has been influenced by authors such as Eckhart Tolle (The New York Times described Tolle as “the most popular spiritual author in the United States” after the publication of his bestseller ‘The Power of Now’), years of Ashtanga yoga, and my own experiences and observations: both professional and personal.

Life doesn’t need to be a struggle, and our interaction with the world around us has a significant impact on the way the world deals with us. And of central importance: How do we treat ourselves?

Preoccupation with either the future or the past can prevent our full engagement with the present. Are you worrying about potential problems that might (or might not!) occur at some unknown point? Or are you still bothered, annoyed or embarrassed by yesterday’s (presumed) errors and slights?

We cannot, and don’t have to, control every aspect of our lives. Equanimity and confidence make it easier to accept the ‘here & now’ instead of wasting energy on futile resistance. Sometimes it’s better to assume the role of an interested and sympathetic observer, rather than considering yourself a helpless victim of fate – especially in unpleasant and difficult situations.


  • Time & space for you
  • Encouragement & support in the right setting to try ideas out
  • An open mind, curiosity & the ability to look at issues from a different angle
  • Confidence in your abilities
  • Benevolence, understanding & humour