And, increasingly we have been moving away from many traditions and the religious institutions that offered both guidance on how to have a good life, and stability and comfort in times of difficulty. This is especially true of the trend away from church attendance and membership. Scandals, prejudice and a perceived lack of kindness and compassion have seriously challenged the image of the church that Jesus envisioned, which was more like a community emanating from an understanding of God as unchanging divine Love.Continue Reading
Albert Einstein loved to exercise by riding his bike. It’s been said that he claimed he was on his bike when he thought of the ground-breaking theory of relativity. We don’t know whether this is true or not. But one thing that seems to come across from his love of cycling is that he did not think of exercise as something he had to do to get healthy. It’s likely that it was something he simply enjoyed and that, in balance with other aspects of his life, contributed to his work and wellbeing.Continue Reading
Work seems never-ending for lots of employees; many feel their work-life balance is completely unhinged and unhealthy.
“The days just blurred into one another. I didn’t feel I had space to think,” explained Myrna (not her real name), a young sales manager. She worked long hours, responding to and travelling to customers across the globe. She felt trapped – if she did not meet the demands, she feared losing her job.Continue Reading
2014 Nobel Peace Prize co-winner, Malala Yousafzai, is not only convinced there is, but she lives what she believes. At just 15 years old, she survived a brutal attack by a young “Talib” who shot her in the head on a school bus in Pakistan. Her crime – in his eyes – was having the audacity, as a girl, to want to work toward an education!
When speaking at the United Nations in 2013, she said she knew her life was threatened long before the attack, and wondered what she would do if faced by a man with a gun. She remembered thinking to herself:Continue Reading