If you have ever done any project management, you may be familiar with a little exercise called a 'Post-Mortem'. Literally it is Latin for 'after death' and the term stems from the medical field where an autopsy is done to determine the cause of death. It may sound a little macabre to run an autopsy… Continue reading Run a Post-Mortem on your Failures
This phrase was said to me this week by one of my oldest friends. The context is that I am visiting him and his girlfriend in Tokyo, Japan right now and was going for a bit of shopping and lunch by myself. It's not my first time, but it has been 4 years since I… Continue reading “If you get scared, there’s a burger place near the station”
I've never been a very flexible person. Even when I was 6 years old and went to gymnastics classes 3 times a week I was never able to do the side splits. Once I managed the front splits, that was it. But I was strong so I never thought much about flexibility. Thus it was… Continue reading My hips don’t lie – or emotional blockage
At the start of the pandemic back in March I made big plans to keep my step count up as best I could. I knew it wouldn't be easy. I was used to walking to and from work for half and hour each way and then walking around the office, so most days I hit… Continue reading Can’t motivate yourself? Try doing it for someone else.
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... no matter how old, the tree keeps growing new twigs and branches. It never stops to say 'I'm done growing now, I think I'll stay the way I am'. This thought occurred to me while doing a mindfulness walk through a park last year. I also noticed that each tree had lost some branches… Continue reading A tree is never done becoming a tree…
I wrote this post on 17 January 2017, but it's worth re-sharing here one year later: "Allow me to set the scene. Last week I travelled for work. I knew it was going to be a test when I arrived at the airport and had forgotten my passport. Luckily, since I was traveling between Germany… Continue reading How I experienced the power of gratitude on one of the most stressful days you can imagine
Has your year been full of joy or pain? Probably a bit of both a different times. I'm no different in that regard. Although from August until November there's been a lot of loss and most of it seemed to happen all at once. I lost my grandfather, 2 friends, my best friend moved away,… Continue reading Loss and Recovery – Reflections on 2017