So you want to turn the tide and be a mentor? How would you go about that? Will you tell people what to do and how to do it? Of course not! As a mentor you're not their boss, but a person who comes alongside and guides. But how do you do that? Great that … Continue reading Mentors Wanted: How to Be a Great Mentor
A tribute to a mighty woman whom I owe so much of who I am today.
We all want to grow. We all want to reach our full potential in life. We grow through experience, gaining knowledge and learning how to apply these in the future. We go to school, learn a trade, or attend the knowledge centers of our society: universities. After all, the piece of paper we receive shows … Continue reading Mentors Wanted: the Importance of Role Models
Mentors, they are invaluable. Without them, we are bound to fend for ourselves and rediscover the wheel time and time again. However, younger generations receive less and less mentoring, as education systems and workplaces become increasingly impersonal and professionalized.
Life is full of challenges, troubles and times of adversity. Sometimes the weight of it all wears you out, or it pushes you down. It would be good if in those moments, someone could help us push back, help us carry the weight. It would be great if someone could come alongside us and support … Continue reading How to Be an Encourager: The Power of Support
Magnetic forces and fields are nearly everywhere. Of course, in every-day life we are used to fridge magnets, or magnetic clips. However, our computers and phones also rely on magnetic forces. How do the same forces cause solar flares, space storms and northern lights?
We are busy people. We rush to work or university, pick up the kids from school, cook our meals (or go out to get food), are part of sporting clubs or are involved other extra activities. Not all of these are true for everyone, but you get the idea. We are busy. We're so busy … Continue reading How to Be an Encourager: Be Present in the Moment
In the news we regularly hear about earthquakes and some also cause tsunamis. It seems like they occur more and more often. Recently, many people lost their lives with a magnitude 7.5 earthquake in Palu, Sulawesi (Indonesia), which was followed by a tsunami. Only a week later a deadly earthquake hit Port-de-Paix in Haiti - … Continue reading Earthquakes and tsunamis occur more often – or not?
How would your life be without the people around you? How would it look like without the support of family/friends/neighbors? Have you ever considered how much of who and what you are, you owe to the people around you? Have you ever thanked and encouraged them for this?
Spectacular images of recent volcanic eruptions in Hawaii are a little disheartening – especially given news reports suggesting there is a sleeping volcano under Melbourne that could awaken and erupt at any moment. Understanding the geological differences between Melbourne and Hawaii is really helpful in working out how we can keep an eye on future … Continue reading Would an eruption in Melbourne really match Hawaii’s volcanoes? Here’s the evidence