The climb

The process of finding purposeful work - or work that matches your skills and values that feels somehow meaningful or important to you - can be a long one. At times the way ahead seems clear. At others you can’t see more than a few feet ahead. Somewhat like this diagram…

Toni Morrison, David Bowie and legacy

Thinking of our legacy as a body of work can be daunting should we dare to compare ourselves to luminaries such as Toni Morrison or David Bowie. But if we consider that the legacy is not the work itself, but the effect it has on those that encounter it, then what previously seemed like an unclimbable peak can instead become a territory for exploration.

The joy with the pain

Feelings are not one or the other: joyful or painful, happy or sad. They are complex, blended, tangled. But in the tangle there is depth and if we can feel deeply and live with intensity then that extends to the full spectrum of experience.

Life in balance - between the extremes?

Is it helpful to think about guiding lights as the centre point between extremes? And how much sense does it make to think of fixed points when we ourselves flow and change so readily? This is an attempt to locate the points of consistency and balance within ourselves.

The paths we take to find fulfilling work

The route to fulfilling work is often unconventional and nearly always unpredictable. If you’re making a career change or searching for more fulfilling work you’ve probably spent some time trying to identify your new path. But the problem is that there is no such thing…