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Genuine?

Genuine?

“Just be yourself, you know, your genuine self, and everything will be fine”. That is one thing. Then there is “do not take anything personally, and brush off any negative thoughts”. Sure! This is not a rant, rather a continuous balance exercise, feeling like a funambulist, debating…

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Too many chiefs

Too many chiefs

What is more challenging than a close-minded manager? When more than one decide to jump in and act as the manager who knew everything… This scenario happened to me while I was still an employee: it was post 9/11 in the aerospace business (yes, I…

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Backstage tales

Backstage tales

While most of the ospedali mostly kept their way of running a secret, or at least the figlie (female orphans turned performers) were singing hidden behind metal grilles, my backstage experiences have rather been enjoyable, and logically kept private from the public eyes. The latest event on my list…

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FOMO

FOMO

Ok, so I admit I did not know what that means until this past weekend while attending a party. Whether it is a chosen way of living, a disguised way of suffering in silence and hope, like living vicariously, the Fear Of Missing Out can feel like a…

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Change is in the air

Change is in the air

The summer heat seems to affect some spirits these days. Short-fused tempers manifest, or some minds are so focused on an end goal that they forget to check (“enjoy” just sounds unreal sometimes…) the scenery and see what is happening around, and available. Ignoring what…

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To be fair

To be fair

Turning back on the memory lane these days, remembering when the venue B., my work partner, and I were responsible for was opening to welcome Olympic and Paralympic athletes to train before the big broadcast trial a few weeks later: it was stressful, exhilarating, chaotic, energising,…

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Leather for some, crystal for others

Leather for some, crystal for others

To the count of 3, make a wish! That is it: OFL is reaching the tender age of 3. What a ride, a temper, a series of rollercoaster-like palpitations, including deceptions, excitements and other decision-making exercises. And it is not over yet. Comparing that length…

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Air and water will do

Air and water will do

After a month off from the dojo, I finally came back last week. I can only teach at this point. So there I was, reminding students to breathe, position themselves in the best Kamai (fighting stand) possible. Finding a stand that suits them might be…

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A convenient a priori

A convenient a priori

As the Sport Accord Convention in St. Petersburg (which I missed) wrapped up last week, I got to read some first-hand impressions from participants: touching on emotional and professional expectations, some comments were tactful, some raw. The fact that it was taking place in Russia has triggered…

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The power of desire

The power of desire

9 days. 9 days of thinking, re-thinking, asking, debating and slowly seeing some light. All this on my back, in response to the blind eye I had been turning on some of my body’s signs over the past weeks and months: I have been lying…

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