The one book that can change your life

In a few short weeks, the needle of hope will turn to its annual high, the world collectively ushering in a new year, and with it – hopefully – new dreams that turn to reality. At the same time, aside from a few dissenters (aren’t there always?), there will also be those that move nonchalantly […]

What will you do with your 100%?

There’s something wonderful about the number 100%, isn’t it? Just hearing it calms the mind, soothes the soul, unclenches the jaw. It sounds comforting and reassuring, like few things in life do.  But in reality, underneath all that heart-softening goodness is a hard, logical, mathematical concept. And somewhere along the way we’ve confused this fact […]

The danger of using good books to get better

I have loved many things in this life, mostly people, some ideas, but also things. One of my fierce childhood loves that still holds a place in my heart are books by Agatha Christie. Reading those books is one of my fondest memories of childhood, and to this day I own the very same copies […]

If you’re scared of being left behind

  S – step forward (stuck and scared keeps you still) T – tackle what you’ve been avoiding A – allow room for mistakes R – rise up, again T – time—longer than you want—is essential, so give it M – mindset matters O – over and over is how we learn V – validate […]

If we cannot say no, then yes loses its meaning

  Who are we kidding? We’ve all done it; to impress, to be polite, to please, to gain something later, because we think we don’t have a choice, to avoid a scene, to shut them up, or as a lie for the moment. But if we cannot say no, then yes loses its meaning. I […]

The crowd loves being a crowd

While thinking about others, it’s a natural tendency to compare ourselves to them, what they’re thinking of us, and our place among them as we perceive it. We seek reassurance we have a place to belong. There’s strength and safety in numbers, and following the crowd makes life so much easier. Sometimes it rubs the […]