The hardest challenge we face in life is the phantom of Permission. Permission to try, fail, love, lose, cry, laugh, buy, sell, run, hide… The higher the stakes, the more foreboding Permission becomes. And yet “waiting for permission” is a pervasive problem that many of us live with and don’t even know. But we have […]
Interestedly, although perhaps unsurprisingly, Calm, the brilliant app by Michael Acton Smith was voted 2017 App of the year, by Apple. Mental health in the workplace is one of the fastest growing issues in the UK, as evidenced by the amount of innovation and cross-industry attention it’s finally getting. An area in which greater Calm […]
Anxiety is an almost permanent feature of contemporary life – and therefore Calm has become one of the most necessary virtues.
Recently I reached out to someone who lives with the same disease as I do. He’s quite a well-known expert in his field and co-author of an excellent book (that everyone should read); Cancer Killers.
Since he had beaten the disease naturally, I asked for his advice. He very graciously took the time to reply. His message was simple; “The disease is the symptom, attacking the symptom won’t cure you, you need to find and fix the root cause”.
Naturally I reflected a lot on what he shared, and disease aside, it struck me as to how central, and essential that truth is to so many other areas of our lives.
Individually and collectively, we all face challenging times in our lives. It’s an unavoidable albeit essential part of life and growth. So building and protecting some life hardiness and resiliency is naturally essential. Given my own personal circumstances and the journey I’m on right now, I’ve been keeping a keen eye out for useful writing […]