It was recommended by a wise woman recently for me to read the Kahlil Gibran piece titled “On Children”. It concludes with the following: “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He Bends you with His..
We all as individuals deal with a crisis in our own way. Given social distancing requirements enacted (to minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19), there is even greater need in which to work out how as individuals we intend to manage ourselves with the challenges presented. With many individuals working from home, social isolation is..
In the face of loss, the experience of grief can be profound. In the shock of being confronted with the reality of losing someone or something that holds significant personal value to you the impact can be intense. It can be the loss of a person, relationship or career that may trigger grief. Everyone reacts..
I was speaking to a peer the other day in conversation about motherhood, and she pointed out that “by the time boys are 13 years old the physical affection they are used to having as a child decreases exponentially”. I’ve got three boys aged 6, 4 and 1.5 years and I was struck by the..
“A brave man steps forward courageously into the shadows of the unknown and discovers who they are in those moments”. If you do an internet search for ‘men’s health’ the first thing you come across are sites regarding fitness and image. However, to really get to the core of ‘men’s health’ it is more..
To evolve is to change. You may believe that you are subject to change; that things are outside of your control (determinism). Alternatively, you may believe that you create change; that you are the master of your actions (free will). Regardless, change is happening whether you like it or not. Impermanence, also called ‘Anitya’, is..
#MeToo is gaining incredible traction as a forum for women who’ve experienced abuse, assault or sexual harassment. The Harvey Weinstein scandal appears to have been the catalyst for this movement. Perhaps it is the tip of the iceberg, whereby a critical mass has been reached of realization of the scope of this insidious problem that..
Integrity is the cornerstone of having a clear conscience and therefore feeling and living a lighter life. So what keeps your feeling integrous? It usually boils down to keeping agreements that you’ve made with yourself or others. If you break these agreements you’ll more than likely feel guilty (i.e. your conscience telling you you’re not..
If you’ve been working on an attitudinal or behavioural shift by using tools like meditation for a while you may already be experiencing increased space in your response to things that used to cause you pressure, stress or anxiety. I’ve recently remembered that these tools like meditation and physical exercise, taking up a hobby and..
Life can be a juggernaut that makes constant demands on your attention. The necessity of managing these demands requires some reflection on what you value and therefore prioritize. What really matters to you? To address this, your first need to ground yourself – to really connect with what matters. You can go as deep as..