In December the New York Times Magazine published an essay called “The Profound Emptiness of ‘Resilience.’ “ It pointed out that the word is now used everywhere, often in ways that drain it of meaning and link it to vague concepts … Continue reading
“Most of us have a need to exercise some control over how close we allow others to get to us at any given time. Often this is not even done consciously. We don’t plan to have a fight with our … Continue reading
Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” Trilogy features other worlds where our protagonists have “daemons” — essentially a part of themselves expressed in animal form. Inhabitants of these worlds have long observed the phenomenon that when they die, their daemons simply … Continue reading
Developing social capital amongst South Africa’s youth is key to them finding jobs and developing themselves as people. Good ways to develop social capital are through civic action and volunteerism. The gap in youth leadership programmes Interrogating Youth Leadership Development in … Continue reading
How do we do the big work and stay and expansive and inclusive – even under stress? Wendy Palmer’s work on conscious embodiment is profound. She teaches a centering practice to consciously make use of our larger energy field or … Continue reading
In this clip, Sir Ken Robinson, advisor on education in the arts, asks questions about the way we go about educating children. Robinson maintains that our education system is based on an old model where there is only one right … Continue reading
In manifesting what we want in our lives, Otto Scharmer writes about putting ourselves in the place of greatest potential for that to happen. For a river flowing downward to the sea, a waterfall is the place of greatest potential. … Continue reading
In this talk Brené Brown inspires us to be authentic and wholehearted by embracing our vulnerabilities and cultivating compassion.