Courage Vulnerability and Shame

Courage Vulnerability and Shame

  Is Vulnerability the antidote to shame? When  we are open, transparent and vulnerable we ‘expose’ what we may hide at other times.Shame exists because of keeping our vulnerability and other uncomfortable feelings secret. Brené Brown wrote ‘The Gifts of Imperfection’.She is also known for The TED Talk “The Power of Vulnerability” which you can [...]

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What is the Meaning of Freedom?

What is the Meaning of Freedom?

What does Freedom mean to you? A lot of people think money and things will give them Freedom. Viktor Frankl and Nelson Mandela are two men who showed us that freedom has nothing to do with ‘worldly riches‘. They managed to use their minds in a way that helped them survive extreme circumstance and help [...]

The Importance of Bees

The Importance of Bees

Are we appreciating bees for all the do on the planet? The Bee Movie is a fun film for all ages. Yes, it is animated and seems like entertainment for children. It also addresses important issues.  “Why does his life have less value than yours?” is one of the questions asked as the woman saves [...]

Accepting and welcoming all of ourselves

Accepting and welcoming all of ourselves

 We have at times different aspects of personality within ourselves. According to Transactional Analysis(TA) we have an adult, child and critical/loving parent. Debbie Ford in the books The Dark Side of the Light Chasers and The Shadow Effect writes about the different parts of ourselves and how to embrace and accept them all.   In the last few [...]

Play Good for Business and Success

Play Good for Business and Success

Is the time we play as adults just for fun or waste of time? What happens if we did not get enough play when we were children, did it affect our development? These are the questions Stuart Brown and Christopher Vaughan explore in the book: “Play How it shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and [...]

Time for Self Reflection

Time for Self Reflection

“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” Peter F. Drucker “By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” Confucius How much time do you get/take to be [...]

Taking time out for Well Being

Taking time out for Well Being

In this busy lifestyle of modern civilisation a lot of people don’t seem to find the time to take time out for their well being and to restore positivity. We are always doing the best we can at any given time. We don’t get up in the morning and say “I am going to be [...]

Forgiveness and Feelings

Forgiveness and Feelings

There are many teachings on forgiveness and possibly many layers. Forgiveness was one of the teachings of Jesus. He recommended to forgive 7 x 70. 26 years ago I wrote “I forgive … completely” 490 times and in regards to my mother I wrote it more than a thousand times. Even though I never told [...]

Authentic Marketing

Authentic Marketing

Authenticity can have many definitions.   In the book “Gifts of Imperfection“ by Dr. Brené Brown is one that I feel good about: “Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we are supposed to be and embracing who we are.” Here is some of what it means to me: tuning [...]