The Joy of Missing Out By Suf Alkhaldi

I am an extrovert who loves to talk to people.  I find conversation with people rewarding.  I usually call my colleagues to meet at lunch.  I get three rejections a week from people being busy, and they have to work during lunch.  It is very rare for me to work during lunch.  I consider lunch to be… Read More

Why you Should not Impress the People you Dislike by Suf Alkhaldi

As much as I would love to impress people with my talent, I found this pursuit leads to misery. We all like to be loved and adored. We seek this endless path leading us to emptiness and exhaustion. Many years ago, when I was a teenager, I could not know the difference between admiration and love.  I… Read More

Why it is not important what people think about you by Suf Alkhaldi

It is almost impossible not to hear this statement when you talk to someone: what would so-and-so think or say? My mind immediately shoots this subliminal fast response: who cares what people think or this person thinks! This question generates anxiety in many people, especially young people. Our low self-esteem usually does not let us… Read More

The wonder of Icelandic vacation 2 by Suf Alkhaldi

  Probably, the most amazing cure for stress and the way to recharge my life battery is to take a vacation. Vacations for me usually reset the time to calibrate my life priorities. On vacations, I slow down by looking  at my life with new lenses, asking myself different deep questions. Many people refuse to take vacations — an idea… Read More

How to self-control and manage your willpower by Suf Alkhaldi

Self-control is something we all need to work on when we hit our teenage years and beyond. Teenage years are often full of bad decisions — pushing against conventional wisdom and challenging anything that represents the establishment or authority. My parents worked hard to teach me to control my anger, joy, as well as my desires.… Read More

Why avoiding bad advice is hard by Suf Alkhaldi

One of the good skills I needed to develop was to know the difference between good and bad advice. It sounds simple, but it was not that simple for me and it is still not.  Knowing the difference between good and bad advice is not only hard, it is a skill – at least I have… Read More