Posts tagged " courage "

Collective Equilibrium: leveraging individual strengths to improve collective well-being

February 6th, 2018 Posted by Insights, Life No Comment yet

I believe every single person and being I come across knows something that I don’t know, and vice versa. For this reason, every interaction is a chance to learn something new, for ourselves and the people we interact with. This post explains my thinking and its far-reaching implications.

How personality profiles (here MBTI) helped me stand in my strengths

January 21st, 2015 Posted by Life, My Story 1 comment

Moving to Finland was quite a jarring experience. For a people person such as myself, I suddenly found myself being unable to relate to or understand people…

What it takes may surprise you

May 6th, 2014 Posted by Inspiration, Self Discovery 2 comments

The stage is set, the lights are dim. A man you’ve never seen before walks out on stage, takes his position and waits for his cue…

Is your glass half full?

January 6th, 2014 Posted by Local Discovery 2 comments

The first time I picked up a Finnish book, I decided I would read the whole first page. It was 2009, I knew about a dozen Finnish words, and the only ones I understood from that page were ‘on’ (is) and ‘yö’ (night). And on it went from there! It’s easy to get boggled down in the glass half empty mind-set…

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Hi! I’m Irina.

I’m a multibelonger to Finland, Canada and Romania, without ONE language or culture to call my own – I have several. My intention is to be present where I am and find inner peace and harmony where ever life takes me. I’m embracing the gems of the ongoing cultural and linguistic transition which is my life and hope to inspire others interested in doing the same. Read my story & more about what I do here.