“I hate my job” – and other lies

We have all heard versions of the above quote. Followed by a resigned sigh. And then acknowledgement from whoever is listening. We have probably said it more than once ourselves! The truth is that there are always things we have to do that might be less enjoyable in themselves. And here is the point. WhyContinue reading ““I hate my job” – and other lies”

What are you measuring?

Whereas the tape measure is the most basic there are many other measurables at our disposal. My sports watch measures Heart Rate, Heart Rate Variability, how fast I ran, how far I ran, how many steps I took, how well I slept, how much stress I experienced, how well I am recovered, what I wasContinue reading “What are you measuring?”

Surfing the Line

Maybe a better description would be “balancing the line” or something similar. I want to convey the feeling of dynamic movement, of back and forth, zig-zagging, carving back sharply then more smoothly. Adjusting course. But rather than dropping down one side of the wave as in surfing I want to describe riding the sharp crestContinue reading “Surfing the Line”

“Rise to the occasion” they say

A cure all, magic spell. A hope even. The problem with such a simple explanation is that it might just be too simple. And hope does not provoke action but rather complacency. Sure, just the right amount of stress can lift us to heights previously unachievable. But this requires us to be able to throttleContinue reading ““Rise to the occasion” they say”

“listening is the light of the universe” somebody said.

Lifting certain objects out of the darkness. Out of the noise, into existence. I imagine my light sweeping through zig-zags. Dawn. Environment streams in, jostling. At first gentle, growing in power. Does it distract or inform? Do you let it? I need constant reminder that I have the power. To filter. So if I payContinue reading ““listening is the light of the universe” somebody said.”

talk

The exact number escapes me. Some clever people claim that 95% of communication is non verbal. A look (even if it is masked now) A gesture A nod Volumes. So why do we so easily resort to the lowest common denominator of communication? In its lowest form. Text. Is it a search for truth? AllContinue reading “talk”

February 

The year is under way and we hit the month of relationships. I used to dread February because it had THAT day in the middle with all the hype and red roses.  At school I had no idea about this relationship thing. In fact I only had a real relationship until well after I finishedContinue reading “February “