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Radio Interview

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Below you will find the link for my latest radio interview with Crystal Kwok on her program “Kwok Talk” last Wednesday.

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ttp://programme.rthk.hk/channel/radio/programme.php?name=radio3/kwok_talk&p=5160&pid=80215&m=photo&e=172841

I had a lot of fun and we talked about empowering expatriate women living in Hong Kong.

Hope you enjoy it!

With energy,

Ana

The High Holy Days

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

rosh-hashana-tapestryThis is a very special time for me.  The High Holy Days is a time for us Jews to make a conscious decision to be in sync with G-d’s will for us.  We do that by regreting our transgressions in the past year, choosing to change our ways and committing ourselves to use our gifts to fulfill our mission in this planet.  We reflect on the year past and rethink our choices, decide what we want to keep in our lives and what we want to let go.

The beginning of the year is called Rosh HaShanah and after that there is a period of ten days filled with intensive soul searching until we get to Yom Kippur, the day of atonement.  During this period we are called to repent, rethink and make different life choices.  We can do that during this time because there is a great deal of clarity coming to the world.  On Yom Kippur we confess to G-d all of our transgressions with the realization that they too can contribute to His plan for us.  We realize that even our transgressions are for our betterment and for us to learn crucial lessons that can propel us to a higher level of consciousness.  When we humble ourselves and recognize our mistakes, we use their darkness to inject light in our lives and learn from them. 

I look forward to Yom Kippur every year.  It is a day where we fast for 25 hours in order to connect to our spiritual side.  By doing that we are able to immerse ourselves in the all-embracing oneness of G-d and emerge pure.  On that day, the light of peace and possibility shines into the world, and we can see ourselves and our actions from G-d’s perspective.  In that light, even our transgressions of the past become blessings for the future, the darkness now serves to enhance the light, and the ugly conflicts now increase the splendor and beauty of the love and the conneciton we share with G-d. 

On Yom Kippur we celebrate forgiveness.  We are given an opportunity to start anew and to cherish the new found possibilities ahead of us.  It’s a time filled with potential and new beginnings.  Our call is to act on them and make them happen through our choices.  

The lesson for all of us, Jews and non-Jews alike, is that there is always a possibility for renewal and to start again once we commit ourselves to it.  May we all have a sweet and peaceful year ahead of us filled with blessings!

Shanah Tovah Umetukah!

With energy,

Ana

Hip Hong Kong!

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

hhklogoYes, Hong Kong is hip and to prove it, my friend Liza Monica developed a great website called… well, Hip Hong Kong!  I first came across her website when I arrived here and was looking for various places such as restaurants, hair dresser, things to do and information about Hong Kong in general.  Eventually I met Liza and she turned out to be a great collaborator and a lovely person!

Yesterday I had the privilege to have an article I wrote about women expatriates, published at www.hiphongkong.com.  Here is the link for the article: http://www.hiphongkong.com/content/wifes_guide_dealing_expatriate_life_hong_kong.

Please read the article, visit the site and recommend it to your friends!  When you are ready, come to visit Hong Kong and let www.hiphongkong.com be your guide!

Have a fabulous weekend!

With energy and gratitude,

Ana

Show Me the Money

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

dolar1Many people make more money than they ever dreamed possible, yet are more financially stressed than ever before.  In this current financial crisis we are going through many can relate to this reality.  What a vast majority of people do as they earn more money is to continue to spend as much, if not more, than they make.  They buy a bigger home, a nicer car, go on more expensive vacations, wear more expensive clothing and so on.  They spend, spend and spend some more.  Before you insist you will never do this, consider that you probably will – unless you conciously make a vow not to.

This doesn’t mean that you cannot have nice things or that you don’t deserve them.  Keep in mind however, that you also deserve a peaceful and happy life, and that material things don’t necessarily make you happy.  Happiness comes from within, by the way you relate to what you have, not from your actual possessions.  If you can manage to keep your desires in check, to live at or beneath your means, you will discover a different type of abundance:  Peace.  You will be able to stay calm and relaxed during times such as this one we are living, or other crazy ones you might witness in the future.  That is amongst the greatest gifts of a lifetime. 

With energy,

Ana

New Days Ahead

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

barack20obama20capitolI was inspired listening to the words of President Barack Obama.  I chose to believe he will provide the leadership that our country so desperately needs.  We are heading to a new direction and I believe it will be the right path.  We are facing challenges and new choices and the potential to grow as a nation and as individuals is exponential at this moment.

We are all called to “preserve, protect and defend” our constitution, our country and our values just like president Obama promised he will do.  We are all part of this process of reshaping our nation.  However, the call goes beyond restoring America.  We are being called to help restore the world.  President Obama represents hope for a different and more peaceful world led by the United States.  More than ever it’s time to:  Be the Change You Want to See in The World! 

With energy and hope,

Ana