There is not a corner of this earth that isn’t profoundly affected by the virus. My nephew and his wife live and work at a luxury safari lodge deep in South Africa. {Instagram: matt_fly} Nothing but veld and stunning wild animals surround …

We Are One Tribe. Read More »

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If you listen to anyone who is experiencing a terrible situation (tornado, serious illness, job loss) any my-life-went-off-a-cliff moment, you will notice how often they say, I just wish, or, I just want… Suddenly, the tiniest, taken-for-granted things become the most important. Trauma concentrates …

Covid-19 and Living in the Time of… I Just. Read More »

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Last week I heard a quote: If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. I wanted to leap up and applaud. Although I had never heard that saying by Dr. W. Dyer, it encapsulates precisely …

Changing Your Viewpoint Can Make You Happier! Read More »

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It had been years since I’d seen my South African family. As we sat around my parent’s dinner table, we took our usual stroll down memory lane—more like a hike of the entire province. Later that night, a thought struck …

Stop Buying Stuff and Start Doing Stuff. Read More »

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We have all witnessed someone close to us suffering through terrible times. In those dark days, it is often words that provide the first salve to shattered emotions. We desperately want to pluck the perfect words out of the air …

What to Say to Someone Who is Going Through a Difficult Time. Read More »

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It’s time to introduce a new law. Every single person who wishes to shop in a brick & mortar store must have a valid “Pushing License”—as in pushing a cart / trolley. Raise your hand if you have ever wanted …

My New Law Requiring All Shoppers Have A Valid Cart/Trolley Pushing License. Read More »

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Once, when I was in my mid-twenties, I refused to host a dinner party because I didn’t have a dinner service with ten matching place settings. I could easily have mixed two smaller (but different) sets, yet I fell headfirst …

The tyranny of the Perfection Trap and 3 simple rules to tame it. Read More »

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Years ago, on arriving in the USA, I found myself “interviewing” doctors to ensure I had professionals lined up for annual physicals, dental cleanings, eye checks, etc.—heady days, indeed. All these years later, the faces blur together except for one …

Using the Intoxicating Power of Eye Contact to Make Real Connections. Read More »

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January 31, the day New Year resolutions fade away, and bad habits creep back on little kitten paws, so quietly we barely know they’ve returned until they swallow us whole. Forget healthy eating, getting enough sleep, or color-coding your socks, …

Stop comparing yourself to others; breaking the comparison habit and changing our reactions. Read More »

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With brick & mortar stores going the way of the dinosaur, wouldn’t you think those stores would be doing everything to keep their instore customers happy?  And yet we, the paying customers, are still being forced into unpaid jobs in …

Self-checkout: why am I doing your job? The death of customer service is the beginning of your unpaid job. Read More »

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