Category Archives: Lessons

10 Lessons from the Book of Joy

The Book of Joy – His Holiness Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Abrams   People seek happiness in the strangest places – in their phones, in the shops,on the internet, eating, drinking, drugs, materialism, consumerism, terrorism… Yet this … Continue reading

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Warning: huge losses due to busyness

What I read this morning led me to answer a question in my journal, and this sparked an awful realization for me. My busyness could be an issue. One of my closest and dearest friends often calls me “Busy Bee’. I … Continue reading

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Good from Bad

Thabo, a friend of mine, shares this story: Years ago, I landed an awesome job working as a contractor for a well-known IT company here in Johannesburg. I was going to earn a lot more money and my life was … Continue reading

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The importance of oiling the garden bench

My garden bench was almost white from sun and water damage. “Lets oil the wood.” I decided and 10 minutes later …. “Ah that looks better.” 5 minutes later I looked out and it was white again,  as if I … Continue reading

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The darker side of “Just in Case”

When I was young our family was devastated by the death of my sister. Watching the pain my parents went through was almost unbearable. One of the strange decisions I came to eventually was this: I would have lots of … Continue reading

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Self-Help Ecstacy

Self-help books! I love them! I buy them! I devour them! As I read them this I get this ecstatic feeling, which I suspect has something to do with glimpsing a life that I could be living if I followed … Continue reading

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How to Fight a Smear Campaign

So someone has got it in for you…. They’re spreading rumors, telling others how bad you are and even reporting you to the authorities. How best can you fight their campaign? Let’s have a look at a story that took … Continue reading

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Long’s Suggestions for Long-Lasting Relationships

Long-lasting relationships are the stuff of fairy-tales. Married-ever after! This is how the fairy-tale ends and no thought is given to the years that follow and to HOW you actually manage this. I did a speech at Toastmasters the other … Continue reading

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13 Sailing Lessons for Ladies

Sailing the Adriatic Sea was an awesome adventure. In honour of Woman’s Day I thought I’d share some lessons  learnt – from a woman’s perspective. Sailing Lessons for Ladies 1. Take an experienced sailor with you. Look, if you go … Continue reading

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