Consistency is more important than intensity

Have you ever talked with an artist or a painter about the creative process? I have – scores of times. Not to mention that I too create and observe how this magical process unfolds within myself. While creation and inspiration varies for all of us, do you know what remains the same? None of usContinue reading “Consistency is more important than intensity”

You won’t get the job if you take yourself too seriously

(The story below is based on true events, while working in Senegal) The recruitment day was going well. The head of HR was accompanied by a sales manager, and they were both satisfied with how things were moving forward. Their pre-selection process ensured that they were now interviewing their best candidates for the job (thatContinue reading “You won’t get the job if you take yourself too seriously”

My Top 10 Wellness Practices of 2020

This year I did more of some things and less of others… and it has made all the difference. This has been a year of letting go of control. A year of learning to deeply trust in the wisdom of what is unfolding for me, what is unfolding for all of us. Here’s a listContinue reading “My Top 10 Wellness Practices of 2020”

“Random” Acts of Kindness

I was going for a walk around my neighbourhood today. A pretty typical thing to do especially when you work at the computer. I needed to move the bones around and get the blood flowing. I was less on my phone and more present with my surroundings when I noticed the gate and the car.Continue reading ““Random” Acts of Kindness”

I am well. I am here. I’m willing to help if needed. YOU need only ask.

It is time to write to you again. If I have remained silent in the last while it is because the turbulence of things got to me too. I have made it through my own small storm to settle in the peace on the other side. And that peace is acceptance of what is. AndContinue reading “I am well. I am here. I’m willing to help if needed. YOU need only ask.”

In Praise of Mini-Retirements & How YOU can go on one too

I first read about this idea of mini-retirements in Tim Ferris’ book called the 4-hour work week. The idea stuck and I’ve been taking breaks between work contracts to travel and volunteer ever since. I for one do not want to wait until I’m 65 to enjoy discovering different activities and parts of the worldContinue reading “In Praise of Mini-Retirements & How YOU can go on one too”

A major cause of work stress…and it’s not what you think

Mental stress is defined as how events in one’s external or internal environment are perceived, resulting in the psychological experience of distress and anxiety (source). The question of perception and of our personal capacity to adapt and to welcome uncomfortable events and feelings means that different people can react to the same external or internalContinue reading “A major cause of work stress…and it’s not what you think”