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Israel-Palestine War: How Do We Move Forward?

By Kawtar El Alaoui | Oct 19, 2023

The events of October 7th, 2023, have left us in shock and sent jolting ripples of pain and suffering around the globe. Many are following the news daily, wondering how to make sense of this sudden and horrific escalation into war between Israel and Palestine. As individuals and organizations grapple with what stance to take, […]

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Purpose: The Ingredient to Living a Full Life

By Kawtar El Alaoui | Mar 4, 2022

Have you ever noticed days wherein you feel like you are living for the sake of just living? You wake up, brush your teeth, go to work, mingle with friends, family, and co-workers, then go home. As you drift away from the buzz of the world and you are left alone in your room, staring […]

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Self-Sabotage: Why The Problem is Rarely the Problem

By Kawtar El Alaoui | Feb 24, 2022

Spring is now a breath away. How marvelous the thought of a flower’s blossom is and the unfolding of a new leaf or even the snow slowly melting and washing away by the currents of a creek. What a sight to behold; symbolic of a start of a new season. Nature being itself, leaving us […]

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Reshaping and Seeing Failure in a Different Light

By Kawtar El Alaoui | Feb 18, 2022

It has been deeply ingrained in our subconscious mind that we need to succeed at all costs and that failing is never an option. Most people struggle to deal with failure because it is synonymous with not being good enough. Suppose we grew up believing that we are not good enough, as we continuously wrestle […]

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Simple Living: The Key to a More Fulfilled Life

By Kawtar El Alaoui | Feb 11, 2022

2022 is here, and we always begin it with goals and intentions. Often, we find ourselves scribbling through our journals and listing what we want to achieve. But have you noticed that once we start moving through the motions, and ticking off our lists, halfway through our journey, we end up abandoning our goals and […]

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The Great Resignation and The Driving Force Behind it

By Kawtar El Alaoui | Dec 9, 2021

What is the Great Resignation? Professor Anthony Klotz, a Business Administration and an Associate Professor of Management at Mays Business School, proposed the idea of “The Great Resignation.” This ideology “predicts that a large number of people are leaving their jobs after the COVID pandemic ends and life returns to ‘normal.’ Employees are now starting […]

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The Role of Honesty in Self-Compassion

By Kawtar El Alaoui | Dec 2, 2021

Honesty is the most critical step in self-compassion. According to Jacob Nordby, co-Founder at Institute for Creative Living, most of us are conditioned to be the caregiver within our family. We are put in a position where we are tasked to take care of the needs of everyone around us without acknowledging that we have […]

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How to Practice Mindful Self-Compassion

By Kawtar El Alaoui | Nov 25, 2021

Think about how you treat yourself in general. If you, like most people, tend to criticize yourself when things go “wrong”, you could benefit from a bit more self-compassion in your life. Being forgiving and nurturing to one’s self appear to offer their own set of advantages. Self-compassion provides a multitude of benefits; it can […]

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Self-Compassion: A Foundation for Strong Leadership

By Kawtar El Alaoui | Nov 18, 2021

One of the most neglected elements of service and leadership is the leader and their inner self. When we are in authority, a lot is asked of us. In turn, we often give more than what they ask from us. We can be likened to a reservoir. Within us is a wellspring of compassion, love, […]

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