What to do when you hit a wall

What to do when you hit a wall

First thing that comes to mind is I shouldn’t be here. I have plenty of ideas, tools, resources and strategies to manage myself when I hit any wall, right? But instead of using them today, I sulked and exploded and joined my own pity party. And not necessarily in that order.It is freeing to admit that there are times when I look at my life – my work – my partner – my family – and say, “what the hell?” Life can hurt and swirl and surprise and shock and disappoint. And if you’re breathing, you get to observe and feel the impact of that kaleidoscope of emotions. Write it down I recall sharing...

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Reframing your questions

Reframing your questions

What was the first question you remember asking? I wonder that as I observe young children, whose unobstructed questions stream out like water. As you attend school, you learn to confine your questions to Q-A time. Somewhere along the way you realize that questions either have a strong sense of place in your life or they’re more like the ‘what’s for dinner?’ variety. For years, questions dominated my life. Whether I was on a breaking story or in the studio, it was my job to relate whatever was happening by asking questions of witnesses or experts who would enlighten and inform me and the...

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Finding Out Who You Are

Finding Out Who You Are

A few days ago, I threw out a question to anyone who would answer. What two words would you use to describe me? When I get your answer, I’ll respond with two words for you. The words I received were extremely insightful and, full disclosure here, helped me reply to an assignment my co-host had given me for our weekly podcast. What I didn’t take into account was how receiving and sharing two simple words would impact me and each contributor.
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Born in India to an Armenian father and Danish mother, Lois is the author of Hybrid:  The Transformation of a Cross-Cultural People Pleaser, which explores the challenges of growing up as a third culture kid and the identity issues that haunted her until she stopped living for others and started charting her own course.

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