Living a dream

These days, we go to work walking through a postcard tropical beach, watching the palm trees swing to the sea breeze. I can feel the waves on my feet. I can smell the sea. It is sunny but still is not too warm, because it is very early in the morning. There is nobody on … More Living a dream

New insights into job downgrading…the blessing of having time to learn new things

Have you ever felt that there is never time to learn new things that could make your work better…but that are not extremely urgent? That it is faster to do things “the old way” since learning the “new way” will take too much time? Do you tell yourself “I will do it in summer when … More New insights into job downgrading…the blessing of having time to learn new things

New insights into job downgrading: The blessing of having time for fast turnarounds

The other day I realized what it is to be on the other side of the fence. In this case, in the shoes of the research assistants that have been working with me over the years. And this is the insight: the grass IS greener!! At least in some respects. Let me explain. Over the … More New insights into job downgrading: The blessing of having time for fast turnarounds

The challenge of keeping up with positive thinking in times of Coronavirus

I do not know what the last drop in the glass was but this last weekend I finally felt the frustration of the current situation with the corona growing inside me. Physical tiredness or emotional tiredness? It might have been our respective family losses in Europe, the worries with Matilda, the sleepless nights when I … More The challenge of keeping up with positive thinking in times of Coronavirus