Own Your Uniqueness

You have something unique – and immensely valuable – to bring to your workplace. Even as a graduate starting out with huge learning ahead of them, the energy and passion that you bring to your team will determine how much your current environment will add to your personal growth. Yes, …

The Secret to Personal Progress

I don’t know whether you’ve realised this yet – or whether you’re still learning this life truth: you can’t figure life out on your own. I think I’ve always known this to some degree but I didn’t always know how to seek the help I needed in healthy ways.  I …

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 …

Are You An Ageless Student?

The youngest person in my English Honours class is probably 21. The only student with a wedding ring, I am more than a decade older than the talented and promising post-graduates that I share a learning space with. And I am privileged to be there. I have tried this before, …

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 …

Dying To Be Reborn

I am an idealist. I see in pictures. My life is full of metaphors and meanings – often resulting in the tell-tale eye glazing reaction of the person I am trying to channel all this passionate towards. Which is why I love writing. The white space just absorbs all the …