Adversity. Motivation To A Life Of Meaning

Adversity. Motivation To A Life Of Meaning

In the world of professional speaking, a lot of speakers under the umbrella of motivation get there because of very visible physical challenges. It is immediately obvious that the person on stage has every right to claim the title of motivational and even...
Blossoming, A Lifetime’s Work

Blossoming, A Lifetime’s Work

Blossoming, a Christmas Cactus greeted me as I sat down at my desk this morning. A dainty pink bloom a cheery note on a grey December morning.  Immediately I thought of the occasion of receiving it and am reminded of how similar my life is to the blossoming of this...
Will You Be My Un-Valentine? Alternative Belonging

Will You Be My Un-Valentine? Alternative Belonging

Alternative belonging. It’s where my thoughts go, the day before Valentines. Ah Valentines. The flower giving, chocolate eating, marriage proposal, gift giving, dinner out frenzy. I think about all the people for whom none of that will happen. A day in which...
Please Come Out to Play. Health Benefits of Nature

Please Come Out to Play. Health Benefits of Nature

Play isn’t just for kids and neither is time in nature. Remember as a kid when your days were spent outside, as many hours as you could manage? There you explored the world, often by foot, or on a bike. Much of what we did was good for us, but of course we didn’t know...
Say, Have You Worked Out That Emotional Core Lately?

Say, Have You Worked Out That Emotional Core Lately?

I have come to think of resiliency as our emotional core. Just like our physical core, it needs regular attention. If you have ever tried to get back into your fitness regimen after a few weeks holiday or after being sick, it is readily apparent that your body is not...
Happiness On A Budget, As Not Seen On Social Media

Happiness On A Budget, As Not Seen On Social Media

Happiness on a budget, there’s something we don’t talk much about. If we are to believe what we see on social media, everyone else is out there enjoying the most fabulous vacations, trips and experiences. What we see less of are the low key, low cost but no less...