it’s a new world…

This time last week, we were living in quite a different reality. For most of us that is. Conversations were about normal things – work, the weather, travel plans, politics. Our worries were intensely personal – how is the boy doing in school? Should we settle on vacation plans now or later? Why didn’t you […]

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I’d like you to meet someone…

Today I’ve been putting the final touches on some work that I’m delivering in the coming weeks. I have been delving deep into the subject of Women’s Empowerment. And this story came to mind… I wanted to share:   Margaret suffered from Polio when she was a child. It was a time when there was […]

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a kick in the face of this year’s reality..

It had cooled down. I finished work and despite my exhaustion, I decided to go ahead and do it. I pulled on my running clothes and trainers and set the app to go. Week 3, of my 8-week program, having missed 5 days because I had been feeling under the weather. This evening I was […]

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caught off guard

It’s been a rough week Personally speaking , I’m not talking about anything that may be going on in the world. The doctor’s don’t prepare you for the full extent of a procedure, if it’s successful then that’s all they care about – and it was. But it hurt. Like hell at first. Nothing serious […]

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Off the grid

I’m just finishing up the last few things. Alternating between the final items for packing, the final emails and reviewing the last few tasks I wanted to do before the big day. I’m going away. And I’m going to be off the grid. I mean little or no wifi for most of the 9 days […]

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You are that person

I don’t think I’m alone in experiencing struggle over the last few weeks and months. To make sense of so many things in this world and in my life. If I’m honest, I have faced challenges that have at moments felt insurmountable and I’ve experienced a sense of sadness, loss and a kind of mourning […]

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I’m dreading it

We’ve been facing a health crisis with a loved one in our family. It’s a tough time. Just when we think we’re out of the forest and the outlook is better, something else shows up. It’s not easy. And there’s hasn’t been much of a bright light up ahead, at least not in the last […]

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He Literally Shrieked

I’d left the house at 2.30 in the morning…. drove to the station, the train ride, check-in at one terminal, bused to the other, security, passports and finally a cup of coffee before standing in yet another line at the gate. The excitement about the trip had somewhat dulled by the time we boarded that […]

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