STRENGTH

Your erotic hungers

Your erotic hungers

Covid is exhausting in a number of ways. When many of my UK friends are grappling with more lockdowns and restrictions, we are blissfully immune to it in...

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Let’s have a Kiki

Let’s have a Kiki

Guatemala has just emerged from a five month lockdown. We had to bear the excruciating limitations of the curfew. When rushing back home before 6PM, I often...

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This is the new normal

This is the new normal

You may be ever so slightly irritated by the title of this post. Yet another cliché added to the "We're all in this together", implying that everybody in the...

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The Nigerian Method

The Nigerian Method

Have you ever found yourself on the other side of the world and met someone who just embodied their values in every single breath they take? The sort of...

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Painful existence

Painful existence

I have no idea why I tend to feel moved to write when I’m sick. The whole idea of this blog started after I spent several days banished to the confines of my...

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Working for the universe

Working for the universe

I have this Guatemalan friend, Enrique, and he is fabulous. His wardrobe is apparently the size of a master bedroom. He has outfits for every occasion. Rock...

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Perceiving personal power

Perceiving personal power

When I think of resilience I always imagine a sturdy little plant growing in the midst of a rocky and barren land. This is about thriving – not just surviving...

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Connecting interculturally

Connecting interculturally

The world is becoming a melting pot, whether we like it or not. It may be a very glamourous arena of expats occupying high-end jobs in multinational...

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Your body is a temple

Your body is a temple

It’s almost the end of March. By now our New Year’s resolutions tend to fade into oblivion and many people lose their determination to exercise. Some more...

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Stop and be grateful

Stop and be grateful

When was the last time you experienced a blackout, when everything stopped and you were left at the raw mercy of nature? I’m not even talking about not being...

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Power and privilege

Power and privilege

Issues of diversity and inequality shape our relationships. You can consciously use your privileges to build communities. Find out how awareness of your rank can empower you and others.

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Mindful minds

Mindful minds

mindfulness fills your mind with resources Everyone talks about mindfulness these days: your boss, your colleagues, your friends, your therapist, your coach...

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Sex, drugs and boundaries.

Sex, drugs and boundaries.

Counsellors love mentioning boundaries... a breach of boundaries, enforcing boundaries, expecting boundaries, violating boundaries and what not. But what do...

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Autonomy and motivation

Autonomy and motivation

We all like autonomy. The feeling of freedom and being in control. The classroom is no different. Students are more engaged and have a greater sense of...

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Investigating the nature of speed

Investigating the nature of speed

“When you stopped me, you took me forward” was a phrase used by one of my coaching clients a few years ago. I had the privilege to work with a wonderfully...

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