The following is taken from my book, Metamorphosis: Make the Change; Emerge Magnificent. We Need Human Connection to Survive and Thrive Human connection is a biological imperative, and science shows us that we can affect each other far more than we may realise. So many of our vital functions, from healing to creativity, require us to feel safe and connected. This is a function of … Continue reading The Case for Human Connection (extract from Metamorphosis)
I’ve been struck by the irony of my publishing a book which urges its readers to shed their cocoons and emerge magnificently out into the world, right before we’re all self-isolated and locked up in our homes. Oh boy, life has a sense of humour! We are headed for unprecedented and uncertain weeks and months ahead. We’re worried on so many levels, and apprehensive at … Continue reading Self-isolated in our cocoons? Caterpillars show us what we can achieve in confinement.
Sonder and solipsism: two fairly obscure words that fall at opposite ends of the spectrum of our interpersonal relationships. Below is an extract from my book, Metamorphosis. It’s taken from Chapter 8, ‘Love: Reframing How We See Others’ and explains why sonder is a mechanism for really seeing, and appreciation, the inner richness of our fellow humans: “It’s hard for our brains to process that … Continue reading Are you familiar with the terms SONDER & SOLIPSISM?
When my friends over at the Be Well Collective asked me to share my favourite books by women for women in honour of International Women’s Day, I realised that there was a very powerful thread running through my favourite books by female authors. That thread is VULNERABILITY. It’s no exaggeration to say that vulnerability makes the world go round. When we give up the exhaustion of … Continue reading My Top Books By Women for IWD20
A year ago today on IWD 2019, I stood in front of a roomful of Goldman Sachs partners and clients, sharing a blindingly bright vision for the future of my brand, Madderson London. Six months later we had to shut our doors. I find myself a year on, having walked away from an industry I thought I loved, having re-discovered the joys of writing, and … Continue reading What I Learnt From Failing
I only review books that have blown my mind, helped me grow and taught me things I couldn’t possibly have figured out for myself. My reviews are bulleted for easy consumption. Scroll down for my top 10 quotes from the book. Susan Cain – Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking 10 Things I Learnt fromQuiet: Introversion / Extroversion is … Continue reading Book Review: Quiet by Susan Cain
Activation Exercise Taking responsibility involves some introspection. It’s so ingrained in us to deflect blame onto others; it’s become habitual, and by definition, we don’t bring much consciousness to our habits. Journaling is a great way to gain self-awareness. In particular, when we pose questions to ourselves, our answers can reveal insights that we didn’t know we had. Here are some questions that will serve … Continue reading Chapter 2: Taking 100% Responsibility
Happy Friday! Firstly, apologies for the hiatus. It was a busy Christmas getting our new puppy settled in, and I’ve also managed to finish my book, Metamorphosis. I’ll be publishing it independently next month, and sharing more behind-the-scenes colour on the self-publishing process (which I find fascinating!). 1. The heart’s electromagnetic field is so strong that modern medical equipment can measure its frequency from up … Continue reading 4 Things I Learnt This Week: Heart Rates, Breathing, Conscious Parenting & The Law of Attraction
Happy Friday! Here are 4 things I learnt this week: 1. Write a user manual about yourself, for your colleagues. I listened to Tim Ferriss’ podcast interview with Adam Grant, Wharton professor and author. He’s a seriously intelligent and productive guy. One great piece of advice was to write a user manual for yourself at work, so that new colleagues can get up to speed … Continue reading 4 Things I Learnt This Week: A User Manual for Yourself, Why We Can’t Read Each Other, Revisionist History & Einstein
Happy Friday Here are 4 things I learnt this week: 1. It’s really healthy to go off-grid sometimes. I’ve been lying very low as I’m trying to get as much of my book, Metamorphosis, written as possible before our new pup Charlie arrives next weekend. I’ve been off Instagram, off Stories, and off Facebook as they’re huge time thieves. I feel so much better for … Continue reading 4 Things I Learnt This Week: Going off-grid, habits, acupuncture & the only belief that matters