“I don’t deserve”: Shutting up the whining inner critic voice

“I will not try to convince you to love me, to respect me, to commit to me. I deserve better than that; I AM BETTER THAN THAT…Goodbye.”― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience “Make the most of what you have and keep your standards high. Never settle for anything less than you…

We are Wired for Connections

“Stay close to people who feel like sunlight.” — Unknown “There is a depth to life which only comes from our connection to other people. However, we have to find it without becoming a prisoner.”-Donna Goddard, Waldmeer “For your closest relationships, I like to sum it up this way: Human connection is being fully known and…

I believe in taking risks

“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” – Helen Keller On the Zambian side of River Zambezi the water is almost still near the bank of the river. In there you can swim to mere centimetres away from the edge, and look…

Every day brings a chance for you to begin again

“Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.”– Oprah Winfrey “Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be.”– Marsha Petrie Sue “If I fall, I’ll take the fall and get…

Even in your darkest times you are destined for something greater

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” – Edgar Allan Poe. In the midst of darkness, light persists.” – Mahatma Gandhi. “Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” – Madeline L’Engle. “weeping may last for the…

Are you ready for a dive in a Shark Tank?

The Japanese have always loved fresh fish. But when it comes to their waters – they haven’t held many fish for decades. Naturally, the fishermen had to go further out into the sea to secure their supply of fish. Their fishing boats just got bigger and bigger. The farther the fishermen went, the longer it took them to…

Curiosity Untamed

“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”— Walt Disney, as quoted in the end credits of Meet the Robinsons. “Think left and think right and think low and think high….

What do you do when you feel like a loser?

“Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out.” -Katherine Dunham “We can easily forget a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” -Plato “If you hear a voice within you say…

Keep the shark inside you alive

The Japanese have always loved fresh fish. But the waters close to Japan have not held many fish for decades. So to feed the Japanese population, fishing boats got bigger and went farther in the sea than ever. The farther the fishermen went, the longer it took them to bring the fish. If the return…