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Passion & Purpose in Action

For me, life is a wonderful adventure to be lived fully, the ups and the downs, the exhilarating rushes forward and the agonizingly slow moments, embracing the periods of ecstatic happiness, as well as learning from the painful episodes, enjoying the funny and enduring the infuriating.
Let’s share thoughts and insights as we make sense of it, inspiring, supporting and motivating each other along the way.

Add to the grain of salt of a 50+ free spirit pondering on life: the good and the bad, the past and the present (while trying to live in the moment), love and marriage (or not), children, upbringing, career, the vagaries of life as expat partner and the quintessential search for our purpose, and all that lies in between.

#rise&shine

Insights

Passion & Purpose in Action

For me, life is a wonderful adventure to be lived fully, the ups and the downs, the exhilarating rushes forward and the agonizingly slow moments, embracing the periods of ecstatic happiness, as well as learning from the painful episodes, enjoying the funny and enduring the infuriating.
Let’s share thoughts and insights as we make sense of it, inspiring, supporting and motivating each other along the way.

Add to the grain of salt of a 50+ free spirit pondering on life: the good and the bad, the past and the present (while trying to live in the moment), love and marriage (or not), children, upbringing, career, the vagaries of life as expat partner and the quintessential search for our purpose, and all that lies in between.

#rise&shine

Hijab unravelled

Whilst reporting recently at a large social event, I came across photographer Danielle Regout. Energetic and charming we struck up a conversation and found living around the world was a common thread (Danielle was born in Latin America, lived in Canada and Poland...

Recalibration

Well it has been a long break, but a needed one. Authenticity, self-analysis, decision and execution. It sounds simple but the bigger the decision, the more we get lost in what we should do and forget the true us until, fed up of seeing the signs ignored, the body...

Timeless virtue 6: selflessly serve others

Selfless: the word itself is in danger of falling out of the dictionary it is so seldomly used and so out of line with the individualistic, materialistic characteristics of modern day society in general." What's in it for me?, Why should I" would be the most common...

Timeless virtue 5: Respect your time

On we travel with Robin Sharma through his book: "The Monk who sold his Ferrari". Today we are talking about what matters most, setting priorities, and making the most of our most precious commodity: time.Balance around our priorities is the key concept. Most of us...

Timeless virtue four: live with Discipline

Discipline, now that sounds painful.But Robin Sharma brings it down to a more human level by comparing self discipline and will power to a wire cable where each stem alone is not so resisitant but all these small components woven together create a cable stronger than...

Timeless virtue 2: Follow your Purpose

Still based on Robin Sharma's book: "The Monk who sold his Ferrari", now that we have explored timeless virtue number one: Master your mind, it is time for timeless virtue number two: Follow your purpose.Thankfully coaching is not a set of random, unconnected...

Cultivate your garden

This metaphor is used in so many books! Being brought up in the French educational system, my first thought is "Candide" by Voltaire. But so many more take up this image of our mind as the garden where we cultivate our thoughts, plant new thoughts, remove weeds and...

Introducing Chakras

Now this is new stuff for me, a whole new world really but the book was recommended by someone whose opinion I respect so I gave it a go and found it very inspiring. The book is called: "Eastern body - Western mind. Psychology and the chakra system as a path to the...