My talks cover a lot of inspiring information, ground breaking research and helpful daily tools, but there is still so much more I’d love to talk to you about. My blog allows me to expand on the topics which I touch on in my talks, as well as to explore many other topics as well. I've called my blog Flourish because I truly believe that it’s within all of us to be able to flourish - to embrace and enjoy our lives and to live lives that are full of vibrant health, joy, gratitude and peace. We can Flourish at any age or stage of life through the conscious choices we make. Even in the difficult times or times of illness and poor health - our greatest challenges often lead to our greatest growth. I hope that my blogs will inspire you to make choices that will help you to flourish too.
Please watch the video version of this letter here
This letter is addressed to you, our Honourable President, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, to your cabinet, to the CEOs and the captains of industry in South Africa – black and white, male and female. And everyone in between. It’s also addressed to you, the workers, the nurses, the teachers, the tellers – also black, white, male, female, and everyone in between. And it’s definitely addressed to you, our educationalists, our Heads of Schools, our education leaders. And it’s addressed to the mothers and daughters that I sat with in Alexander township on Friday. The ones who feel forgotten. It’s addressed to each and every South African. Including myself. (more…)
A reply to this letter on FB from Dr Michael Blackburn
Dear Mike (aka the Anaesthesiologist replying to the physiotherapist whose open letter is doing the rounds on social media)
I was surprised that you didn’t address your letter directly to me (Nicola Aylward) as we know each other, but I’m pleased that you wrote it and challenged me on it, as that’s what I am encouraging – critical thinking and robust debate. So, thank you for your comments and I address them below. (more…)
An Open Letter to the Minister of Basic Education, Ms Angelina Motshekga, the Department of Basic Education, South African epidemiologist and infectious diseases specialist Prof Salim Abdool Karim, executive director of ISASA Mr Lebogang Montjale, and the ISASA team, Heads of Schools and educational leaders in South Africa as well as the Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize, the Department of Health and the advisors to the DBE. (more…)
With Mother’s Day this past weekend, most have us have reflected on our own mothers, and the kind of mothering which we received. Some of us have close and supportive relationships with our mothers. Some have strained and difficult relationships. (more…)