Tell a better story to improve your life

Posted on Sun 12 November 2017 in Dispatches • Tagged with mental health, self improvement • 7 min read

The tangle of human lives is spun with stories. Every relationship, every shared belief, and every history is made up of such things. More importantly, your stories are what define you, whether you are conscious of it or not. Being aware, being conscious in your tale telling, can make all …


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Office Atemi: it’s not all hugs and rainbows

Posted on Mon 31 July 2017 in Dispatches • Tagged with aikido, business, conflict, martial arts, self improvement • 3 min read

Since my post about Aikido at work a few months ago, I’ve received a number of questions that have the same theme. Take this one from reader Kevin:

I like what you’re saying about resolving conflict, but doesn’t that [mean] you’re always reactive? Where I work …


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How Aikido can change the way you work

Posted on Tue 23 May 2017 in Dispatches • Tagged with aikido, business, conflict, martial arts, self improvement • 9 min read

It’s been close to eleven years since I last wore a gi and was thrown over someone’s hip, but I still practice Aikido every day. Not in a dojo, and not on a practice mat, but in the office and in my home.

What is Aikido?

Aikido, for …


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