What to DO on Earth Day

We know it matters – our human activities are causing problems on this one planet we’ve got. But climate change can seem so … BIG. It’s hard to know what to do – where to start. The challenge is systemic – lots of complicated moving pieces, connected in a myriad of complex ways. Where to begin? Here are a few

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Learning and Unlearning

Not long ago, a client called me out on a casually sexist remark I made, the gist of which was ‘yoga is for girls’. It was an odd thing to say, because it’s not what I think. Firstly, having practiced on and off since 2005, I certainly don’t believe ‘yoga is for girls’. Neither do I consider myself sexist –

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Good Enough

Sometimes, only our best is good enough … but the idea we can [or should] always be at our best is not only impossible, it’s unhealthy. We’re humans. We have good days and bad days. Sometimes we’re on top form … and at other times – not so much. Now, if we’re having a stinker, that doesn’t mean we inflict

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What Game Are You Playing?

In his book ‘Finite and Infinite Games’, James Carse distinguishes between two types of ‘game’. Finite games have clearly defined parameters – rules, a start, a finish. Examples would be a tennis match, writing a book, building a website, meeting for coffee. We understand when it’s done – when the ‘game’ is over. Infinite games are blurry. The rules can

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The Art of Leading Without Leading

Looking back on the art that affected us as kids – books, films, music, images – reveals much about who we are and how we see the world. Growing up, one of my favourite films was Bruce Lee’s ‘Enter the Dragon’. There’s a lot of actual fighting in it, but Bruce’s philosophy is also woven through the script. At one

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51/49

None of us will be right all the time. That’s not possible. With all the decisions we have to make, day after day [after day], it’s inevitable that some of them will be … sub-optimal. [And some of them will be downright disastrous … like the time I tied a t-shirt round the handlebars of my bike and it got

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