Inspiration

  • How to live a wealthy life, even if you start with nothing

    How to live a wealthy life, even if you start with nothing

    Starting with nothing means you have infinite choice. You can choose to keep having nothing (or next to nothing), or you can choose to have everything that makes you wealthy. Before you tell yourself that everyone *except you* has...

  • 6 Resolutions to make 2019 your best year yet

    Self-improvement is a common theme at the beginning of a new year, with most people making New Year’s resolutions to improve their lives for the better. Whether it’s losing weight with a healthier diet and more exercise, spending less...

  • Language: A bridge or a weapon?

    Language: A bridge or a weapon?

    Most of us communicate with words. Often, we don’t give it too much thought and say what’s on our mind. Then there are the times when we want to choose our words carefully. This could be talking to an...

  • Beware the feeder(s) in your life

    There’s a lot of discussion about the ‘givers’ vs ‘takers’ in our lives. We already know who the givers are: the people who are ‘others-focused’, who provide support and value with no strings attached. And we know the takers...

  • The importance of finding your voice (at work and in social settings)

    We all struggle at times with revealing intimate parts of ourselves, especially when we cannot predict what the reaction or outcome will be. However, with communication breakdowns cited by therapists as the top reason for marriage problems, 72% of...

  • Can money buy you happiness?

    Everyone’s got an opinion on money and so often we hear things like, ‘it’s the root of all evil’ or ‘it can’t buy you happiness’. But is that necessarily true? Why does money get such a bad rap? I...

  • How to protect yourself financially when you start living with a new partner

    Over the past ten years, I’ve met many women (and men) struggling with an unwelcome STD received from a once-loving partner. It happened because they felt awkward raising a subject that could dampen the mood—it felt ‘dirty’ to talk...

  • 5 Tips to deal with toxic people

    Dealing with toxic people can really take the wind out of your sails. While most of us (hopefully) have colleagues, clients and other relationships that are 99% enjoyable, that 1% of unpleasantness, or that one person that causes grief,...

  • International day of the girl: Who are you calling vulnerable?

    International day of the girl: Who are you calling vulnerable?

    A few years ago I was working in Uganda for an international NGO delivering a range of aid programs throughout the country. One day I asked our cleaner – a young woman around 20-years-old – if she was interested...