Equanimity, Spirituality, Thoughts

To teach is to learn

The saying goes: "Those who do, do, those who can't, teach." George Bernard Shaw wrote this in 1903 and it has remained with the world but contradicts the teaching profession profoundly. I began with that quote because I have been absent from my blog for some time. The reason is because I had lost my… Continue reading To teach is to learn

Equanimity, Freedom, Thoughts

More Than Face Value

I am a descendant of one of Jamestown's first Colonists. He arrived here to North America in 1620 on the Bona Nova ship. He is my 11th great grandfather on my father's side. I discovered this information while researching my family tree. I am a descendant of someone who survived the transatlantic slave trade. They… Continue reading More Than Face Value

Equanimity, Thoughts

Find security within yourself

We are currently living in uncertain times yet I find myself feeling more certain about being myself. Letting go of my insecurities is a beautiful process. I feel a load lightening and more free to speak my inner thoughts and feelings. I rarely let people in and now I say: ‘forget that.’ life is too… Continue reading Find security within yourself

Thoughts, Writing

Toastmasters International

I joined Toastmasters International a little over ten months ago. My reasons for joining were so that I can become a more effective and persuasive leader. It was a suggestion of my Chief Information Officer (CIO) as I was having some difficulty with corporate politics. So far I have given three speeches and the feedback… Continue reading Toastmasters International