• Be more busy: When standing still leads to burnout

    In the self-help world, there are an abundance of techniques prescribed to help you to press pause, take time for yourself to rest and to take a step back from stressful jobs. And it seems all roads lead ultimately to: meditation. Meditation is fast becoming a catch-all, cure-all panacea as the western world is jumping on the meditation bandwagon and…

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    Friday Favourites – 29th June 2018

    I’ll confess. My plan to write the Friday Favourites as a means to continually drive myself forward has fallen by the wayside somewhat… And it’s only week one. To present my own defence, I have been working toward a marketing qualification and had an assignment deadline Thursday night, so almost everything else in my life has been put on hold.…

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    Why learn a language?

    For years I worked hard to learn a language: French. Until, around a year ago, I concluded that it was, in fact, a redundant effort. I had heard the classic arguments in favour of learning a language from friends, teachers, and in the media, over and again. All of which no longer seemed to hold true. I want to outline my…

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    Friday Favourites

    In an attempt to ensure that this blog does not become heavy reading, I’m introducing a lighter series that I have entitled ‘Friday Favourites’ (you’re thinking ‘how creative and original!’, I’m sure…). This series is a compilation of what I have discovered this week that has caught my attention. I hope it encourages you to expand your knowledge, and that…

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    18 for 2018

    Today is the Summer Solstice, which for those who (like me, up until 10 minutes ago) don’t know what this is, Neil DeGrasse Tyson has kindly tweeted an explanation: Happy June Solstice to all residents of planet Earth: Longest day of the year for north of the equator. Shortest for south of the equator. And for Equatorians, same old boring…

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