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
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’
Brene Brown is a "researcher storylteller" who studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. She says the the wholehearted have courage, compassion and connection.