Life on Death Row

So, I’ve been reading this book lately titled, “On Death Row” by Mike James. It’s an unusual book to pick up, I’ll admit that. I grabbed it while at a local market in my hometown, Hamilton one morning. There was an awesome selection from this person’s own collection and I thought, why not?! It will be interesting to read from the perspectives of people actually on death row. And thus, I ...

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Happy Anniversary!

You have no idea what your legacy will be…. "Your legacy is every life that you've touched". There are so many powerful quotes in this speech from Oprah. If you haven’t watched the above video yet, I urge you to. I’ve watched it many times and every time, I come away feeling more inspired than before. In hearing the above quote from Maya Angelou in a conversation she had with Oprah, I ...

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What are you going to do about it?

Getting to truly know yourself is so incredibly valuable and empowering. There’s knowing yourself, what you like and dislike, where you want to go in life and the goals you want to achieve. But, then there’s really getting to know yourself. As in, on a deeper level, what drives you, what makes you tick, why do you react how you do, what’s really your motivation for doing what you doing and ...

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What’s a little understanding?

We live in our own realities. We all wish we could make everyone see things from our own perspective, but the simple truth is that every single person is unique with their own life experiences. As a result, we see things differently to each other. Two people can be watching the same thing and take different meaning from it. I find it fascinating observing other people, listening to what they ...

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Should is sh*t!

Would you please just stop! Like, just stop and take a moment for yourself. Put yourself first for once. Kick back, relax, take it easy. Don’t worry about anyone or anything else. Just chill, step back and enjoy the moment. WOW! Hang on a second! What do you think you’re doing?! You’ve so much to be doing! Couldn’t you help for once? You’re so damn lazy sitting there. Can’t you help ...

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Outer is a reflection of inner

You know, life is truly great. One minute you’re up, on top of the world and rocking it. The next minute, everything is a mess and you don’t know how it all fell to custard so quick. The thing is, it doesn’t always turn to custard overnight. Sometimes, it’s a gradual process over time and we don’t even realise it’s happening until we hit bottom. For me, I believe strongly that ...

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It’s not a competition!

I don’t know exactly where or why this all started. I imagine perhaps it’s an animal response from our cave men days where it’s in our nature to compete in order to survive. Maybe we need to be the best in order to not prove that we are higher up than all others so that we’re higher in the pecking order? I don’t know. All I know is it’s exhausting. It’s ...

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F(#@*& the past few weeks!

I know I’m not perfect but, I sure as heck do try to be most of the time. I hate failing. I hate doing wrong. And I sure as heck hate feeling like I’m not good enough. I wrote about not feeling good enough a wee while back (you can read that here). So, let me tell you, these past few weeks have been absolutely hell for me. I won’t go ...

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3 Easy Steps to Being Diplomatic

Consider this: you’re talking with a colleague and they make a comment you’re not particularly in agreement with. In fact, you strongly disagree with them, but you don’t want to hurt your relationship with this colleague. You know that by disagreeing with them it might lead to conflict or worse, being unable to work with this person closely in the future. So, how do you proceed? I have had many years ...

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