Maybe it is because I attended two funerals in two weeks, maybe because someone in our street took their own life last week, maybe because I caught up with my closest friend this week for the first time in eight years and I know I left it way too long. Maybe it is less recentContinue reading “Thinking”
I have attended two funerals in the last two weeks and learned a neighbour of ours took their own life which really made me reflect on the fragility of life. So I sat in the little yellow beach hut and wrote a brief thought about fearing what might happen and hoping what might happen inContinue reading “Fear of nothing, hope for nothing and be happier”
I am writing this in my little yellow beach hut after a week of travel. A week of networking and listening to customers share their stories. I was in Zurich for a week with work meeting hundreds of customers. The experience was overwhelming at times. The week was a great time to learn and growContinue reading “Reflecting on a week in Zurich”
I wanted to share a summary of a series of book written by the greatest living philosopher Nassim Nicholas Taleb. He created the Incerto series, which is 5 separately published books. Fooled by randomness, The black swan, the bed of procrustes and Anti Fragile. Anyway firstly I urge you to read fooled by randomness, inContinue reading “Incerto Series; Fooled by randomness”
Today I want to write about pity and specifically self pity. We all have experienced what Hamlet described as “slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” Whether it be an accident or some unfortunate set of circumstances most of us can say we have suffered in some way. Some worse that others but we rarely getContinue reading “Why me? why not me?”
Am I positive labelling by writing that most that read this blog want to be better?. Be that better at their jobs, better parents or just better people. I think this is a safe space for us to confront the darker sides of our nature. In all of us there lives an urge, for hearingContinue reading “Resist the urge”
I have not slept that well this week. So I thought I would write as I burned the midnight oil. I was watching the news and seeing the terrible situation in Ukraine and they interviewed a guy who said he would stand til the end and never cower to the oppressor. That act of defianceContinue reading “Ukraine, the lion in winter”
So it’s world book day tomorrow, a big deal in my household. I love a sense of occasion, so here is how I celebrate this day and my #1 passion Books and reading. In these difficult times with 24 hour news showing depressing horrible news. I have further sought the healing and respite of booksContinue reading “March 3rd: World book day tomorrow”
It was Aristotle who wrote “Knowing yourself is the beginning of wisdom” and I have for 47 years now been on that journey. So when I noticed something it was interesting to reflect on. I have been angrier of late, less patient, more prone to react, prone to get caught up in other people’s dramas.Continue reading “When the universe speaks, you listen”
I have not written for over a month. Well not written on here anyway, ironically I have wrote more in the last 30 days then in a long time which might be somewhat of an excuse for my absence. I am a great proponent of the pithy maxim from Benjamin Disraeli which said “never complain’Continue reading “Wisdom on the road to recovery”
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