Close to home

The fight against stress, anxiety and depression it a tough one. As with all disease, it is very personal. There are no rest days, no breaks. What makes mental illness even more challenging is that it betrays you. You can no longer trust yourself, your thinking, your decisions or your emotions. You easily feel out […]

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Underestimate

We do this often. We tend to favour an interpretation of reality that is slightly rosy. It’s a good thing. Without a default sunny disposition, we might be quite prone to despondence and lack of interest. The result is that we think quitting a bad habit will be easier than it actually is. The project […]

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Appreciating the other

It’s not obvious. What is obvious is our: our perspective, our interpretation, and our experience. It’s the way we engage the world. It’s the right way and the only way. This is true for you. It’s also true for me. This creates division. It doesn’t have to. The first and most powerful step we can […]

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Exposing the best

This is the mandate of mentors. Great mentors create environments in which their followers can flourish. By implication, it’s also their responsibility. Every interaction is an opportunity to expose the brilliance of the individual and showcase it to the world. This is tiresome and draining work. It requires focus and intention. Great leaders do this […]

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