Job Search Series III: Pay It Forward (and Pay it Back)

Silvia Di Blasio, CCDP

“For it is in giving that we receive.”
St. Francis of Assisi

I believe in the power of giving, the power of volunteering, of giving until you have nothing left, giving until it hurts (as Mother Theresa said)…by giving, I feel true joy and connection. I lose myself into another soul, into whatever is we are made of, into the interconnectedness of it all. I feel fulfilled.

It is incredible how much comes back when you give: doors open everywhere, you meet extraordinary people and things start happening all around you…

Giving also means erasing your own loneliness, your own need for connection and meaning in life.

To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.”
~ Abraham Lincoln

Not just when you are looking for a job, but especially if you are a newcomer (to a country, town, career path, social group, etc.), giving is the…

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Job Search/Path Search ~ Not Rocket Science ~ But How It Hurts!

Silvia Di Blasio, CCDP

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ~ Carl Jung

The only journey is the journey within.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

I dedicate this posts-series to all the job seekers I have coached or I am currently coaching, to those looking for a new career path or to free themselves from job-slavery, to those tired of boring or unfulfilling jobs, to those concerned about the state of the world and willing to do something about it, to those who have touched my heart and to a young friend currently struggling to find his own path, because you have given me the gift of re-visiting my purpose in life and for that, I will forever be grateful.

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get

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Life Inside a Bubble ~ Unequal Relationships of Power

Absolutely amazing and pure true article about one of the bisggest problems societies around the world are facing nowadays. Sad on a side, though optimistic on the other, Silvia’s approach to the problem as both, Employment Counsellor as well as a lover of nature and Permaculturist (among many other things) make it a priceless piece of thought and information. Even more for those who have or are experiencing it currently…

Silvia Di Blasio, CCDP

We’ve been living life
Inside a bubble
We’ve been living life
Inside a bubble
” ~ Coldplay “High Speed”

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
― Aldous Huxley

I used to think of myself as a lone wolf, apolitical and agnostic. I am aware that many people think of themselves those ways: tired and frustrated of organized political parties that lead nowhere and sell themselves for anything; disillusioned and skeptical of organized religions which impose human-made rules and interpretations for the convenience of abusive leaders and regimes; and experiencing loneliness and rejection from other human beings who use prejudice and finger pointing to relate to others who they perceive as “different”.

No more…

If we don’t do anything about the things that we perceive as wrong, who will?

Today, I would like to talk about some unequal relationships I have observed in my…

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A butterfly flaps its wings on Twitter, and a vaccine map goes viral

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CFR vaccine preventable diseases mapIf you follow the problem of vaccine denialism (like most skeptics do) and are on social media, you probably saw a cool interactive global map of disease outbreaks this week. It was created by the Council on Foreign Relations – there’s a picture of it here and a link below the fold.  

Just in the last week it was posted by many major websites including, Mother Jones, L.A. Times, The Verge, Wired, The Atlantic Wire and even Forbes. And of course all those posts – and the direct link to the map – were being wildly passed around on social media.

Whenever I see something like this going viral, I dig a little bit before I retweet or repost it.  Sometimes there’s a better version of the post to link, or the one you saw didn’t attribute it to the original author correctly. I like to make sure…

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