Aging – ‘Embracing your Age’

Aging Introduction: The Myth of Aging Gracefully If I hear one more time how gracefully I have aged, I will vomit through my gracefully aged mouth.  Aging gracefully, according to Google, is a euphemism for looking old but still holding on.    The Obsession with Youth The biggest ‘insultment’ (my son’s coinage of insult when […]

Forgiveness: The Path to Healing and Personal Growth

Forgiveness My belief is that we all have a theme in our lives that guides and protects us. It is helpful to identify and recognise that theme. This is not easy. One’s theme may be the ‘mothership’ with satellites splintering into smaller themes. For example, ‘I am not worthy of love’ may splinter into, ‘I am […]

Does your body language access your inner Biden or Trump?

Analysing body language during the Presidential debate The recent debate between Biden and Trump provoked arguments on all levels. My interest, apart from the obvious content, is analysing the body language of both candidates. The debate enforced my research and beliefs that body language maketh the man – or in this case ‘un maketh the […]

The Hybrid Model

The Hybrid Model For most of us, 2022 has been a challenging year. Post-traumatic stress from Covid-chaos, the economy, war in Ukraine, loadshedding… We have all been impacted by the adversities of life. The new way of work that most companies have implemented, the Hybrid Model, has created new challenges. Heart warming as the reconnection […]

Silence and Solitude

Silence and Solitude – the Ying to life’s yang of chaos and adversity Why do I choose to go to the middle of nowhere for one week every year? My annual road trip takes me passed Colesberg to a Silent Zen Retreat. -7 degrees in the morning, rustic accommodation, 6-7 hours of daily meditation, self-catering […]

Virtual Intelligence

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” Leon C. Megginson The “new normal” has become just normal. Most of us have adapted to working remotely. The skills to navigate the virtual world has become a necessity. […]

2020 – End of Year Reflection

  Time to say Goodbye 2020 End of Year Reflection The year 2020 has been a year that went from Dragons and Despair to Dandelions and Dawns. Two quotes that summarise the year for me: “The only way to catch your breath, is to lose it completely” Taylor Knott Gregson I “lost my breath” more […]

Communication – A Neanderthals vs. Cro-Magnon

Communication A Neanderthals versus Cro-Magnon – A Key to Success A long long time ago, in a land far away (in what is now called Europe, but then was called ‘here’ in the local dialect), some Cro-Magnon type hunter gatherers, loping along in search of a juicy piglet, came across some other, even uglier, hunter […]

How To Be Human In An Epidemic

A while back I wrote an article ‘How to be human in the 4th Industrial Revolution’. In these Tolkien/Steven King times, I want to add to that. Not because I believe I know the answers… I don’t even know the question. I am no more equipped than anyone else – I just want to be […]

How To Be Human

Fourth Industrial Revolution. VUCA… Is it only me that feels bewildered, slightly confused, anxious and increasingly bored with all the doom and gloom that is happening in the world? Every day there is a new leadership theory, royal conspiracies, complex coaching models that we are exposed to. Amidst all the chaos and egos, it is […]