US Road Trip Cross Country – from coast to coast, on and off the I-10

For many, driving from coast to coast at least once in their life is part of living the American dream. It’s a very unique way to explore this amazing country with all of its different climate zones, natural treasures, cultures and states – and last but not least, a real feeling for how long it actually … More US Road Trip Cross Country – from coast to coast, on and off the I-10

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Weather update: Heavy love showers in Northern California

It’s raining. And it has been for days! Heavy drops are hitting the window as I’m sitting here writing, in the usually sun kissed city of Palo Alto. It is a long awaited blessing for California and its drought, and like San Francisco, I have been showered with so much love over the past days before my final … More Weather update: Heavy love showers in Northern California

“Who have I become?” What 2 years in San Francisco did to my values

Personality tests. Everyone will have taken at least one in their life, either have been assessed by one to see if there’s alignment with the organization they’re applying for, or as a tool for increased self-awareness. One of these tests is the Hogan Values assessment, which, through a series of questions, determines what really drives your actions … More “Who have I become?” What 2 years in San Francisco did to my values

The curse of 6 weeks off – where did my purpose go?

How would most of you feel about the prospect of having 6 weeks off work? Pretty good, huh? Pictures come up in your mind of pure relaxation, traveling, resetting your focus, getting some long needed errands run, living into the day. How awesome does that sound! And yes, that is mostly what I had in … More The curse of 6 weeks off – where did my purpose go?

“Am I just being lucky?” About letting life create itself around you

We all have our history. And usually not very little of it. Times of hardship and darkness, and times of growth, incredible opportunities, and wonderful experiences. Experiences like last night. I had dinner with a dear friend of mine, enjoying incredible food and an Argentinian blend of red wine, and we talked about the role … More “Am I just being lucky?” About letting life create itself around you

“Which hood is yours?” The (un)importance of choosing your immediate surroundings

“There is only one livable neighborhood in Miami, and that is Brickell.” “What, Brickell? No, you really shouldn’t go there, you won’t hear a word of English and it’s a wanna-be Manhattan. Go to South Beach!” “The Beach? Definitely no! You’re not 25 anymore, it’s crazy over there, no parking at all, prices are ridiculous, and then … More “Which hood is yours?” The (un)importance of choosing your immediate surroundings

5 reasons why relocation is your best personal coach

For many of us, the sheer thought of moving places triggers anxiety, especially if it gets you out of your state, country or even continent. I have felt this anxiety multiple times – to be honest, I feel it right here and now. But in the end, relocation helps you self-assess and personally develop much more efficiently than … More 5 reasons why relocation is your best personal coach