suffering woman

Some Thoughts on Suffering

“Life is suffering”, as the Buddha said.

Waking up on a cold, dark winter morning and slogging your way to work, you might sympathise.

So, why persevere in the face of such hardship? Even when it can all seem a bit well…pointless…

Good question.

leadership origami display

Leadership: A Guide to Gaining Influence

Do you want to improve your leadership skills?

To influence and persuade your peer group?

Perhaps you want to claw your way up the oily professional totem pole of career or simply become a slick social operator.

If so, becoming an effective leader is imperative.

But how do you master this dark art?

familiarity with childhood teddy bear

The Familiarity Heuristic: Worthwhile Principle or Unhelpful Bias?

Have you ever persisted with something that wasn’t in your best interests?

Either a job you disliked, a destructive habit or unfulfilling relationship?

It’s not that we don’t know what to do, rather we just can’t bring ourselves to do it.

Why is that? I mean, if we can diagnose the problem, it should be an easy fix.

seeking comfort on the sofa

Seeking Comfort

Do you observe your fellow commuters with morbid curiosity…

As you look around the train, do you see human cadavers swaying back and forth, illuminated by their blue, backlit screens?

If so, you too have witnessed the subtle shift in societal behaviour; one that’s revolutionising the way we live.

simple living walk

Simple Living

I start this article embracing the simple living philosophy – lying in a warm bed on a Saturday morning, a cup of hot tea by my side.

The day is dawning and I’ll soon rise, meditate and perhaps run outside in the sun. I know I’ll feel good afterwards.

The schedule looks uncluttered, life admin turned down as near to zero as it goes.

life purpose mountain

Identifying Your Life Purpose

Life’s a funny little business.

Here we are, unchoosing in our existence and expected to simply figure it out as we go.

But many of us year for more meaning.

So, let’s try life purpose on for size.

remote working

Remote Working

Interested in remote working?

Perhaps you’re an employee seeking greater freedom or a startup CEO hoping to incentivise employees.

Well is working remotely all it’s cracked up to be, and if so, what are the caveats?

Let’s take a look.