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Are you climbing the right ladder?

Are you climbing the right ladder?

People of my demographic group are reaching what most would consider the mid-life point. I personally had to go through a transition myself and this was triggered by a family issue that opened up a lot of other things that were consciously buried for decades in the name of survival. It was a year of re-evaluation and questioning of my achievements, failures, relationships, values, priorities, etc. It was really tough because I also learned to forgive and be gentle with ...

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Embracing Transitions

Embracing Transitions

I have been back in Sydney for 2.5 weeks and at work for two weeks. The adjustment period went quite smoothly and I am glad to be back. I have also observed how I have managed to consolidate what I have learned over the past year and my perspectives on a number of things have definitely changed. I have read four books since I returned and one of these is about transitions written by William Bridges. The book notes that ...

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The Joys of Focusing on the Moment

The Joys of Focusing on the Moment

I set myself a personal challenge in my recent trip to the USA and it is to learn to focus on the moment more. This has been something I am working on over the past few years and there is no better way to apply it than when one travels for a much needed rest and recreation. It required a conscious effort on my part to significantly lessen my need to plan for everything and brought so many benefits.

It gave ...

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It is all about balance

It is all about balance

Today I am writing the second anniversary entry for Summit Thoughts. It has been a wonderful two years and I continue to enjoy sharing my thoughts with people with the hope that it can help them think and reflect. I would like to sincerely thank you for your continued support. I recently finished reading the book written by Bronnie Ware a palliative care nurse on the Top Five Regrets of the Dying. It was a very interesting read but there ...

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Putting money where my mouth is

Putting money where my mouth is

My father was diagnosed with an aggressive type of cancer in its early stages in January. He has successfully gone through six cycles of chemotherapy and we are all optimistic with his recovery. The cancer is concentrated in one body part and thankfully the smaller tumours “disappeared” because of the treatment save for the “mother tumour” which has shrunk in size. He will now have to undergo radiation treatment to finally say good-bye to this remaining blob. My sisters have ...

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