For the Here and Now, Let Go of the “Should”

The purpose of life, after all, is to enjoy it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.        Eleanor Roosevelt, American politician, diplomat, activist When chatting to clients, I am often surprised at  how few think it is important to spoil themselves.  Many feel doing…

Gratitude – the elixir of life

Gratitude is one of those emotions that is regularly overlooked in our busy, overworked lives.  Often gratitude seems so obvious and simplistic that we tend to forget it is there.  Yet it can transform our lives and the lives of others if we simply pull it out of the bottom drawer of our minds and…

Lessons on ageing healthily

Johannesburg was privileged to play host to the 2nd World Congress on Healthy Ageing from 30 July – 2 August at the Sandton Convention Centre.  The first Congress took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2012 and was sponsored by the World Health Organisation. “I was delighted to be invited to share the platform with…

Set the wheel in motion

I am more convinced than ever that the secret to a healthy and happy life lies in the everyday things that we take for granted.  At his recent Chartered presentation, Dr Wayne Derman made reference to the Blue Zones.  These are geographical areas in the world where people have been found to live longer – and better! These five…

Retiring with meaning

This year started with great excitement at Chartered Wealth and for me personally.  The launch of my book is a dream come true.  After attending the Walt Disney leadership course, I took the words of this remarkable leader and visionary literally:  All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.…

Harness your mind to heal your body!

Since my recent injury, I have been amazed at how much I need to harness my mental and emotional energy to facilitate my physical healing. Prior to tearing my hamstring, leg raises hardly broke a sweat on my brow; I was a committed and regular participant at the gym.  Now, as part of my rehabilitation,…

A SPLIT SECOND COST ME 6 WEEKS IN BED

How often do we wish we could turn the clock back by a minute and make a different decision. Sometimes we have a plan in mind, but life has a different path for us to follow.  This truth was vividly illustrated through my recent experience. I have a party trick I have done for years: the splits. This…