Perspectives

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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Social Media – is it time for a shift?

Social media started streaming onto our PC’s and into our lives in the early 90s. It gained huge following rapidly as everybody wanted everybody else to know about me, me, me (and me!) “Where can I be found, what am I looking for, who can I connect with?” became the new paradigm. Our thinking became…

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Attachments

A wonderful teacher of mine, the late Angeles Arrien, had the most insightful way of encapsulating pearls of wisdom. One that has stayed with me and serves as a constant reminder is: ” be focused on outcome but not attached to outcome”.  In essence we cannot control the outcome, as many unknown variables may occur,…

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Invent, Reinvent, Thrive

You’ve heard it all before. The world is changing. Nothing stays the same. Change is the only constant. One thing does stay the same. Solving complex problems and creating fresh opportunities for growth in a changing world begins with thinking differently. Call it creative thinking, thinking innovatively or just looking at things from a different…

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