Monthly Archives: December 2015

Jonah, the Whale and You

Whale - Jacques de Villiers

I was reading about Jonah and the whale as one does when Stephen King starts to get boring. You know the story. God commands Jonah to preach repentance to the city of Nineveh. Jonah wasn’t keen on this. First, the city was known for its wickedness. Second, it was the capital of the Assyrian empire, one of Israel’s fiercest enemies. So, Jonah bolted and fled on a ship to Tarshish, in the opposite direction of […]

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Don’t wait for tomorrow


Phew. We’re coming into the home stretch … December. For many of us it will be a time to kick back and relax. We’re going to eat a lot more, read more, sleep more and chill out more. December might also be a time for reflection on the year that was. What worked? What didn’t? And, it might also be a time for looking into the future. What are the plans for next year? What […]

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The Warrior and the Artist

Kung Fu Panda - Jacques de Villiers

Have you ever wished that you were somewhere else or doing something else? I used to want to be somewhere else, doing something else until I came across the notion of the warrior and the artist. It helped me shift from wanting something ‘out there’ to being grateful that I was privileged enough to be given the opportunity to become who I truly am. A being who is grateful and in awe that he gets […]

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Are Motivational Speakers Like The Kardashians?

Motivational Speakers

* I wrote this article for the PSASA newsletter. No motivational speakers were harmed in the writing of this article. The narcissists didn’t care and the rest didn’t read it 🙂 In essence, I’m really questioning my own ego, vanity and my need to feel significant and I’m wondering if social media is the way to go. I think not. Is it just me or have you also noticed that as a profession, speakers tend […]

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3 Personal Stress Busters

Stress - Kirsten Long

  Do you make a conscious effort to reduce your stress levels? OR Are you one of those people who keep talking about how stressed they are, and yet do nothing to alleviate the stress. Managing your stress levels means only one thing: taking some action that will help you to feel relaxed. It’s not that difficult because you probably have a pretty good idea of what will relax you. The difficulty is making a […]

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