I was at a workshop on Indigenous awareness and cultural sensitivity recently which brought to mind a different perspective on gratitude. The benefit of practicing gratitude is that you re-wire your brain which shifts how you deal with the day-to-day business of living. In the workshop the facilitator shared a story of how some Indigenous… Continue reading Connect The Dots – Practice Gratitude
Part of my morning routine is to listen to music be it a rural village or major city. Music is powerful. It taps into a place inside of us that stirs up emotions. It can take us on a journey to the depths of despair, sadness, anger, happiness and hope. What I listen to on… Continue reading Choose Inspiration
In India I worked long days. They were filled with business meetings, proposal writing, negotiating contracts and delivering training. It was fulfilling and challenging work. Almost every day I set the intention to play street footie (soccer) outside the office with a colleague. Sometimes if the neighbourhood kids were around we would set-up small teams.… Continue reading Play
The Problem: The Workplace I read an article recently on why some women undermine other women in the workplace. I was struck by the conclusion: Women undermine other women not so much because of gender but because of workplace conditions. I disagree. Some women undermine other women because of the influence of patriarchy and impact… Continue reading Why Women Undermine Women & What To Do About It.
I have witnessed the RAGE of women. Ashley Judd epitomized this when reciting the words of Nina Donovan at the Women’s March on January 21, 2017. With those words I recognized my women friends, colleagues, strangers and myself. As much as we have tried to drown, ignore, or work through the RAGE, it is still… Continue reading Rage
A few years ago I found myself being interviewed for a job in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I was struggling back then. I literally lived from pay-cheque to pay-cheque chasing after the next gig to keep myself going. My savings had been depleted. I moved around like a nomad not only within… Continue reading My Story: The Conflict Within.