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What kind of life are we living when, primarily, it’s determined by caring more about what other people think than our own perspective? But how do we stop caring what other people think when far too often it’s hardwired within? Almost 2,000 years ago, Marcus Aurelius said: It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinion than our own. I’m not sure we all love ourselves more than we love others, but who will argue with Marcus Aurelius? Not me. I will say that we are internally wired to care about what others think of us, be they family, friends, strangers, or even sometimes, especially those who dislike us. This tendency might be natural, dating back to the dark ages, but this habit can drive us crazy. Being logical, we would say that our fears about what other people…

I absolutely adore inspirational quotes, memes, or whatever you prefer to call them. Anyone who knows me would probably roll their eyes at this point. It’s like saying rain tends to make things wet! I have collected, written or shared many hundreds over the years but Kindness Quotes, in particular, have always held a special place in my heart. Kindness makes the world a better place. I don’t know who first coined this phrase but for me, this is an unshakeable truth. Has Kindness Become a Thing of the Past? I was chatting with the year leader at my daughter’s high school recently and he said something that really struck me. He told me that he and his colleagues had noticed a surge in unkind behaviour among children of all ages. This was not just in his school but across the board. It seems it’s no longer considered “cool to…

Wouldn’t you like to experience more success and inner peace at the same time? Come on, be honest. Who wouldn’t like this? Yet, it happens far too frequently that we’re more likely to experience exhaustion at the end of a hectic day. Often feeling as if we’ve accomplished little despite our best intentions. If it isn’t trying to stay up-to-date with phone calls or drowning in a sea of emails, there’s seemingly no end to the ever-growing pile of projects. And amidst these overwhelming demands of modern life, it’s all too easy to succumb to the allure of multitasking. But it isn’t the best solution as you’ll find out below. So what if there’s another way to ignite productivity and, at the same time, experience inner calm and soaring success? Sound too good to be true? Maybe not. Why multitasking falls short of success and inner peace Have you ever…

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