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Dealing with fear and anger

The only certainty in life is that change is a constant – Heraclitus- Anger is a close ally of fear. With many countries going into their second month of Covid-19 lockdown the strain is beginning to show with spontaneous angry protests in several bigger cities...

Survival strategies in times of duress

Many people at the moment are feeling their safety blanket pulled away from them with a jolt. Within days lives have been turned upside down. The mental stress triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic is causing illnesses not spoken about much in the public arena. When you...

You are not alone

‘No Man is an Island’ No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; – John Donne –  We realize when alone that we are not an island. During these times of crisis separation has become the...

Are you living in a tribal bubble?

Our world is becoming dangerously fractured into tribal bubbles and we are losing our sense of a common humanity along the way. As our world becomes more globally connected on a digital level, there is a growing tendency to align with a “tribe” that...

Beyond control

In one of my recent leadership workshops it soon became apparent that several participants were highly stressed out by external matters in their institution beyond their control. The result is a general feeling of helplessness, that, if not addressed, can lead to a...