Alina's Best Resources from 2014


(Image above: my best accomplishment in the kitchen in 2014, home-made Napoleon from scratch)
  I'd like to share with you some of my favorite resources from 2014, as well as my work that you said made a difference for you. Let's keep sharing our best resources! Thank you, and have a peaceful, insightful, and healthy 2015! 

 My top 5 blog posts from 2014

10 Best Questions to Assess Your Happiness

When to Choose an Easy Path

The Best Story You'll Ever Tell

Expectations: to Have or Not to Have

Worried While Waiting For News? Do These 5 Things

Bonus (because it took me the most guts to write this post): What You've Never Done Before

Most exciting project of 2014:

     I've been working on developing a 3-day retreat on Intuition & Decision-Making, held at Garrison Institute (1 hr from NYC) on May 1-3, 2015, with the goal of helping analytical people understand and use their intuition. Through collaboration with Dr. Marta Sinclair, a professor at Griffith Business School in Australia, and the author of Handbook of Intuition Research, I've learned a great deal about intuition in the context of neuroscience, business strategy, entrepreneurship and creativity. The retreat is about sharing all I've learned. Two informational Q&A calls about Intuition & Decision-Making retreat are scheduled for Wed., Jan. 7th, 9-10 p.m. EST, and Thu., Jan. 8th, 12-1 p.m. ESTTo RSVP, please email with your preferred date/time. If you RSVP, the recording of the call will be emailed to you, even if you can't make the call.  Early bird registration pricing is valid through January 1st, 2015 (if you show up for the Q&A call and register within 24 hours, we'll honor the early bird registration pricing), and we've added money-saving codes for those of you who are coming with friends. It may seem like May 2015  a long time away, but it can take time  to plan a 3-day weekend away from everything. 

Best travel resource of 2014
Family Travel Concierge, founded by Alex Medvedovski, who traveled around the world with this family including 3 kids. The company designs amazing, unique, customized itineraries for families traveling to destinations off-the-beaten path. 

Best discovery for NYC families w/ kids in 2014

Mismatched Socks is a company run by a super talented educator Asya Gribov and her business partner, with the goal of connecting families with most interesting art projects and exhibits in the city. 

Best book I read in 2014:
On Being Certain by Robert Burton

Best TED talk I've heard in 2014

How to Make Hard Choices by Ruth Chang

Best blog of 2014 that makes me think about things in a new light

Penelope Trunk's blog "Advice on the intersection of work and life".

Blog from which I re-posted articles most often in 2014:
The Art of Manliness. Always sharp, useful, relevant, well-written and most interesting advice for all sorts of occasions in life (from attending a black-tie event to falling through the ice).

     I hope we will stay connected in 2015. Please, tell me about your projects, please join me for the Intuition & Decision-Making retreat and Hands-On Intuition Development workshop, and please continue sharing your best resources with me as well!

With love and gratitude, 


Alina Bas, M.A., Executive Coach & Life Strategist
I coach leaders through making difficult decisions in a way that is aligned with their core values.
Tel.: (917) 208-8094
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When To Choose the Easy Path
Previous article: The Best Story You’ll Ever Tell
Popular article: "Expectations: to Have or Not to Have." 


I will be offering this hands-on 3-part course in January 2015 . During three practical, yet unusual workshops, you will work on developing and using specific intuition skills like reading energy, sending and receiving messages, and healing (not in a woo-woo way, but in a very down-to-earth way of using your energy to change your environment).BentSpoon
Days: Wed., Jan. 14 , Wed., Jan, 21, and Wed., Jan. 28, 2015
Time: 9-10:30 p.m.
Location: Fair Lawn, NJ, details TBD
Cost: $150 (for the series of 3 workshops)
Registration: This is a small class that will be limited to 12 people due to individual attention that will be given to each participant. You can register here.


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On Being Certain is a great book that explains why our feeling of being certain has nothing to do with us being right.


Do you ever find yourself working in your sleep? Surprisingly, your mind can do a lot while you sleep. What would you get done in your sleep if you could?


Go on a retreat, learn about intuition and decision-making, and enjoy the company of like-minded people!


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Body Language expert Mark Bowden gives a great TED talk about "importance of being INauthentic". What he offers to do takes courage, but it makes sense to go for it anyway.