Individualist: How do we embrace being weird?

Sh#t Your Ego Says author James McCrae says embracing your weirdness gives you a new perspective, and the world needs a new perspective. Innovation does not happen within the status quo. Innovation happens when outsiders challenge the status quo with weird ideas. So if you are a bit of an outsider, how do you harnessContinue reading “Individualist: How do we embrace being weird?”

Amazed: How do we spark our sense of wonder?

The sense of wonder apparently speaks of our hunger to be moved, to be engaged and impassioned with the world and take pleasure in it, attuned to it, grateful for it, and fascinated by it. It’s supposedly a corrective for the conventional and habitual, for the fact that day-to-day life offers so few helpings ofContinue reading “Amazed: How do we spark our sense of wonder?”

Inclusive: How do we embrace intersectional identities?

American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist Audre Lorde once said: “There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” Looking at identity, it is thought to be important to approach it from an intersectional perspective because it deepens the understanding that there is diversity and nuance inContinue reading “Inclusive: How do we embrace intersectional identities?”

Unbiased: How do we deal with our unconscious bias?

Understanding and addressing biases you may possess are important so you can be aware of how you treat and interact with others, both consciously and subconsciously. The Implicit Association Test is often used to measure implicit bias in individuals. But can we actually see our own unconscious bias? Thanks to the following guest for participating:Continue reading “Unbiased: How do we deal with our unconscious bias?”

Intuitive: Can we trust our intuition?

For some reason we expect more from intuition than we do from logic. Ask yourself if your logic has ever been wrong about anything? Most people would agree that their logic doesn’t always prove accurate. But we expect intuition to be perfect, even though we are not skilled in its use. This is magical thinkingContinue reading “Intuitive: Can we trust our intuition?”

Awareness: Are we self-aware?

Self awareness is seen as important because when we have a better understanding of ourselves, we are able to experience ourselves as unique and separate individuals. We are then empowered to make changes and to build on our areas of strength as well as identify areas where we would like to make improvements.  But areContinue reading “Awareness: Are we self-aware?”

Spiritual: Why is spirituality important?

Spirituality is the broad concept of a belief in something beyond the self. It may involve religious traditions centring on the belief in a higher power, but it can also involve a holistic belief in an individual connection to others and to the world as a whole. So how can we be spiritual and whyContinue reading “Spiritual: Why is spirituality important?”

Sustainable: What does living sustainably mean?

Sustainability is about meeting our present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Living sustainably therefore, is an important practice for saving the environment and using our resources efficiently. But what does this actually mean in the day to day practical sense? Thanks to the following guests for participating:Continue reading “Sustainable: What does living sustainably mean?”

Grief: Why can’t we talk about grief?

A fundamental component of healthy grieving is to experience the pain and sorrow associated with loss. Equally important is giving yourself permission to take breaks away from your grief. But we seem to avoid it all together, never having that conversation. So why can’t we have honest conversations about grief? This week we had twoContinue reading “Grief: Why can’t we talk about grief?”

Communicate: How do we deal with nerves from public speaking?

Being able to communicate effectively is apparently one of the most important life skills to learn. Communication is defined as transferring information to produce greater understanding. For example, in a 2016 LinkedIn survey conducted in the United States, communication topped the list of the most sought-after soft skills among employers. But what happens when you have a mortalContinue reading “Communicate: How do we deal with nerves from public speaking?”