July 7, 2019'It's OK not to be OK' is a well-known phrase that's often thrown about. But the thing is, accepting that you're not OK is just the starting point – not the finishing line – of personal growth.
February 6, 2019Maybe the world might feel a little less fractured and disconnected if we all took the time to look up once in a while and connect with those around us, with whom we share more than we realise.
January 6, 2019Self-improvement is well and good but when we spend time dwelling on the ways we feel we need to change, we treat ourselves as a problem to be fixed. Is that the best way to start the year?
September 21, 2018The memoir of former US FBI director James Comey is about the value of ethical leadership and the necessity of truth. 'A Higher Loyalty' also presents parallels between Donald Trump’s leadership and that of the mafia.
September 17, 2018Feelings come and go on their own if you let them be; it’s only when we try to hold on to them that we suffer. Sunny Side Up columnist Sandy Clarke has long held an interest in emotions, mental health, mindfulness and meditation. He believes the more we understand ourselves and each other, the better societies we can create. If you...
August 19, 2018When we drown ourselves in the noise of our own opinions without creating the silence to hear the voice of another, we do ourselves a disservice by failing to notice how everyone contributes to the value of a society, and the strength of a nation.
June 2, 2018It takes only about 12 hours of meditation for people to become more giving, compassionate and caring. And this can begin from the age of four, when children are in preschool. What better place to create positive, lasting social change than schools?