Stop trying so hard

18 Sep 2018
stop trying so hard

When we’re on the quieter end of the spectrum we sometimes feel we have to make up for it by being more clever. Or more witty, beautiful, wise, calm, creative… choose your word. But when we’re pushing ourselves to try harder and make our mark we’re in danger of disconnecting from who we are. Or […]

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Untangling the problem

17 Sep 2018
untangling the problem

Sometimes when we see a difficult problem it just looks like a tangled mess. Like ivy covering a tree, we can’t see what’s really there. In our frustration, we can give up or do something drastic. Like cutting down the tree, or walking away from an important issue. But if we step back and instead […]

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Living, breathing questions

16 Sep 2018
Living breathing questions

Reflections on a week of questions – living, breathing questions – that quietly disrupt our mindset and give us a new perspective.

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What do you notice?

14 Sep 2018
what do you notice

What catches your attention? Especially, what do you notice that other people don’t appear to see? Is there a pattern to both noticing and ignoring?

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Thoughtful provocation

13 Sep 2018
thoughtful provocation

Some people are just provocative. They’ll pick a fight over almost anything. And their identity is simply to be the opposite to whoever you are and whatever you stand for. It’s just a game with the aim of scoring points. Some people are provocative because they don’t know the answer (or their answer) to the […]

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Hope v. wishful thinking

12 Sep 2018
hope v wishful thinking

Hope and wishful thinking. We tend to think they are the same thing, just in varying degrees. Actually, they are quite different and if we confuse them eventually we’ll just get stuck. Wishful thinking is ‘out there’ somewhere. It feels nice (also read stirring, heroic or awesome) to contemplate things we wish were different. But […]

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