Perspectives

Patterns and how we can identify and manage them

Patterns are so easy to accumulate and often so difficult to eliminate. We frequently get caught in stories, many times not our own, but if we are not diligent they can become our own – taking them on and absorbing them unconsciously. Patterns are everywhere we look: – in the environment that surrounds us –…

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Are you ready to Pivot?

‘In times of great change, the learners will inherit the Earth while those attached to old certainties will find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.’ Eric Hoffer. Being ready to ‘pivot’ requires a different mindset, a different resolve even. It is a choice between old and new story.  As…

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The Art of Seeing

One Sunday evening, I came upon a wonderful documentary about an exhibition being curated for The Met, New York featuring Chinese fashion and artefacts over the generations. The documentary focussed on the planning stages of the exhibition with the New York based curator and his engagement with key Chinese designers who were supplying the costumes,…

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The courage to ‘de-clutter’

We have spoken previously about life’s ‘curve balls’ and today I will share learnings from one of my own. By definition, such ‘unforeseen’ circumstances demand that you make decisions without being sure of the ‘right’ step or even the ‘first’ step – inaction is not an option. My physical home environment was proving to be…

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Shifting our Shadows, Shaping our Destiny

“Fate is a story that’s been written for you by somebody else. Destiny is a story that you write.” I was reading an article last weekend, and this caught my attention. It made me think – “What is the story I am writing for myself.?” And “What actions have shaped my story along my journey…

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The Elements of Greatness

As a tennis tragic I am currently in detox mode. The investment of time over January was, however, of great value. It provided the opportunity to be an observer of individuals defining or even redefining the elements of greatness. Furthermore, it provided some insightful clues, not only in how to find the elements of one’s…

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Buoyancy Rather Than Burnout in 2018

How do you find and maintain your ‘edge’ state? It’s easy to despair at all the bad news and horrific pictures that come at us daily, which can, if we are not discerning, impact our sense of equilibrium. But Roshi Joan Halifax, a renowned zen abbot and medical anthropologist, says this is a form of…

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The Choices We Make…..

We are all living our own ‘personal story’ – each with its ups and downs, low points and high points. I’d like you to think about the ‘theme’ which guides your story. Can you define it and why is it important to know what it is? When you lose sight of  the ‘you’ in your story…

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