Mindfulness: Existing vs Living

Sunday, 28, September, 2014 1 , , Permalink 1

Sometimes, I feel like I'm going through life on auto-pilot. I get so caught up in the routine of life - eat, work, sleep, repeat - that I stop really feeling it. And the scary part is, I don't realise I'm in that zone until something happens to snap me out of it. Have you seen the movie Crash? I always remember this line: In LA, nobody touches you. We're always behind this metal and glass. I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something. I think that's the difference between existing and living. And I really noticed it while on holiday overseas recently. It was only a 2 week break ...

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Top 10 Must Eats in NYC

Sunday, 21, September, 2014 0 , , , Permalink 0

There is so much to do in NYC. But what do you do if you've seen the Empire State Building, Rockafella Centre and Top of the Rock? If you've strolled through Central Park, Little Italy, Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdales? If you've toured the UN, the 9/11 Memorial and all the museums? At least twice. Well, I say it leaves guilt-free space in your itinerary for eating your way around the city. On my recent trip to NYC - my fourth bite of The Big Apple - I was able to really get a taste for New York. Food is a huge part of my travelling experience - I'd prioritise eating a croissant in Paris over the Louvre any day. So, here ...

Lifehacks for Innovative Meetings

Sunday, 14, September, 2014 0 , , , Permalink 0

It's kind of ironic really. When I started my career, I thought attending meetings was the pinnacle of success - sitting in board rooms, suited up with pen and notepad in hand, looking out the window at the surrounding skyscrapers. Being asked to attend a client or executive meeting was a badge of honour I would proudly wear. Now - fast forward 5 + years - and I dread attending most meetings. Lawyers bill time in 6 minute intervals, which has a way of making you acutely aware of when you are "wasting" time - and I've carried that mentality with me since leaving a law firm. Most meetings are an unproductive and inefficient use of valuable workday minutes. The world's most ...

5 Steps to The Ultimate Upper East Side Experience

Sunday, 7, September, 2014 2 , , , Permalink 3

During this last week in NYC, I had the most perfect, unplanned day on the Upper East Side. I love it when that happens when travelling. Everything just fell into place - I didn't get the wrong subway or find the shop/restaurant/museum closed or feel like I was rushing around with an itinerary. The day - spent entirely by myself - seemed to just flow, ticking off a lot of must-see / must-do activities without feeling remotely touristy or hectic. So, here is my guide to the ultimate Upper East Side experience:   1. Have a true NYC breakfast First things first. Start the day with a bagel at the famous Ess-A-Bagel near the corner of Third Ave and 51st Street. Get there early, because ...