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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Yes you can. Yes we can.

I’m getting ready to speak at next week’s Young Women’s Social Entrepreneur dinner.  I think, as women, we beat ourselves up (not to mention other women) waaaay too much. So, just when it looks impossible … Just when folks are starting to laugh … Just when you’re doubting yourself … Just when you’re about to […]

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An archeologist is someone whose career lies in ruins

An archeologist is someone whose career lies in ruins ~ anonymous Love this twist on perspective.  It’s clever.  It’s humourous.  It points out, quite simply, how perspective can dramatically change the picture. ~~TGIF- each Friday I rejig & re-post a blog entry from my www.life-lenses.com blog, which is about enhancing our perspective & worldview.~~

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Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone – Neale Donald Walsch

What a mantra for a Go Life Lens™. Explore.  Experiment.  Search.  Seek. ~~TGIF- each Friday I rejig & re-post a blog entry from my www.life-lenses.com blog, which is about enhancing our perspective & worldview.~~  

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Social Innovation Safari

What do you get when you combine an Iraqi, 3 Kenyans, a Canadian & a person from Botswana?  A Social Innovation Safari of course. That’s my small group above.  From left to right: Elizabeth (Kenyan lawyer), Bestoon (healthy environment consultant from Iraq), moi, Tim (Kenyan IT guy), Peter (Amani coach, from Botswana), & Brizan (social […]

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Brave Leaps – create the life you want

I was recently interviewed for Tricia Hollyer’s Brave Leaps.  It was an intriguing task – reflecting on the footsteps that have led me to this wild, tropical path, this time & place, living in Africa. What’s a brave leap?  In part it’s a process of ‘navigating hope & fear.’ “As someone who takes refuge in […]

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When evil licks your heels- reflections on the Nairobi, Westgate terrorist attack

For the first time evil came (knowingly) close.  It’s licked my heels & those of friends & family. I could see the smoke billowing from the Westgate mall terrorist attack from my kids’ school.  For days I kept glued to my phone, SMS & Facebook feed for updates.  When I saw someone I knew here […]

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Training & development learning well October blog post round up

If you didn’t catch all the posts this month simply peruse & click what’s below. Here’s the Rock.Paper.Scissors’ monthly training & development round up for the month of October. Learn well in the training & development learning well. Dive deep into the learning well or take a small sip. Shower yourself in training & development […]

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Resources on culture, change & creativity, from an interview with Mozambican musician Wazimbo

In this month’s Rock.Paper.Scissors’ newsletter I interview Mozambican treasure, the musician Wazimbo & get his thoughts on culture, change & creativity.  (That’s him above.)  In this second blog post, I’ve included some resources related to the themes in our interview, including creativity, change, advice & more. Read the entire newsletter here or download a hard copy […]

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Culture, change & creativity, an interview with Mozambican musician Wazimbo

In this month’s Rock.Paper.Scissors’ newsletter I interview Mozambican treasure, the musician Wazimbo & get his thoughts on culture, change & creativity.  (That’s he & I above.)  Stay tuned for the next blog post where I’ll share some resources related to those themes, both serious & tongue in cheek. Read the entire newsletter here or download a […]

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