If that were me…

Ah yes. If that were me. How often do you find yourself running this little snippet through your mind? If you took a tally, you'd be surprised. Most often we say this because we believe the way we would have reacted, chosen, acted, to be superior. What if you had experienced everything they had?  Chances are, [...]

By | August 3rd, 2017|

What do you value?

In some cultures, doctors only get paid when their patients are well. The healthier their community, the wealthier they become. In our culture, doctors get paid to fix what has already gone wrong and the more wrong it has gone, often, the wealthier the doctor. Let's look at what we are valuing here, seen from [...]

By | July 31st, 2017|

What’s More Important, Being Known or Being Right?

You don't have to look far to find things to feel 'right' about. Your take on the vaccination debate. Your opinion about school uniforms, or curriculum, or what kind of job the POTUS is doing. You are right, and the others who don't think the same are wrong. This right and wrong thing has us all [...]

By | July 30th, 2017|

The Three Creativity Musketeers

Creativity needs three things. Skill. You need to know how to make or do your craft. Some skills will come easily, others will take a lot of practice. Most creatives spend their life honing their skills and learning new ones. Practice. The thing that sets masters apart from the pack is not talent, but practice. [...]

By | July 27th, 2017|

Diets are the heroin shot

Diets are the short term weight loss fix, proven (time and time and time again) to have zero long term effectiveness. This applies to both traditional weight loss diets (think calorie counting) to on trend fashions like detoxing, paleo, low carbs. Diets are the heroin shot, highly effective the first time you have one - [...]

By | July 26th, 2017|

The Upgrade of Mankind

What if we related to every action we make through the lens of a software developer? Acting like we are in the glorious and powerful position of being able to upgrade the fate of mankind - with every move. We can ask ourselves when poised to act - will what I'm doing be an upgrade, keep [...]

By | July 25th, 2017|

The Magic Of Life Changing Vistas

Do you believe in the life changing magic of mountain vistas? I used to work as a guide in Fiordland National Park in New Zealand - but I was so distracted by trying to fix the size of my thighs that I never really appreciated how amazing it was. These days, I can look and [...]

By | July 24th, 2017|

The Way We Think About Our Bodies

How often do we think about our bodies - or our lives for that matter - in terms of what is right? It's so much easier to fixate on what needs changing or shifting or creating or transforming that we plain miss noticing what is already there. Ironically, when we become aware of what is [...]

By | July 23rd, 2017|

The Exception to The Rule

Please don't believe anything you read today. Don't believe me, it, them. In particular, don't believe the ones that seem compelling. The ones that have all the data, all the facts, all the emotion. Instead - ask yourself some deep questions. Like: Can I think of an exception to the rule they are arguing? Do [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|

I have a dream…

I almost didn't write this today. I thought, fuck you guys, do you really care anyway? Do you even mind if someone has a dream? And if you don't care, you are probably already parking me up in the 'who the hell does she think she is anyway' camp. Becuase who the fuck are we [...]

By | June 16th, 2017|