To continue with our analogy in Part 1, we need to remove the banana skin. And the banana skin is the thought. Firstly, if you keep thinking, “Oh Johnny never appreciates me,” do you honestly know that is true? Are you in his head, composing his thoughts? And can Johnny, who has not yet […]
“How sharper than the serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child…” (William Shakespeare)
If ever I could be labelled as a groupie, it would have to be of the great bard himself, even though he has long since shuffled off his mortal coil. The wisdom in the man, the […]
Blank screen, blank canvass, blank space, blank you …
We have all been there. You have to honour your commitment and deliver the goods, be it writing, art, musical composition or whatever, but no matter how long you stare at the space waiting to be filled, nothing but nothing comes forth.
It’s in times […]
A friend falls out with you. Your attempts to contact her, let alone continue engaging in what was once a warm and open exchange of friendship, are met with stony silence.
Upholding a self-image is unnecessary high maintenance.
Understanding that we are the believer of our thoughts, explains the mask or image that we outwardly portray. The underlying obsession that we all have mirrors the self-image. And to this image we add the perceptions of others as they relay the story of ourselves to us. […]
If the needle on your internal mood barometer is pointing towards gloomy, just move it to the bright forecast and feel how those dark clouds of despondency begin to lift.
Unless you are a master of control who denies your face the liberty of expressing your moods, your facial muscles are usually the first to […]
Whenever I raise my aversion to competition and the incessant promotion of its so-called virtues, such as being healthy for society, I am somewhat bemused by the general response advocating that it’s an essential precursor to motivation.
Life has an uncanny skill of launching curve balls and even though you may squirm with repulsion at the resultant change on your doorstep, you’ll be surprised at how often those curve balls bear peachy fruits.
Caste your mind back to the last time you felt like the rug had been pulled from under your […]
How many of us make the time and space to exercise our creativity?
Clarissa Pinkola Estés (author of Women Who Run with Wolves) draws a comparative analogy between creative expression and faeces. Yes, you read correctly. The similarity comes in the regularity of outlet. If you do not give both regular outlet, Estés believes you […]
Once you’ve listed what you like about yourself, write down what you like, all your likes – what makes you happy? This part ties in with the lifestyle you desire. Do you gravitate towards the tailored, smart look or the jeans and T-shirt look? Do you prefer working as a team player or a lone […]