Seeing the cathedral Notre-Dame of Paris in flames, watching parts of historical heritage disappear, I was observing carefully the impact this event had on people: spectators in tears, under shock, speechless. There was a lot of sadness and disbelief. So I asked myself, what if the flames had rather reached our inner realm where we nourish an erroneous, yet reassuring, belief system that things are permanent? Continue reading
What does a super-obese model on the October cover of Cosmopolitan UK magazine tell us? That we shall embrace different forms of beauty? That obesity is not an issue as long as it is embraced? Or a very misleading message for women? Probably a bit of everything… Continue reading
“He has still not answered my email”, “She again criticized my idea during the conference call”, “Why I am not invited to this meeting?”… Often, our emotions will ride very high, very quickly: sadness, fear, angriness, hatred and grudge.
What happens then? Generally, we react while stilling being submerged by emotions (often not felt consciously): the angry reply with n+1 and n+2 in copy, withholding information, cutting communication, even wishing to quit one’s job or a bit of “sabotage”… Good bye efficacy, productivity and professionalism… Continue reading
What a shame! Thanks to a recent Nutella advertisement in France I learn that “Nutella has its fair place at breakfast, as part of a balanced diet.” What? I may have misread? I admit, my eyesight is getting worse… OK, I read the advertisement again… and still, it’s indeed written word by word… Continue reading
Le Directeur Financier est ferme : « Non, cela est beaucoup trop cher, impossible d’autoriser cet achat ! ». Le Directeur Marketing argumente : « Mais cet investissement est très important ! Notre produit sera encore plus beau, attractif et intéressant ! »… Une discussion typique lors d’un comité de direction, vous connaissez ? Continue reading
Adapting new lifestyles, removing unhealthy food items for our diet, sticking to healthy choices over time, integrating them in our daily routines, – all rather straight forward – and still, most of us, never get there. We find all the (wrong) reasons and excuses for staying put where we are. Hence, are we really ready for change? Continue reading
“Where do get your protein from?” is probably the most frequent question a vegan gets asked. Interestingly, we never discuss the appropriate amount of daily protein-intake, nor health issues associated with hyper-protein-diets. Protein is still the key nutrient we worry about. Continue reading