My Transformation: When you get what you want, but not what you need…

Kasia Jamroz Transformation March 14, 2016

would like to think that I was a good wife during the first 12 years of my marriage. Not necessarily always reasonable – and what woman is? My marriage resembled driving a sports car. My husband was the accelerator – I was the breaks – and that combination provided a much needed balance – at least in my opinion. The …

My Transformation: The Years in Canada

Kasia Jamroz Transformation March 11, 2016

It all looked really good and promising, from the outside that is. It appeared I had graduated to a grown-up within a blink of an eye and was admitted into the ‘adult’s club’ and all it had to offer. On the inside, I was breaking down into pieces. Since I had not followed a typical immigrant path, there were no …

Living Life on My Terms

Kasia Jamroz Breakthroughs February 25, 2016

I grew up in a place and time, where cash ruled one’s being. It defined what was possible and what was not. Yet, I never got trapped in the desperate need of having money. I’ve worked to satisfy the somewhat basic demands of life with some occasional “spur of the moment” luxuries. I have worked to enable my choices. I …

Loved Me Back to Life

Kasia Jamroz Breakthroughs, Celebrating Life, Personal Development, Reflection February 24, 2016

I spent last 35 years with a person who had lived her life out of fear. The fear of death, fear of life, fear of not being loved, fear of not being accepted or being listen to, and being on her own. The fear of controlling and being controlled, of not complying enough or pleasing too much. Out of fear …

My Transformation: Life Should Be Touched Not Strangled

Kasia Jamroz Personal Development, Transformation February 13, 2016

“Life should be touched not strangled.” Grew up in the house were the clock is a shrine. No clock no life. It dictated and still does, the unstoppable rhythm. The sound of the pointer reminds you minute by minute of your mortality and being at the mercy of whatever surrounds you with no free will, and you must comply with …

My Transformation: At the Age of 37…

Kasia Jamroz Personal Development, Transformation February 12, 2016

Born In Poland. Raised to stay in Poland. Daughter of wonderful people that through power of the universe got connected 40 years ago so I could come into existence. Child of the Communism system. Perfect material to stay the same, not to single out, to follow and to obey. Very well controlled and manipulated. Although I do not support Communism …

Making Work-Life Balance Work

Kasia Jamroz Work-Life Balance February 10, 2016

Many of us make countless efforts to ‘make work-life balance work’. Same amount of us, are among “thousands of people leading lives of screaming desperation, working long and hard hours at jobs that we hate or at least don’t like, only to buy things we don’t need and to impress people we don’t like.” An invitation: Acknowledge the situation you …

The Art of Celebration

Kasia Jamroz Celebrating Life November 24, 2015

Immersed in activities and tasks that lead us closer to our next personal achievement, we easily forget to celebrate the actual moment of arrival. In a split second, we take for granted everything it has taken to get ourselves to this moment. In the blink of an eye, what seemed unachievable, or at least distant a couple months, weeks, or …

Personality is an Expression of a Human Nature

Kasia Jamroz Personality October 23, 2015

This powerful video captures the gap between the “YOU” that you see and the “YOU” that is seen by others. Our view of ourselves and our behaviors (Identity) is not always aligned with how we are perceived or received by others (Reputation). It is especially true at a time of stress when we let our emotions get the “best of …

My Transformation: Move to Canada – My First Identity Crisis

Kasia Jamroz Personal Development, Transformation February 23, 2015

I arrived to foreign and unfamiliar country – despite strong emotional attachment to family and friends, deeply ingrained patriotism and the gilt – country that many dreamed about and I got it as unwanted gift. Trapped in reality, which most immigrants could only fantasies of, I was not able to make any sense of what have happened. I struggled with …