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Self Love Matters

Self love matters! Nancy White tells us why. It not only empowers us, it also helps us to be able to love and empower other people. We’re all unique and different.  If we can’t love ourselves first and foremost, we can not love anybody else.   Part of self-love is those things that are not only […]

Self-care is not weakness – it is being human.

Self-care is not weakness. It is being human says our guest Nancy White, an entrepreneur of 35 years. It is being accountable to ourselves first and foremost. Not yo-yo diets, but more of the sustainable, healthy lifestyle with choices will keep you well as you age, mature and weather each season. Everybody needs to be […]

Esua Goldsmith and Being An Only

Award winning author, Esua  Goldsmith grew up  “being an only “ in a  white working class neighborhood in the 1950s in south London. She was the mixed race daughter of a white single mom and a Ghanaian father who she never knew as a child. Often being “an only one”, Esua describes the feeling of being “an alien dropped  from outer […]

The Space Between Black And White

Esua Goldsmith has always been a writer. Her memoir  “The Space between Black and White”  illustrates the painful, lonely existence of a mixed race child growing up in Britain as an “only “. That child was Esua. Life can seem like a whole series of random events that don’t make any sense, but it’s only […]

Design Thinking – Melody Song

Design thinking helps you to understand people’s needs to look holistically at interactions and constantly iterate the way forward. Focusing your efforts on the most impactful design moments  creates new and sticky experiences.   Imagine meeting and exceeding your customers’ needs and expectations.  Imagine what  you can achieve by understanding  the interactions people have,  surfacing problem […]

In Search of Meaning

In search of meaning, looking for new experiences, moving to new place, having fun, learning new languages led Chinese born Melody Song, co founder of Do Good Here to Canada and then to Berlin, Germany. Her mum, a translator for cultural ministries took her to ballet as a child which gave her access to ballet shows. She […]

When Standing Out is About Standing In!

According to Sade Marriott host  of the Banana Island Living Podcast, standing out is about standing in! Sade’s personal take on life and wellbeing is thus: ” I’m happy about being comfortable in my own skin now and being a bit more self-aware and a bit more conscious of other people’s emotions and less careless […]

When It’s Make or Break

For Sade Marriott, Podcast Host at Banana Island Living  it was either make or break. According to Sade, ” It was either break down and cry.  I was the only Black woman in my village.  It was lonely.  I had a little baby, so I volunteered, I reached out, I made connections and I cared for other people.  I genuinely […]

Our Capsule Environment

Capsule environments are environments that are isolated and confined – a challenge to leadership. The external conditions of capsule environments are harsh and dangerous. Our guest Binna Kandola talks about this. The typical features of a capsule environment are social isolation with the same group of people with sensory restrictions. Star Trek, Voyager, Dr Who, […]

It’s All About Love – Nadine Robson

“My mum was all about love and loving” says Nadine Robson. We learn from an early age that what helps is being open and comfortable with energising conversations. Energising is about not getting stuck in that place of feeling in despair or feeling overwhelmed, having a glimmer of hope. Nadine learnt the importance of mental […]