Choose a ‘Brain Break or a Brain Brake’

Having the sensation of racing thoughts while you are trying to sleep is a matter that can plague us all from time to time.  More often than not it is linked to the memories of a poor experience of the day or the stress of upcoming events such as a big conference the next day.  […]

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Switching Out of Auto-Pilot

One of the most common side effects of our lives in a demanding society is the habit of living on auto-pilot. More often than not, we find ourselves being overly influenced by media platforms, social media, political, and bureaucratic forces.  We unwittingly conform to the masses and end up being unaware of who is actually […]

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Don’t Kill the Goose

“To kill the Goose that Laid Golden Eggs” is a famous idiom from Aesop’s fables, numbered 87 and has been an inspiration for me over the years. Lately, it has gained even more of my mindshare as I reflected on it from a couple of perspectives — the farmer and the goose, as it relates to […]

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Ebola: A flare to remind us that we are all connected

I am indeed thankful that Ebola did not become the epidemic that some feared would happen across our nation.  While we were spared of the fatal consequences of this dreaded disease, it confirmed something that I would be grateful for the rest of my life. My daughter and I happened to be in South Africa […]

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Can your car run on gas alone?

Imagine that I bought you a brand new car, filled it with a full tank of gas [petrol in the UK, as I am writing this from a wonderful retreat center near Canterbury owned by my friend Louise, founder of Mindfulness at Work] and handed you the keys.  While you may have driven a car […]

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Being Helpful–An Insight from my Father

Just a few weeks ago, it dawned upon me that flipping my view on my father’s experience with people by 180 degrees could bring me a lot of joy and peace as I get older. My dad was extremely devoted to educating his children and even sacrificed his career for us.  With his coaching, my […]

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Illuminating Blind Spots — My post from InspireMeToday.com

Finding Your Blind-Spots (via inspiremetoday.com) As I turn 50, my intention is to devote the second phase of my life to share my insights learned through my many missteps over the years and the introspection that followed, so that others need not go through the same bumps and falls that I had to endure…  

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To Worry or Not to Worry?

Do we have a choice?  I sure think we do.  It became a lot easier for me when I began to define worry as—guaranteed misery today for something that may or may not happen in the future. In fact, I have heard statements like 90% of the things you worry about never actually happen and […]

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