An unusual Happy Valentine’s Day gift for you based on a true story with a twist

  In Europe keys are given on Saint Valentine’s Day to unlock hearts. On this day, a day of love & of celebrating affection & tenderness I’m giving you a key. A particular type of key.   A key that’s meant to unlock difficult situations, particularly those where love, affection & tenderness are not central. […]

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A Gift For You: May the Music Move You

  No matter how you choose to celebrate this time of year, may you find peaceful pockets of tranquility, balanced with enough adventure to get your adrenaline zinging & zipping along.   It’s been an honour to share my musings with you this year & I’m looking forward to more next year. Come along with […]

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Why You Need To See Anew & Find Another Perspective

  Even though you know that today’s problems won’t get resolved by the same approaches you’ve taken in the past …   Even though you know the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results (attributed to Albert Einstein) …   Even though you know all this, […]

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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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