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

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

A resolution: The decision to be happy by Suf Alkhadi

Every year I spend some time to write down my resolution for the year.  Most of the time, I achieve 80% of what I write down.  This year, I will share one resolution with my readers: I decided to have deliberate happy days at least one day per week. The power to decide to be happy One of my resolutions… Read More

Working for Amazon and why Jeff Bezos should follow Google’s management model by Suf Alkhaldi

A recent  article about working conditions in Amazon in The New York Times made a big splash. The article explained in detail the hard working conditions of Amazon employees.  Several former employees were interviewed.  My first reaction was to think, “I don’t want to work there even if they tripled my salary!”  But after thinking a lot… Read More

The high speed of negative thoughts: Mixing the Sedona Method with meditation to achieve faster relaxation by Suf Alkhaldi

When I started practicing  meditation three years ago, I found it hard to clear my mind and control my thoughts.  Our mind keeps bringing negative thoughts at a high speed similar to car racing, often disturbing and interfering in our life without invitation. The uncontrolled negative thoughts induce stress that leads to poor performance, zapping us… Read More

The race to win our attention: fight back by Suf Alkhaldi

As our life becomes faster due to the development of many technologies that compete to attract our attention even for milliseconds, our ability to function with less distraction decreases.  E-mails, cell phones, TV, and daily life keep distracting us from relaxing. The race of Social networks like Facebook, Google+, and twitter to win our attention becomes better… Read More