Inspiration

  • 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...

  • Creating a relationship with money that works for you

    Money in our world is hot topic and often a complicated one. There are many ‘experts’ out there who have different information and wisdom about ways to manage money, create wealth and maintain financial stability. Do you also consider...

  • What is your innovation?

    Have you noticed that there is a cumbersome way of thinking within our society which chooses how we think, believe and live? Do we sometimes take the easy way and accept what we are being told, without questioning the...