Meme Seeding

Meme Seeding

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Less than an hour of my time has made more of a difference in the world than all my time put together. In 2014, I wrote a blog post on the subject of Ikigai. In that blog post, I merged two concepts to create something new. Essentially, […]

Mental Transition

Mental Transition

Why mental health? Of all the challenges there are to solve in the world, why is so much of my passion and time given to resolving mental health issues? For me, it is about understanding its future impact on society. I spent the first part of my entrepreneurial career as a direct marketer. Essentially, a […]

The Spectrum of Wellbeing

The Spectrum of Wellbeing

Are you happy? ‘Yes,’ was the answer I consistently gave, throughout most of my life. On the surface, I genuinely believed this was the case, because I didn’t have a reference point to truly understand what happiness is. Sure, I had extreme highs – but I also had a lot of lows. My own particular […]

Parking Tickets and Broken Computers

Parking Tickets and Broken Computers

If two situations can provoke rage and frustration more than most, they are: receiving a parking ticket, and when a piece of technology breaks down. For some reason, these actions evoke puzzling levels of emotional response in us, considering that they involve inanimate objects. I wonder how these items manage to stir up such emotion. […]

Shifting Realities

Shifting Realities

I was in a coffee conversation with a friend last week that helped me to realise something. We all live and create our own individual reality. When our differing views on reality emerge in public, they can cause friction between ourselves and other people. From politics and religion, to nations and tribes – the world […]

Breakthrough

Breakthrough

Having just experienced the Journey to 100 event, I can honestly say that I am even more convinced of the power of small nations to help the world to make significant breakthroughs. If you watch the talks, you can see that small nations such as Guernsey are truly capable of achieving systemic breakthroughs, like becoming […]

Redefining The Edge

Redefining The Edge

On June 30th, we launch our boldest mission yet. We aim to inspire and engage a nation to become the first country in the world to surpass 100-years life expectancy for our residents – within 10 years. We continually seed bold missions in our community. Although we believe that whatever we set out to achieve […]

I wish I had the words

I wish I had the words

“I wish I had the words,” I said to myself. After a challenging media interview recently, I shed some tears of frustration because I had struggled to express what I wanted to convey. I have often felt this way – even more so, when I was younger. I feel as if I am trying to […]

Celebrate Your Bright Spots

Celebrate Your Bright Spots

‘Celebrate Your Bright Spots.’ This phrase came from fellow community changemaker, Greg Tehven, and it is one that has stayed with me. Greg and others’ work is nothing short of incredible in Fargo, North Dakota – a place that is managing to reinvent itself without (what Greg calls) ‘distractions’: no stunning scenery, mountains or beaches […]

The Journey to 100

The Journey to 100

What is it, to live a long and healthy life? Mark Twain famously said “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” I remember the day I found my ‘why’. It was November 4th, 2010. I had an epiphany – creating such […]