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Author: Mihirini de Zoysa

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‘Other people’s perception of you, is none of your business’ Keep Shining, don’t you dare dim your light says Lisa Nicholas, world-renowned motivational speaker and bestselling author. Too often we are blinded by what other people tell us, about who we are or who we are not. What we can do or what we can’t do. The judgments and prejudices and their inability to see, blinds us to our path, to the journey awaiting us, to the million possibilities we can become. We are afraid to love, to laugh and live

  If you do nothing else today watch this video of Adam Roa reciting his poem 'You are who you've been looking for'. It's a powerful message about how we convince ourselves we are not enough, and that we will be better and happier if we have the right car, or the right make up on. We are constantly looking for external validation to feel good about ourselves. We are already good enough. You have to treat yourself like someone you love. Be your own love today. With love and blessings Mihirini  

My first engagement with Colombo Swim Week was in 2016, and it has been a privilege and an enormous learning experience to continue to work with Ajai Singh (Founder, President, Managing Director - Colombo Fashion Week) and Fazeena Rajabdeen (Chief Executive Officer - Colombo Fashion Week) and their team in 2017 and 2018. And I felt privileged and fortunate to also moderate the first ever Responsible Fashion Summit in March 2018! More about that in a later post. But for the moment here is a video clip from my first ever

Happy New Year dear friends, A little late, but I am happy to be finally writing to you, with my New Year wishes, for you and me. I am happiest wishing you by sharing the lessons I am taking forward, and here is what I learnt (again!) last year. Everything was all right in the end (as predicted in my 2013 New Year greeting, based on the famous quote from the movie ‘Best Hotel Marigold’, “Everything will be alright in the end, if it is not alright, it is not the end”). The ‘end’

Dear Friends, I just made my deadline to pen my reflections down of the old year and get ready to welcome the New Year! First things first …  No apocalypse … the world didn’t end. Its still here. But I think the world as we know it, has been changing (for a while now). Maybe that’s what the Mayan’s were talking about. What’s this year been for me? It’s been full of tests!! My ability to be patient, to wait, be present not knowing the future and still walk in to it. My ability

This article was recently posted on Elephant Journal. Recently a story of a wooden boulder that bobbed along streams, rivers and seas taught me that I am not lost. An art exhibition taught me that framing is key to deep understanding. Lessons come from the most unexpected places, and this insight I experienced when I first encountered the work of David Nash, the British sculptor this summer when I visited his exhibition at the beautiful Kew Gardens in London. I first wandered through the gardens, taking in the gardens and his wooden, iron

I was deeply touched by Frank Warren’s TED Talk, on Half a Million Secrets, delivered last March (2012). Frank Warren invited people to anonymously send him their secrets in 2004. Now, eight years later, he is the “owner” of over half a million secrets. People from all over the world, shared their ‘shocking, silly and soulful’ secrets. He created Post Secret, “an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard.” What are the secrets we are keeping and why are we keeping them? And,

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