in. He says: “Humour is the soul’s weapon in … Continue reading A book recommendation for the times we’re in
First and foremost, I hope you, your family, and loved ones are safe and well. 🙏 I'm in London, in our apartment, with husband. We cancelled all travel plans, we closed our hair and beauty salon, and we’re prepared to hunker down inside for the next 6-12 weeks, or as long as needed. We are determined to … Continue reading A personal update from me during Corona times
Our journey through the Himalyas was a transformational one in many ways. I've written here extensively about some of the cultural, historical and spiritual lessons we’ve learnt. It’s now time to address the physical side of the story: life at high altitude. I’ve read books and guides on how to prepare, but I wish I … Continue reading Never underestimate the power of altitude
"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."
I hosted, organised and attended a fantastic 2-day training event on language coaching with Gabriella Kovacs, internationally accredited language coach, business communication trainer, teacher trainer. My mind is still buzzing as it was a mind-blowing experience full of new and never anticipated insights into my own language teaching practice. It's time to re-define who I … Continue reading Language coaching, teaching, training – re-defining what I do