Graduation Rituals

Graduation Rituals

Stepping into the new chapter in life is always challenging. Sometimes it’s planned and intentional, sometimes it’s unexpected and painful. Sometimes we fight against the change, we want the “old” back. Sometimes we grieve. Sometimes we just want to move forward and forget the “before”. Sometimes we transition over slowly, sometimes the change is immediate.…

What’s wrong with me?!

What’s wrong with me?!

When I was a child, I was considered to be a super smart daughter of a very poor family — and as a result, I was always lonely. My classmates couldn’t figure out what to do with my always working crazy mind, and I couldn’t figure out what to do with their “childish” behavior. (Who wants…

Focus Triggers

Focus Triggers

I have to admit it’s not easy to focus here while I’m writing these words. Although I’m sitting in my home office, there are too many distractions. My youngest boy is sleeping in the room next to me, and there’s a good chance he wakes up in only a few minutes.My eldest son is watching…

Role Models: Look Back!

Role Models: Look Back!

Continuing in the vein of inspiring leaders of our time and of my sector, my earlier thoughts on Bill Gates’ Think Week, have run on to Steve Jobs’ comments on some of his approaches to business and the insights into his success with Apple. One of Steve Jobs’ quotations which resonates with me is this: ‘You…

Role Models: Think Time

Role Models: Think Time

In the busy schedule of everyday life full of work and family commitments, it can be hard to fit in time to do something for yourself. We often feel guilty about taking time out, even for our personal care necessities, like taking a little exercise or stopping to eat a proper lunch. We are driven not…

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