politics

Politics

August 25, 2014

Politics is about understanding how decisions are made, how resources are allocated and who is in a position to help. For many of us, political behaviour feels like the covert way some people seek to manipulate outcomes – it is not to be trusted. What follows is a way of looking at politics that can…

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passion and courage

Passion and courage as keys to change

August 18, 2014

(French) COEUR (heart) + RAGE (rage) = Rage of the heart. Courage as rage of the heart, and passion as an intense enthusiasm for something, are the rocket-fuel for change. We live in a time when complacency is common practice, when fear has diminished our responsibility to one another. If you want to take a…

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Overcoming past patterns/bad habits

August 11, 2014

I come from a family that thinks exercising is what you do when you pick up your glass of good red wine and pause in heated conversation to take a sip. My mother used to think that getting red and sweaty couldn’t possibly be good for you. Some 14 years ago, I decided I was…

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listening

Listening

August 4, 2014

We all have times when we don’t always listen well when others are speaking. Our thoughts may wander onto another topic, such as an urgent appointment, pressing personal issues, or where to go for lunch. If you really want to make a difference in the world, then learning to listen well is one of the…

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