Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 16

The interesting thing about yesterday's challenge is that it said that I needed to plan a tea or smoothie date with a friend. So I planned it. In my mind. With a friend. Now I just need to focus on implementing that plan.  Somehow, given our social lives that are so often anchored in social … Continue reading Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 16

The Edge of Being Broken

Life has a way of beating you down while lifting you up. It's often a morbid combination of how we perceive the value we wish to add to the lives of others, versus how they perceive that value themselves. As much as we may strive to separate the two, it is impossible to do so. … Continue reading The Edge of Being Broken

The Iceberg Effect

Resilience is obstinacy in the face of adversity. It relates to our ability to resist being overwhelmed even when we face the storm alone. Facing storms alone is so much more fun anyway. It tests our limits of perseverance in ways that reveal our true strength, or at least it hints at what we are … Continue reading The Iceberg Effect

Giving Up

I think we got it all wrong. I realised this when I considered the fact that it is impossible to die from holding in your own breath. We're hardwired to survive, or at least to want to survive. Self-preservation has always been the driving force that created both good and evil outcomes in this world, … Continue reading Giving Up

The Betrayal of Pain

As a child, I recall idyllic holidays in the heartland of Kwazulu Natal. A small farm town with only basic amenities, and a farm with an abundance of natural intrigue, even more than beauty. These are two destinations that merge into one in my mind when I reminisce about the long drives down the rugged … Continue reading The Betrayal of Pain

Reverse Engineering Life (Take II)

The previous post feels like I over complicated a really simple concept, so here's my second attempt at clarifying it. It's really as simple as this. If you wish to understand someone, look behind their eyes, or their actions, and embrace the vulnerability that is required to see in them what you know to be … Continue reading Reverse Engineering Life (Take II)

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