Personal Integrity (Staying Sane in the Midst of Chaos)

One of the reasons I blogg is that somewhere, sometimes, someone breathes just a little bit easier because of what I write. This post is in response to a reader’s email on how to maintain personal integrity in a challenging workplace. Office politics generally refer to power play and personality conflicts. People who hate the […]

Commitment Phobia: Can You Overcome It?

Commitment phobia is the fear of permanence, and usually applies specifically to romantic relationships. Most articles on this topic are targeted at women, with advice about what to do if the man they were dating were commitment phobic. The short answer was usually “Run!” None of the articles I found addressed those who have this […]

Find Happiness Every Day

You can find happiness every day by incorporating simple habits in your daily routine. You can form a habit in just 30 days, essentially putting happiness on auto-pilot once the happiness habit is formed.

Do You Have A Personal Creed?

A personal creed is more than an affirmation. Affirmations aim to give you confidence in yourself. Personal creeds are more spiritual. ‘Creed’ comes from the Latin word ‘credo’ which means “I believe”. So a personal creed is a statement of belief about who you are. A personal creed is a blueprint for how you live […]

Make A Bold Choice To Live In Joy

This is a guest post by Tess of The Bold Life. Tess is an amazing lady who challenges her readers to be more, give more, and live in joy. Be joyful within yourself I feel joy when I give and receive love. I am often more comfortable when I give than when I receive. Yet […]

A Season To Celebrate

Is Christmas a season to celebrate, or is it just that stressful time of year again when gifts must be bought for everyone? I love the joke about the Catholic monk who spent hours in the monastery’s library only to emerge in a fluster, running through the hallways screaming, “It says celebRate, ce-le-bRRRate!” Perhaps you […]

How To Keep Your Job In Uncertain Times

With retrenchments going on around the world, many of us are worried about keeping our jobs and livelihoods. While there are no guarantees, you can and should try your best to keep your job in these uncertain times. 1. Keep your job by adding visible value When the crunch comes and downsizing is the only […]

Keeping Your Desk Tidy: 6 Tips

Does your desk look like a hurricane just blew through it, or is there actually space for working? I’ve never been able to focus properly when things are helter skelter, and prefer a neat desk. Here are some tips for keeping your desk tidy. Tips for keeping your desk tidy 1. Have a wastebasket within […]

Stay Ahead Of Your Deadlines: 4 Approaches

We all know the stress of running a losing race against deadlines. I decided a while back that I would manage my deadlines instead of letting them manage me. I used these 4 approaches to stay ahead of deadlines. You may find them useful too. How to stay ahead of deadlines 1. Reduce the number […]

The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios: Book Review

The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios is a book I would not have bought for myself. The title mades no sense to me, for one. But a friend with good taste gave me the book, so I decided to give it go. The author, Yann Martel, also wrote the best-selling Life of Pi. Yann Martel […]