Many an impassioned and thought-provoking piece has been written about the recent #FeesMustFall social uprising. This week I wanted to share with you a selection of posts about the recent #FeesMustFall protests taken from my social media feed, as well as some of my thoughts around this complex and layered issue. Students and the youth of countries, including Apartheid South … Continue reading #FeesMustFall and the #NationalShutDown: Reflections on a social media feed
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, and unable to get through what feels like a mountain of to-dos?
In this week’s blog post I will share with you one of the simplest yet most effect methods for gaining a sense of control and achievement when faced with a lot to get through. List-making. Continue reading 5 ways to make progress on difficult days: Why list-making rocks
Do you often feel pressured for time, find yourself rushing from one obligation to the next, and never quite seem to find time to decompress? In this week’s blog post, I will share five free techniques for creating some much-needed breathing space in your life. Continue reading 5 ways to achieve inner-peace
Humans crave certainty in an uncertain world. One way of handling uncertainty is by blaming. While blaming helps create a sense of certainty, it also comes at a high price. Do you think the price of blaming is ultimately too high? A dear friend of mine recently lost three friends in a motor vehicle accident. … Continue reading Why forgive? 3 expensive pitfalls of blaming
Last week we lost Hollywood novelist, #JackieCollins (the Santangelo novels, Hollywood Wives), to #breastcancer. While Jackie kept her battle with cancer from her sister, Joan, what would you do if faced with the reality of a terminal illness? Continue reading When faced with the diagnosis of a terminal illness and breaking the news: Four points to consider
Have you ever found yourself feeling down, demotivated, and uninspired during the winter months? Only to find yourself automatically shift gears into a more energised, optimistic and engaged state of mind when spring comes around? YOU ARE NOT ALONE! In this blog post I will explain the well-documented phenomenon that results in this seasonal fluctuation … Continue reading A Case of the Winter Blues: Recognising, Treating, and Protecting Yourself Against Seasonal Depression
I believe that on a subliminal level many of us subscribe to the idea that we do not exist unless we are posting, and in turn receiving likes, comments, and shares on social media. Picture: Edvard Munch’s The Scream (1893) depicts the subject’s existential crisis experienced in fear and isolation. (Courtesy: Legomenon.com) Centuries ago, René … Continue reading Valuing yourself in the age of social media