Like most of us in Sri Lanka, I have gone through many emotions these last 5 days, since the devastating Easter Sunday attack on our lives, our hopes, our dreams, our freedom. Disbelief was the first. Incomprehension followed fast. Then grief rising from heartbreak. Then anger aroused by fear. Underlying all of these emotions was an inability to feel these feelings fully. I was also numb. The last 4 weeks I have been penning an article about a recent realisation of what I thought was my superpower—stoicism. I discovered this ‘superpower’ on
I believe we are being invited to reflect, review and reshape our future. I believe we are already on the cusp of that opportunity to rethink and reimagine a bold, brave and beautiful world. I believe we—in all our different ways—have been preparing for this moment, we have been skilling up, building our resilience and connecting with our community for just this moment.
‘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
'How did we get here'? Have you found yourself asking this question, amid stony silence or a screaming match or resigned defeat with someone you know well, with someone you care about? I have. And by the time I am asking myself that question, it seems like the proverbial horse has bolted. Susan Scott in her book Fierce Conversations (2002) explains "
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
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