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MAKING IT BETTER: Compassion, Empathy, Humanity

These are words that sound quite simple and straightforward but in reality are quite powerful and mean so much. As human beings we have been created to have these qualities inherently within us. These are some of the gifts that have been bestowed upon us as human beings that separate us from the animal kingdom. […]

The Recipe For Happiness And Success? Try Compassion

The Recipe For Happiness And Success? Try Compassion

Looking for a way to be happier? Are you seeking deeper connections with friends or looking for more friends? Want to relate better to your co-workers? Try a little compassion. Compassion, as one scholar describes it, is “experiencing feelings of loving kindness toward another person’s affliction.” It’s related to, but a little different from empathy, […]

MAKING IT BETTER: A Mixed Bag

This week I have a number of things running through my mind simultaneously so I figured I would just share them all with you. I start with sharing in the excitement with our dear Auntie, sister and creator of this awesome website, Mrs Adeleye-Fayemi of another accomplishment and feather in her cap. The publishing of […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Death of Shame and Compassion

LOUD WHISPERS: The Death of Shame and Compassion

Recently, after the death of a good friend of mine had been announced, my attention was drawn to comments on one of the popular websites. Whilst there was some outpouring of sympathy, I was appalled at the remarks of people speculating on how my friend died, what/who could have been ‘responsible’ and so on.  My […]

MAKING IT BETTER: Things I detest at Sixty

  Cruelty to humanity Haters Unkindness Small minded people False or insincere people False prophets/Religious frauds Paedophiles Violent men Violent women Complainers Unpleasantness (when not warranted) Tribalists Racists/Bigots Cults/Cultists In my professional and personal journey I am always on the lookout for inspirational words and thoughts that speak to the different places I find myself […]

The 7 Traits of Sound Emotional Leadership

The 7 Traits of Sound Emotional Leadership

Anyone looking to be extraordinary in this changing world can no longer afford the tough, angry, brittle facade of fear-based leadership. Gone are the days when the metric for success is based on the dollar amount in your bank, the achievements won or the accolades collected. While these are fabulous measures of performance and results, […]

MAKING IT BETTER: Feeling Lonely…Being Alone, What’s The Difference?

A friend called me a few days ago from South America. We are very good friends but don’t get to speak to one another often. When I saw the international alert on my phone, for some reason I thought it might be her. She is a very accomplished woman who I would easily say is […]

How To Be Mindful Of Your Self-Talk

How To Be Mindful Of Your Self-Talk

Are you always being kind, loving and understanding? Or do you criticize yourself a lot? Tell yourself you can’t do something, that you’re stupid or that you’re not good enough? Chances are, you wouldn’t say those things to a friend or someone close. A lot of us though, don’t have a problem with being unkind […]