This time of year comes with a lot of expectations, social pressures and family traditions – some of which can suck the joy from the festive season and leave us feeling stressed out, burnt out and anything but Merry. When you feel the pressure to get it all done pressing in on you, it is worth paying extra attention to where you are shoulding on yourself and to be more … [Read more...] about Shelve The Shoulds
This post originally appeared on this site. Flick through your newsfeed and you’ll find no shortage of articles and expert on advice on how to be more successful. How to position yourself to get the next rung up the ladder. How to build a better investment or property portfolio. How to find the partner, or purchase the home, of your dreams. How to get abs to die … [Read more...] about Success Through Service
Firstly, thank you for your lovely notes in response to my recent article about visiting Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Of course, my message was about far more than how to help those who live there escape from the poverty they are born into. It was about the importance of taking responsibility for our experience of life; of being ‘at cause’ in improving what is not working … [Read more...] about Dare To Do More Than You Think
In recent months I’ve spent time with several people going through a tough time and struggling to hold on to hope and stay optimistic. Depression is tapping at the door of a few. I know there have been times over the years I’ve felt that way myself. When my brother Peter was struggling with mental illness. Each step forward seemed to be followed by two steps back. As the years … [Read more...] about Hope is a risk that must be run
It’s official: Your future is uncertain! There’s no doubt about it, uncertainty can be uncomfortable. We human beings are wired to want to control our environment. We enjoy the stability that comes from having continuity between our past and future, a future that is familiar, stable and predictable. We like to feel that we are masters of our own ship, in control of our … [Read more...] about Navigate your uncertain future – less the anxiety!