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A new lease on life

A new lease on life

I feel like I have been born again by being given a new lease on life. I had to go through a series of rigorous tests with my cardiologist and GP over the past two months and have been given the ALL CLEAR. YAY! I was advised to rest and take proper time off when I am sick to give the body the chance to recover. The episode gave me a bit of a fright to be honest but it ...

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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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Things that people remember

Things that people remember

A few weeks ago, a loved one reached out to me with a concern about a potential title change at work. I asked her to reflect on what she considered important as a person. I could sense some anxiety on her part. I then asked my loved one if she remembered all my past titles at work and of course her answer was a resounding no.

Out of curiosity, I reached out to my mum and asked her if she remembered ...

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Consciously breaking away from insanity

Consciously breaking away from insanity

Today is the last day of summer. I look forward to one of my favourite seasons of the year – autumn! I find the change in colours amazing and observing trees’ falling leaves give me a sense of hope that the process of letting go will lead to a new lease on life when spring comes. Autumn reminds us of the need to let go in order to give birth to something new. I have been terribly busy at work ...

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Embracing imperfection to live more fully

Embracing imperfection to live more fully

I was a perfectionist. I wanted everything to be done perfectly well all the time and it has served me well because it delivered some great results and experiences. I did notice though that the drive for perfection caused me to be critical of myself and in most cases apply the same approach towards others and the world in general. It was not a very fun place to be because I was constantly on the lookout for things that were ...

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