Hang out in your head & reflect, then get up off the couch & take action. Rinse. Repeat.

  There’s a time to speak & a time to listen. There’s a time to reflect & a time to act   Last week was for reflection. Today’s for action.   Based on a traumatic incident I had while in the ICU, in the first of this 3 series post I talked about the power […]

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There’s a time to tell your own story & a time to hear others

There’s a time to speak & a time to listen, There’s a time to tell your own story & a time to hear others, There’s a time to take a break because you can & a time to take a break because you have to, There’s a time to reflect & a time to act. […]

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I was okay until I wasn’t. Reflections from the intensive care unit.

I was okay until I wasn’t. As I was rushed to emergency I stared at the ambulance ceiling, scared & confused. I thought I’d had the flu yet a week in intensive care later, I was treated for kidney & blood infections. My blood had become poisoned.   Fast forward. I’ve composed this post to […]

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Intercultural communication- When up is down & down is up

Have you ever been in a situation where up seemed down & vice versa, where the ‘rules’ didn’t seem to apply? As I was waiting to upgrade my mobile phone chip recently I looked down at the ticket stub the agent had given me to indicate where I was in the queue – number 098. […]

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The danger of a single story

  As a young Nigerian student who had travelled to the US to study, Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie came face to face with something we all encounter many times throughout our lives – a single story. Let me explain.   Chimamanda arrived to the US and met her new roommate, a roommate who was shocked […]

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What do you do when you realize your kid’s spring break starts today & not in a week as you’ve planned?

Flashback to last week.  After a who’s on first type of conversation with a teacher, the air was sucked out of my gut faster than a cheetah chasing it’s prey & all the hairs on my arm stood at attention while I had a slight taste of bile in my mouth.   I had just […]

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A Debate Between An Atheist And A Christian Has Quite A Surprising Result (via Upworthy)

These small clay hands & found stone ‘heart’ sit on my desk. For we all want to hold & be held with love. I originally found this illuminating video on Upworthy. It’s a debate between an atheist & a Christian. Check it out. Especially at this time of year, we could all do with a […]

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Watch how these skeletons bring out biases

Love love love this. Diversity & Inclusion – Love Has No Labels

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An Open Letter to Feminist Trolls – perspective busting thanks to Melissa A. Fabello

Warning; the video below is incisive, perspective busting & funny. Oh & it has some strong language. ‘Funny how I’m only a bitch when I’m mis-behaving.’ It’s by Melissa A. Fabello ‘a sex educator with a specialty in body image, as well as a fierce feminist activist.’ Enjoy. ~~TGIF- each Friday I rejig & re-post […]

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Dustin Hoffman’s perspective on women altered because of Tootsie

If you’re, ahem, of a certain age, you’ll likely recall Dustin Hoffman’s famous role in the Oscar-winning, movie Tootsie. He plays an out-of-work actor who dresses up as a woman to land a job. The movie was a landmark for him. It radically altered his perspective, saying in the interview below “There are too many […]

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