Managing adversity

We all hit periods in our life where we are struck with varying degrees of adversity and stress.  I have just had my own personal ‘annus horribilis’ with a set of highly demanding challenges to negotiate.  We increasingly hear the word ‘resilient’ used to describe that capacity to manage ourselves during these periods. Though some people seem to be born… Read more →

Your Internal Compass

Since we inhabit a world where we are faced with so many external forces and expectations, we often fail to follow our conscience or what I’d like to call our ‘compass’.  Our behaviour is largely moulded by what we have learned from external authorities both in our past and present, and which have become internalised through repetition.  We are often… Read more →

Mindful Exams – how to succeed

We are now in touching distance of exam season which for so many adults is full of indelible scars from their own childhood where year after year, regimes of examinations were prevalent at this time of the year which were often about sitting in oppressive, soulless and sterile halls with the pressure to perform in that period of time only… Read more →