Browsing All posts tagged under »Philosophy«

Lessons for life

September 14, 2013

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Robin Sharma’s emails never fail to make for a fantastic and thought-provoking read. Nor do they ever fail to make me question how his words, thoughts and suggestions apply to my own life … what would Tori’s take have been? A recent email was about the things he wishes he had learnt years ago … […]

Core conversation

July 5, 2013

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I know I write often about happiness, which may seem a diversion from the running, fitness, health and wellness theme of this blog but in actual fact, happiness is bound so tightly to all of these … and to pretty much everything in our existence.  Only if we are happy as individuals, can we pursue […]

Gratitude is an attitude

June 16, 2013

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I spent this evening at a thought-provoking talk at the Capital Club with life and executive coach, Marwa Karoura. The topic?  “Operating out of Abundance: A Journey into the ‘Never Enough’ Illusion.” I was with my friend Brandy and chatting en route home, we both agreed that whilst we didn’t necessarily learn anything new, we […]

Wonderful & wise

February 27, 2013

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I came across these words this morning and read and re-read … absorbing and loving every word; Love is the new black. The time is now and the power is you. Trust your instincts. How you invest your love is how you invest your life. Believe in the power of a smile. Your attitude is your […]

Months & minutes

February 15, 2013

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Last year I went to a talk at the ab fab Emirates Lit Fest by AC Grayling. Grayling is a brilliant philosopher and author of some 30 books. His talk was captivating, thought-provoking and inspiring … particularly when he spoke of life in months. Turn our lives into a matter of months and you quickly […]

Meaning & motivation

January 30, 2013

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“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” Friedrich Nietzsche I listened to a thought-provoking discussion the other day about what we need to take to our races. Gels and gear aside, a vital thing to remember was your why … your reason for running.  When the going gets tough, everyone […]

Obsession confession

January 19, 2013

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I have no shame in admitting my obsession with many things … working, writing, running, order, organisation … and I’m sure my family, lovers and others would think of plenty more … some good, others bad and others again very very bad! So receiving Robin Sharma’s email last week about why obsessions are wonderful and […]

Life in months

March 17, 2012

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Last week at the fab Emirates Lit Fest I went to AC Grayling’s talk. Grayling is a brilliant philosopher and author of some 30 books on the meaning of life, the art of being right, the reason of things etc. His talk was captivating, thought-provoking and inspiring … particularly when he spoke of life in […]

Insights to shelve in 2012

December 8, 2011

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It’s that special time of year when I start putting thought into my plans, hopes and dreams for 2012. Having lunch with my friend Brett the other day, we briefly chatted about goals and resolutions and we came to the conclusion that firm goals are really pretty 80’s … a thing of the past that […]

Running for rants when life is pants …

May 5, 2011

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I ran with a good girlfriend tonight … unplanned and short but required for a friend in need. Why? Because she needed a rant … to let go of the stresses and strains in her life and the hands of cards she’s currently being dealt. And if a run is sometimes a great release then […]

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

November 12, 2010

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Taken from Richard Carlson’s fabulous book, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff.  I try to pick one every day and practice it wherever possible.  Chicken soup for the soul. Make peace with imperfection Let go of the idea that gentle, relaxed people can’t be superachievers Be aware of the snowball effect of your thinking Develop your […]