A few days ago, as I briskly walked the Vancouver Seawall, a young couple ran passed me with the elegance and confidence of two gazelles. A few steps behind me, a young mother held the hand of a toddler learning to walk alongside her. That’s when I thought, I am living the Riddle of the […]
“If I see any more signs on the walls of my workplace that tell me to be the change, I cannot be held accountable for what I may say.” That came from a very good friend. She’s intelligent, strong and full of cheerful humour. I knew exactly what she meant. I want to be the […]
Unless you are a late night shopper, you will eventually be in a line-up waiting to go through a cash register. Anticipating the wait, stores usually have the latest gossip magazines and an assortment of high-priced candy placed at eye level to incite more spending. When people get bored, they can read about the latest […]
“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” Socrates The other day I met up with some friends who spent a considerable amount of time discussing how busy they were. It became a competition. Who was the busiest? I even found myself contributing to this jumble of “busies.” In the end, I really didn’t know how much actual communication […]
The Latin words quid pro quo is a sophisticated way to say: “give or take,” “tit for tat”, “this for that” or “a favour for a favour.” Whether we know it or not, most of us practice quid pro quo on a regular basis. Here are some examples: 1) Sending a birthday card and thinking […]
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