Check-in

Hello hello hello! How is everyone doing here? I miss all of you! I have been absent for a long time but I have a good reason:) In the meantime, I defended and submitted my dissertation, so now I am a Dr (not a medical one; an academic doctor). I also moved and had a … More Check-in

Action!

Hello there! I want to talk about taking action today. Why? Because it has been the major way for me to get over many things, especially in recent months. I am an overthinker (why do you think I am writing on this blog lol). I am also not good at multitasking. When you combine these … More Action!

Food for Soul

Hello! You know how often we talk about the food we eat and how it affects our body. What we put inside affects the way our body functions. I agree with that. But I agree with more: what we put in our minds affects our soul (or psyche). Here is what I mean. Let’s say … More Food for Soul

Ordinary Blessings

Hello! Today’s topic is blessings. Everyone one of us have things we can be grateful for. Some of those things are so ordinary that we may not even see them as blessings. For example, if we can have the means to have breakfast and dinner every day, that is a blessing. I had broken my … More Ordinary Blessings

Demotivation

Hello everyone! Today I want to talk about strategies that can be used when we are feeling demotivated. Motivation is important. It drives us to do things we need to do. But it is not always easy to be motivated at all times. Sometimes, we get demotivated just at the wrong times. What do we … More Demotivation

Change

Hi everyone! This week’s topic is change of opinions. This came out of a discussion with my friend this past week. The main point is that for many people, including me, their opinions change almost radically as they go through from teenager years to young adulthood and especially adulthood. I definitely did a lot of … More Change

Clarity

Hello! As I said in a previous post, I have had some health issues in recent months, things that were kind of (thank God, not much) affecting my daily life without me realizing it much. Before the diagnosis, I was having some trouble and I did not understand why and how. I kept asking if … More Clarity

Energy Saver

Hello! Wishing everyone a good Sunday and a good week! The dominant topic this past week has been how to save energy for me. Namely, how do I save my energy so I can be a better version of myself? I have been thinking about this longer but this week was the action time. What … More Energy Saver

Can you slow down?

Hello PO family! How are you all doing? Long time, no see! I had to take an unexpected and long break from writing but I plan to be more regular from now on. Hopefully, we will continue meeting on most Sundays. There was a lot going on in my life, hence the break. But I … More Can you slow down?

Are you patient?

Hello everyone! How are you all? This week’s topic is patience. Why? Because I am not patient at all and I need to learn and I am, so I want to share my thoughts. I am naturally kind of impulsive and impatient. I want things to be done right away, even though they might need … More Are you patient?

Surrender

Hello everyone, I have not posted the last few weeks, sorry about that! It was the end of semester and I wanted to take a break and then a surprise happened. I had no hopes of being able to visit my home country this summer due to visa issues but boom, suddenly I am in … More Surrender

Acceptance

Hello everyone, We are here to do some Sunday reading again. Welcome you all! I want to discuss something I often struggle with today: acceptance. I come from a family of government workers. In Turkey, a government worker can be a teacher at a public school, a doctor at a public hospital etc. When you … More Acceptance