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Public Speaking Skills that Shine under Pressure

By | September 17th, 2018|Articles|

By Telana Simpson The Scenario What would you do if you found yourself in the following situation? You’re [...]

A Top Tip to Motivate Yourself and Others

By | September 12th, 2018|Articles|

By Telana Simpson I have heard it said that the bushmen – the First People – had a [...]

Telana is interviewed about the root cause of our fear of failure

By | July 9th, 2018|Articles|

How is our view of the world created? And what is the effect of this? What is at [...]

How to not take things personally

By | March 22nd, 2017|Articles|

If you have heard others repeatedly say to you “stop taking things so personally” with a tone of exasperation and frustration, and heard yourself say “everybody is just against me, I can’t seem to do anything right” then it might be time to put down those victim-mentality glasses that taint the way you see the world. I’m guessing that you feel always under attack, like you are never good enough, that nobody ever listens to you, they are always challenging what you say, and you feel so alone in the world.

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Q & A about Work-Life Balance for Entrepreneurs

By | June 17th, 2016|Articles|

How to reclaim control of your life Today more than ever people across the globe are trying to find that elusive work / life balance. Balancing your career and your personal life isn’t easy and a lot of people aren’t even sure how to divide their time. Here is the low down on achieving a sound work / life balance and why it’s important to reclaim control of your life. […]

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5 Feel Good Video Clips about Humanity

By | April 24th, 2016|Articles|

Some days, the world’s problems seem too much. They weigh heavy on my shoulders, and the darkness feels palpable and unbearable. I’ve had those times too where the pain I’ve seen and heard about in my exploring of what’s possible, led me to breakdown in tears, feeling like I was closing down in a pit of despair. I’ve been fortunate though to have found a way to reached out, and come across a book, a poem, a glimpse of humanity at its finest, that helped me pull myself towards myself to crawl out the pit in the days that followed. […]

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How to have a difficult conversation with your Child

By | March 25th, 2016|Articles|

When a writer for a magazine asked me to comment on an article she was writing about having difficult conversations with your child, the scenario she put forward brought up my own memory of a similar situation I had with a cute boy and my mother. As I put on my daughter hat, and with hindsight all these years later, the pointers I am about to share would have saved me a lot of fuss and years of wondering about ‘what could have been’. And it might have helped me to learn my own lessons about intimate relationships a lot sooner. […]

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Alanis Morissette on Emotions

By | January 29th, 2016|Articles|

"Having left the border of South Africa and entered Botswana, we drove along the pothole-ridden road towards our [...]

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Habits for a healthier you

By | October 22nd, 2015|Articles|

Habits are those things that we do so often, that they become our routine and way of being. Yet we can so easily fall into habits that don’t actually help us, or are unhealthy for us, if we are not actively conscious of what we do. […]

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People who inspire me

By | August 16th, 2015|Articles|

Sometimes life introduces us to amazing people, and their work or message touches us deeply. I experienced this with hearing of Karina Anderson’s work, and then interviewing her about the SmilingOne’s NPO initiative ‘The SmilingOne Foundation’ and the SmilingOne Change Agents. And then I had a conversation with one of those SmilingOne Change Agents, Franklin Esau, who turned his life around from one of crime, to a life of understanding and kindness, and a significantly positive contribution to society. Karina’s work is about inspiring personal value-based leadership, mainly in prisons. […]

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