2 September

8 tips to simplify your life

    Simple in actions and in thoughts, you return to the source of being – Lao Tzu Twenty-four hours in the day is usually not enough time for most of us. How do we find time for ourselves? The simplification tips I offer here may appear to border on the mundane. We can look […]

11 August

Life doesn’t just happen to us – we make choices all the time

Many years ago, I worked on a regular basis with Ron who taught me how to meditate. I realize now he taught me so much about life as well, in particular the power of choice. I was in my late 20s, in a high-powered (at least I thought so) consulting job and was full with […]

17 July

The wisdom in our bodies and why it matters

  If you can see it, you can manage it. If you can’t see it, you will be managed by it – Bob Anderson A few weeks back, I had a conversation with someone important to me. The conversation started in the land of easy and checking in with each other. Then one comment from my […]

1 July

Lessons from a Jack Russell – what my dog gets right in his philosophy on life

  I have a 5-year old Jack Russell terrier. He’s a terrific companion with seemingly endless energy and a positive outlook on life. Watching him sunbathe in the garden last week, it occurred to me that he has some great habits that are worth adopting. Here are a few of them that I believe translate from […]

19 June

How overwhelm brought me to a new to-do list system

    I’m an organizer and planner so I do love a good to-do list. Ask my friends and family and they will tell you I am a safe pair of hands – things get done when I am involved. But in the last year, my to-do list has increasingly become unruly and I felt […]

11 June

Assumptions – and how they are the undoing of us all

In a workshop last week, a senior manager realized that she’d been holding onto a serious assumption about the sales department. Unconsciously, she had assumed that sales people were so different from the rest of the company (mostly developers), and that they weren’t interested in participating in certain company initiatives aimed at improving staff engagement. […]

19 May

What I’ve learnt in the first year of running my business

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  Mark Twain Belgrave Street has been trading for one year. And […]

30 April

Let us choose compassion when faced with other’s mental illness

This blog is inspired by my friend who coming to terms with her depression with courage and grace. May the world be a more compassionate place to support your understanding, acceptance and recovery. There are several taboo topics in both life and the workplace. Along with politics, religion and sex, any discussion about mental illness […]

18 March

Why it matters that we bring all of ourselves to work

  Do you bring your full, messy, glorious human self to work? I often don’t. But I really want to. I realize that I’ve had this strongly held belief for many years that you couldn’t bring your full self to work — as it wasn’t the done thing. In fact, you’d probably be punished for […]

3 March

Is “always on tech” eroding our capacity for empathy?

    “It’s time to touch hearts not touch screens” Lior Frenkel of undigitize.me There is a picture doing the rounds on social media of a man standing on a train station platform surrounded by people with their heads down and fully focused on their phones. He doesn’t have a phone. He’s looking out ahead […]