While we often associate the holiday season with happy memories, it can also be a tough emotional time. The holidays often present a dizzying array of decisions and demands and it’s okay to feel overwhelmed by it all.
“You are reacting normally to extraordinary times.”
This was the opening line of Dr. Honey Carandang as we talked about the need to break our stigmas during our launch on October 21. Around 30 members of the press attended and our partners Angie Goyena, president of iFace Inc., licensed psychologist Gisa Paredes, Dr. Honey Carandang of MLAC, and our team at Where To Next all engaged in an insightful and meaningful panel discussion.
Tired of scrolling through newsfeeds, watching netflix, and hearing the news? Well, it might be time to feed your mind with stimulating content. In the last 3 months, I have taken to truly enjoying podcasts and learning from each of them. I guess it was the limited conversations and social interactions that made me feel like I was deteriorating somehow. And podcasts were the perfect stimulants to my hungry mind that sought ideas, knowledge, and wisdom.
To get in touch with ourselves in this pandemic, we need to be able to meet ourselves where we are and think like scientists – gather our hypotheses, test our actions, iterate our plans. We will only ever known when something is truly right when we try and execute. Living in our heads will not launch us into action. It takes a certain kind of willingness to be truthful, compassionate, and open with ourselves to re-imagine and re-align.
Malou Del Castillo is the author of The Career Road Map a workbook that was developed for anyone who might feel like they need help finding their way through their career. The 140-page book is packed with wisdom that even people comfortable in their jobs or careers might find interesting. I wanted Malou to talk about herself and her latest baby a little more, so I sat down with her to further discuss.