The Toxicity of Gossip

All humans partake in some form of gossip, despite the age-old saying, “If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” Whether it’s workplace chatter, the sharing of family news or group texts between friends, it’s inevitable that everyone who talks, well, talks about other people. In fact, a 1993 observational study found that male participantsContinue reading “The Toxicity of Gossip”

Learning to Love Obstacles

Ryan Holiday in his book The Obstacle is the Way explores the idea that obstacles are actually our best friends, our wisest teachers, our greatest allies. Using examples from Marcus Aurelius to Amelia Earhart, Ulysses S. Grant to Barack Obama, he shows that the greatest feats in humanity weren’t accomplished in the absence of obstaclesContinue reading “Learning to Love Obstacles”

Be a Rhino

We all have dealt with procrastination at some point in our life, all too familiar with that feeling of knowing you need to get something done but somehow not being able to do it. It may be something important that pressurises you into completing it at the last minute or many a times we don’tContinue reading “Be a Rhino”

Ikigai: The Art of Staying Young While Growing Old

At the start of the lockdown last year I had read this book which helped me in many ways. I thought I’d share a few things that inspired me. The Japanese term “Ikigai” or the “art of living” refers to the practice of living a purposeful life with respect to a person’s sense of theContinue reading “Ikigai: The Art of Staying Young While Growing Old”