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Happy Thanksgiving 2016

My thoughts for Thanksgiving

Here in Hungary, we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. But I truly believe, we have to be grateful for what we have every single day. We have food to eat. We live in peace. We are healthy. Even when we have flu in the house, like now, I consider it to be “normal” with three children. Moreover, […]

How I Got Started in IT

Everyone has his/her own story of life, and I’d like to share mine here. I was born as the first child of a very poor family, living in Eastern Hungary. My mother is a seamstress, my father is a metal worker. I inherited my father’s skills at problem solving; he had been always good in […]

Life is not Perfect

When you read blogs and social media updates (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), you might have the impression that everyone else’s life is easy and much better than yours. People tend to post their positive feelings, emotions, and experiences – and their lives tend to be enviable. I am not an exception either. “Good for you!”, “Easy […]

Three Reasons Why Sewing is a great Balancer

People are often surprised when they discover my rather old-fashioned pastime of sewing. I think they find it a bit at odds with my tech-head professional activities. Yet, what could be a better balance, than that of absorbing yourself in both the old and the new? How fortunate to be living in an era where […]

Birthday Reflections

  This month I turned 36! I can hardly believe that I am nearer to 40 than 30!! Like many people, each birthday tends to be a time for some personal reflection. Maybe I should rephrase that. Like many people who are at an age when a birthday is no longer just about celebrating like […]

Dreams Come True

When Dreams Come True

Photo credit: Dragon Sisters We all have dreams, don’t we? Sometimes, the hurly burly of life has a way of pushing some of those dreams aside. Maybe to make room for the biggest dreams to get happening. Either way, occasionally, an old long-forgotten dream can resurface, unbidden, and say, ‘Hey remember me?! Long ago I […]

Attitude of Gratitude

  I recently shared an article on my Facebook page Aghy’s World “Is Productivity Contagious” by Jessica Stillman. This article caught my eye because I am of the belief that behaviour of any sort is contagious, and, therefore, I found it very credible that productivity is indeed contagious. If you buy into this concept, it […]

Christmas is Coming – Family Festivities

  What I always love about Christmas are the traditions that go with it, many of them long-standing family traditions. Of course, each culture and each family have their own variations.Here in Hungary, and with my family, we traditionally decorate the Christmas tree with the kids, on December 24th. I know in many western cultures […]

Christmas is Coming – Kid Christmas

  I recently wrote about Corporate Christmas in my Christmas is Coming! Blog series. Today my thoughts turn to Kid Christmas. It doesn’t matter how flat out we are with our business, we still need to be on top of Kid Christmas.I find the children’s excitement and enthusiasm infectious at this time of year. Whilst […]

Christmas is Coming – Corporate Christmas

  It’s that time of year again! On the work front it can be a frantic countdown: deadlines to meet; Christmas client, staff and corporate hospitality to attend and to host; Christmas correspondence to send out; strategies and projections to plan for the New Year… There’s no wonder we arrive in December 25th a little […]

Friendship

The Sowing & Sewing of Friendships

Friendship… there are many kinds… I have friends of many years who I met at school or university, through my work, through my family, social circles, activities and of course, those who I have made in the digital space. Can someone you have never actually met become a friend? I have found that yes, it […]

Prime Time – The Importance of Communication

I share the (quite common) belief that, if you don’t have a habit of open and continual communication with your kids, then neither will they with you. I don’t intend to simplify the syndrome typical to many kids who, upon reaching teenage years, think that the last (cool) person on earth to talk to is […]

A Precious Time

Sometimes it suddenly strikes me how fast my children are growing. It can almost seem that one day they were entirely dependent babies and then in no time at all, they have become independent with a great many opinions, likes and dislikes, entirely their own. It’s fascinating to see the effects of nature and nurture […]

A Brand New Life

There can be no more exciting life experience, than that of a brand new life.  Every mother certainly knows this!  A new baby fills us with such love, joy and gratitude. Whether a first time mother, or a mother of many seasons, the sense of wonder is indescribable.  All our hopes and dreams become rekindled […]

Life Changes (and “Customer Service”)

During our lives, we experience many life changes. Some of them we are prepared for and some of them come flying at us out of left field, catching us thoroughly unprepared. Yet where ever they manifest from, and whether or not, we welcome them, these changes have to be accommodated: that’s life! In business, coping […]