Evolution in a time of Corona and an Industrial Revolution

“force′ of habit. n. behavior occurring without thought and by virtue of constant repetition; habit.” When physically going to church was still a thing, during a sermon, one of the pastors at our church told the following anecdote: A couple was newlywed and being lovers of food, they splurged on a fully outfitted kitchen with…

Clean Eating Tips for the Beginner

To have a healthy relationship with food means that one is able to eat for the reasons of physiological rather than emotional hunger and to stop eating at a point when the body and mind are truly satisfied. In order to have a healthy relationship with food, one must first have permission to eat. Our…

Harness the Power of the Stories in you

“Accept yourself, your strengths, your weaknesses, your truths, and know what tools you have to fulfill your purpose.” Steve Maraboli Most leaders are accustomed to dealing with one crisis or the other. Despite this, the Corona Virus Pandemic has presented an unparalleled level of crisis for our generation’s business leaders. I am privileged to be…

Fertility, Equality, Biology and George Orwell’s Animal Farm

“Feminism is not a dirty word… it means you believe in equality” – Kate Nash  What Kate Nash says here is what I believe. I believe that being a feminist is simple. It means that I believe in the social, economic and political equality of the sexes. My boss thinks it means I support women…

Harnessing the Power of Criticism

source “The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” – Norman Vincent Peale My friends and I had the most hilarious conversation some time ago about the most horrible things/back-handed compliments and all-round mean things people have said to each of us over the…

Raising Children in the Diaspora

Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation ~ C. Everet Koop, M.D. Raising children has never been easy. Before the days of the global village, family was, at the furthest, a bus ride away. When one had a child, your mother would be there to hold your…

If I Should Have A Daughter by Sarah Kay

This week I am missing my mum. I don’t mean in the heart-wrenching “why are you not here” way. Just in the quiet, I wish you were here so I could tell you all my little things way. It made me go back in time in search of this poem.  If, like me, you have…

In Closing – Becoming

It took me a really long time but I finally finished Michelle Obama’s book, Becoming. It was a heavy, multi-layered, slow read that required me to pause and think deeply a lot. I don’t think it’s everyone’s cup of tea but despite some initial doubts, it turned out to be mine. About a third into…

I Can’t Be SuperWoman Today

‘You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the…