Archive for the ‘Enriching’ Category

Life is like a flow
When you watch a child play, you will notice they are focused, with little care for their surroundings. Especially amongst nature. Typically, they are in a state of ‘flow’. Named after psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, The Flow Theory is described as being ‘in the zone’ – a mental state in which a person performing some activity […]
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Celebrating June
These past few years have been nonetheless ‘a lot’. In a blink, we’ve already reached June, halfway through the year. We’re going through the omicron outbreak whilst also gradually returning to a ‘normal life’ (it feels like a decade has passed since I could say that).   Chinese Dragon Boat Festival As I write this article […]
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Tanya’s secrets to problem-solving
How do you solve a problem like Maria? You can send her to live with a widower and his seven children in Austria, but most problems aren’t that easy to solve. Quite often we’ll come across a problem and half the battle is working out where to start because if you don’t know where to […]
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When I changed my attitude
The world is a scary place. Two billion people worldwide still use a source of drinking water contaminated with human waste. Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) account for 71% of all deaths annually. Over 70% of the global adult population have wealth of less than $10,000. Individually, at some point in our lives, we have all experienced […]
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Covid has given me a split personality
The extrovert – the life of the party, outgoing, vibrant, people are drawn to them, they have a hard time turning away attention and thrive off interaction. And quite frankly after the 2021 lockdown, it was interaction with family and friends I missed the most. So, on one hand, I want to throw caution to […]
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You’ve heard it before: but here’s a reminder, Kintsugi.
Our daily lives have abruptly taken a shift. Some people are now settling into their new routines and are finding comfort in their new norm; however, others find themselves in a difficult position struggling with anxiety, fatigue, grief, frustration, and isolation. The journey to our new normal has been and will continue, to present us […]
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Perspective is power
One person will see the Willow tree as protection from the sun, another, will see the shade it provides as cold and unwelcoming. Another will see the Willow tree as an obstacle in their way, yet one will stop to appreciate its beauty, and yet another wouldn’t even notice the Willow tree – to them, […]
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Some life changing finds
Every year I stumble across a whole lot of cool new things – books, apps, music, websites. They make life a little easier and/or a little more interesting. Sometimes I find things that are cutting-edge, sometimes I’m a bit late to the game. But they’re new to me and help me grow as a person. […]
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One-sentence-story
A tale of change and adaption. In March 2020 the world changed. Many thought it would revert quickly to life as it was before and that our behaviours would also revert to what we were used to and comfortable with. But it has not been so. We are now a society of masks. Yet in […]
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Why your debt story matters
I have been compiling articles into a book based on wealth and succession – a series written by Bruce Sheppard and some of his professional colleagues. One such article was “Why your family wealth story matters.” It encourages you to talk about how your family’s wealth was created. Various reasonings, but essentially the advice was […]
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