APPLYING THE POWERS OF SUPERHEROES TO OUR DAILY EXISTENCE

Superheroes

As kids, we immerse ourselves in a world of magic, mystery and, superheroes and super powers. Fictional characters flow out of books and movies to fill our lives with imaginary goodness, probably starting with Santa Claus and continuing with Harry Potter and beyond. Real world can look bleak in the face of all that magic. Of course, at the end […]

STORIES, BIASES & WHY DISMISS THE VOICE INSIDE YOUR HEAD – PART II

Biases & glasses

You might have watched the TED talk I posted on my Facebook page the other day, the one where Isaac Lidsky argues that we ourselves shape our reality based on what we choose to believe in different circumstances. This idea goes hand in hand with a quote from Helen Ararom: “It is our imagination that transforms itself into reality”. I’m getting ahead […]

STORIES, BIASES & WHY DISMISS THE VOICE INSIDE YOUR HEAD – PART I

Biases

Stories Storytelling is hugely popular these days, from the stages of TED to every training course, conference or workshop with a bit of an oomph. Whichever the presented purpose, and disregarding of any money exchanging hands, we actually tell stories and metaphors to sell. We sell an idea, a viewpoint, a statement we want people to be on board with, […]

THE PARADOX OF OVERNIGHT SUCCESS, CHANGE & THE POWER OF TIME

Hourglass & change

There’s a painting in my parents’ house, in the dining area. The central theme is change, metamorphosis and the passing of time, evident since the piece of art shows an hourglass, big clocks, the 4 seasons, birth and death… It’s my favourite painting in the house, and there’s plenty of them, but this one is an open invitation to productive, […]

HOW I LOST WEIGHT, STARTED ENJOYING MY WORKOUTS AND MANAGED TO SLIP INTO THAT DRESS I THOUGHT I’D NEVER WEAR AGAIN!

#RedesignYourBody

I used to be a skinny kid, almost the kind of skinny you see on the telly, in kids who suffer from malnutrition. My parents struggled to feed me and I just wasn’t interested. Fast forward to more recent times, I learnt by myself how eating in excess and doing no exercise can lead to gaining more kilogrammes than I […]