An eye for an eye…

Today's news coming out of New Zealand makes me sad. Not angry. Merely sad. Not just for the people's lives who were cut short, their families and a whole community. But for the perpetrators themselves. Hurt people hurt people. And it was a further reminder that there is real work to be done. Whenever things like this happen I do wonder what life must be like for the people holding the guns even though it's controversial to say out loud....

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4 ways of identifying people to surround yourself with

TRIBE. A term that's come into fashion over the last couple of years in the world of spiritual and self-development, particularly among women. My understanding of the term 'tribe' as all those people around you who 'have your back'. Bigger than a family but perhaps smaller than an entire community. In fact your 'tribe' can include both members of your family and members from a variety of different communities. The importance of surrounding yourself with the right people We've all...

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SPEECHLESS: A lesson in slowing down and getting grateful (again)

I lost my voice for the first time 2 weeks ago. It lasted 8 days (and thankfully not the 3 weeks the doctor said it could take to get it back). Day 1 = panic! Having never lost my voice before and otherwise feeling fine I got into an irrational state of ‘what if I never get it back?!’ I was forced to give up teaching 11 classes that week, had to delegate a work presentation and couldn’t verbally contribute...

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Confessions of a former Fitness Addict

Author: Livon Yeow / Photo credit: Bruno Nascimento. My longest workout streak to date is something like 12 days. That includes multiple workouts on the same day. Lunchtimes, after work, occasionally before work too. Did I have a problem? Of course not. I was just being super fit and healthy! Does this sound familiar, either to yourself or somebody you know? In fact, I was exercising so much by early 2015 that I injured myself and was forced out of action...

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