There is great comfort in knowing that it is never too late to pursue your creative dreams.
Hefty course fees may pose a barrier to a degree or other university qualification, but they are no longer a barrier to learning from some of the world's leading educators. The number of online courses has surged. Stanford, MIT and Berkeley are just a few of the universities that have made lectures and courses available… Continue reading Learning for life- and it's free
Why is it so hard to allow ourselves to be vulnerable? Are we afraid others will find us somehow lacking, that we are not perfect? The messages surrounding us all point to the possibility of perfection, weight, looks, career etc but the reality is that there is no such thing- we live in an imperfect… Continue reading Courage and the path to connection
Stumbled upon a wonderful discussion between Sir Ken Robinson and Eckhart Tolle- you would be hard pressed to find two more forward thinking and enlightened people to bring together to chew over the meaning of life. Although Eckhart takes a wee while to warm up, the video is well worth watching, exploring the themes in… Continue reading Finding your 'Element'
In one of life's weird coincidences, I recently encountered two people in the space of two weeks, who had studied nonviolent communication (NVC). I was intrigued. Apparently NVC is a method of resolving conflict so successful, it has been used in hot spots such as the Balkins and Israel. So, I checked out the website… Continue reading Peace through Nonviolent communication
Just taking a pause and wondering why the last few weeks have felt more manic than usual. Sure there have been the usual winter ailments, end of term commitments for kids and additional work. However, I suspect the cold weather and short days are to blame. Despite the fact that we have just gained a… Continue reading Gaining time
Regrets are as much a part of being human as happiness and sorrow. Yet we are encouraged to live life without regrets, to move on and learn. Oddly enough the regrets that seem to stick for me are disturbingly banal...the stunning dress I procrastinated over and eventually left in the quirky store in New York,… Continue reading Regrets – I've had a few
Tomorrow I start a new job and with such a major change comes the disturbingly familiar insomnia. When I was younger change was something I actively hunted out—travel, temporary jobs to save money for travel, and new homes. And although there was anxiety, I was used to and enjoyed the momentum constant change gave my… Continue reading The pain and wonder of change