#FeesMustFall and the #NationalShutDown: Reflections on a social media feed

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

5 ways to make progress on difficult days: Why list-making rocks

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

When faced with the diagnosis of a terminal illness and breaking the news: Four points to consider

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

A Case of the Winter Blues: Recognising, Treating, and Protecting Yourself Against Seasonal Depression

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

Valuing yourself in the age of social media

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