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Grieving our environment

This last month has seen some pretty alarming results being published. The possibility of a sixth mass extinction looms. CO2 is up, temperatures are up, extreme weather events are up.…

Justice, love and kindness

Love comes first. Love in action is kindness. Love in public is justice.   Love.   The first guideline is: be kind. Avoid doing harm. Avoid harm and strive to…

The rational logic of emotions

Emotions get a bad rap for being illogical, irrational and unpredictable. They get ignored, suppressed and rejected. And they will still drive you to do things - or get in…

What if I were hit by a bus?

When planning, organising, and doing, ask yourself: what would happen if I were hit by a bus? You might find this a bit drastic, but I like it very much…

Simple reset: going on retreat

This week I'm on retreat. A whole week away from phone, internet, even snail mail. A week to rest, relax, unwind. Let go and press the reset switch. Some of…

Why simple?

In my recent blog posts, you'll have noticed the running theme of simplicity. You might be wondering why bother with simplicity. After all, if you're bright and can handle complex…

Finding your One Thing

Everywhere's talking about it. At least, everywhere that I've been hanging out lately is. Focus. Do what's essential. Simplify. Finding the One Thing is finding where your purpose, passion, talent…

Intelligence and love

For a long time, I saw my mind as an obstacle. An obstacle that got between me and friends. It hurt. Maybe it began when, in efforts to console and…