I started writing diaries when I was 10 years old. Looking back now the content is more comical than anything else.- sibling rivalries, frenemies and the word "buff" appears way too much.
At the time, particularly when I was around 15 and 16, some issues would have signified the end of the world - nope, the end of the universe.
Thinking about that time has given me a renewed empathy for my nieces and nephews, or any young person, who is at that age or coming into that age. What you feel and experience is real and valid. There may be times that are painful and really embarrassing but you will also gain a strength and a deeper understanding of who you and where you want to be.
I am fortunate to have the perspective of a 'service provider' and all the joys and challenges it brings. Technology is excellent in helping to bring about more joyful moments but when human error comes into play, technology can be destructive for a business.
The Caribbean Wellness Day on Saturday was incredible - spending the day giving treatments and meeting amazing people.
My phone had become an extension of my arm and the constant notification sounds, flashing lights and vibrations had become addictive. I feared my happiness, sadness, anger, compassion were being dictated by an algorithm. Real, heart-felt interactions were being replaced by miscommunications and misunderstandings.
It is written in many self-help books and spoken as a mantra in many weepy rom-com movies that, "you cannot truly love someone else, unless you learn to love yourself". But what does this look like? How long would you last in a relationship with yourself?
Detoxing or cleansing in its various forms, has been practised for thousands of years for health, spiritual and religious purposes. How can detoxing help cleanse our bodies, our minds and our environment?
The autobiography, 'Playing to Win' by the late Sir Conrad Hunte, takes the concept of morality away from the cricket pitch and into everyday life - forcing us to question our motives and purpose.
Almost 60 years later, his ideologies are just as relevant and necessary, on and off the pitch.
Flicking through my old diaries has given me a renewed empathy for young people navigating their way through the tortuous teenage years.
Stomping to the corner of the office and sobbing uncontrollably possibly won’t do wonders for your career but can we afford to hide our emotions at work?
Reflecting over my whys and how I had let them become overshadowed by fear, doubt, box sets and other people’s problems.
The festive season can be a stressful time of year for many people - with family obligations (despite how much we may love them), feelings of loneliness, financial worries, etc.