The system within we live and work is primarily patriarchal, valuing men more than women. This is undoubtedly changing, but change is slow.  Some women are learning to think like men, compete with them, and beat them at their own games. Such women become heroic, but this kind of activity leaves manyContinue Reading

Let’s face it… Between the pandemic and the heightening inter-regional political tensions and threats of nuclear warfare, our world is a scary place to live at the moment. If that wasn’t sad enough, many nations are now plunged into economic recessions, with businesses collapsing in record numbers. The result? There has beenContinue Reading

B. Shaw said, “People always blame their circumstances for what they are.” Today was a crazy day: your boss was a real jerk, your parents wanted you to help them with the garden, your friend decided to visit you without any arrangement, plus, your arthritis got worse, you were too tired inContinue Reading

 We used to believe that Dostoevsky had always been the beacon of Russian literature. How else could it be? He’s always belonged to the pantheon of great Russian writers: Tolstoy, Gogol, and Chekhov. Well, not everything is as it seems. Great recognition only came to Dostoyevsky and his books after a delayContinue Reading

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I just finished reading the book, Beautiful Writers by Linda Sivertsen. She runs the Book Mama website and the Beautiful Writers Podcast. In the book, she shares her writing journey and sparks each page with remarkable and honest advice from famous authors we admire. As a young writer in Los Angeles, Linda SivertsenContinue Reading

written by Laolu Ogundele   I’m sure we’ve all heard the statement, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Isn’t that a most controversial viewpoint – one that makes you wonder if the originator was a verbal abuse victim in denial? Think about it. Think about everyday life.Continue Reading

(Based on the book, “A New Science of Heaven,” by Robert Temple)  The Universe is made up of more than 99% plasma, meaning it is made of “incomplete or partial atoms”. Our world and everything we see, touch and experience around us is so called “physical/atomic matter” – and it’s less thanContinue Reading

(Based on the book ‘Happy’ by Derren Brown)  What is the secret of happiness? How do you know when you feel true happiness? And what does it really mean to be happy? We often ask ourselves these questions at different stages of our lives, and every self-help book claims to have theContinue Reading

Based on The Insanity of Normality (Arno Gruen) and Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness (Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein) You have the free will to choose either to be or not to be… We learn it very early on, almost from the cradle; but as soon asContinue Reading