7 Leadership Traits We Can All Learn

Leaders are not born. They are made by the choices they constantly make. Every person has the ability to learn to become a leader. We have to lead our own lives, otherwise we will be led by others. Servant leadership is a style of leadership that places the benefits of …

Why Maturity Is The New Super Power

I caught myself typing “how to remove oil stains from satin” into the Youtube search bar when it hit me: “Oh my goodness! I’m fully adulting right now!” Gone are the days when I would take stain-ridden items of clothing home to mother dearest, only to have it returned to …

Be A Brilliant Worker Bee!

You’ve done it. So have I. We’ve told ourselves that when we get the next job, then things will be perfect. Because we are humans (and not bees), we have a tendency to pine for a perfect tomorrow instead of live in the messy opportunities of the moment. But (unlike …

Hope For My Fellow Futurists: Finding Peace In The Present

Visionaries. Big picture thinkers. Dreamers. People who are always leaning into the future, always scanning for possibilities; making meaningful  connections from their perpetual big picture vantage point; straining with hope for an ideal future. If futurism is not your natural bent, you either wish you were like the amazing visionaries …

Overcoming The Sting Of Failure

What is it about starting a new year that fills one with a complex mixture of optimism and secret despondency? Maybe it’s because we have such good memories. I was telling my husband the other day that my goals for the past five years haven’t changed: Get closer to God …

This Is My Country Too

I write this letter to all who will listen to a South African woman who wishes to let her voice be heard amongst the dissenting clamour threatening the purity and promise of our hard won  freedom. I wonder what people think about when they look at me. Perhaps they see …