do not panic

What to do when something goes wrong

Last month my touch pad stopped working. Yeahhh… It did. While I was working on a deadline. And, I surprised myself by not even thinking to get someone to help fix it. (P.S I would probably have done if I wasn’t so drunk on yoghurt and beef biltong that afternoon.) […]


IKIGAI – A Reason For Being

  Ikigai (生き甲斐, pronounced [ikiɡai]) is a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being.” The word “ikigai” is usually used to indicate the source of value in one’s life or the things that make one’s life worthwhile. The word translated to English roughly means “thing that you live for” or “the reason for which […]

Finding purpose or living purposefully?

We all reach that point in life when we wake up feeling purposeless and that can be incredibly frustrating. We see others living passionate, engaged, meaningful lives. They have wonderful relationships, great jobs and this sense of direction that gets them out of bed each morning with a happy courage […]

The Knotty Issue of Purpose

  Sometime last year, a friend and I were chatting and he asked if I think of words like ‘destiny’, ‘purpose’, ‘calling’. He said he really needed to discuss these things with someone. So, my talking tap went off and I told him some of what I thought, at that […]