Could You Make It On Mars?

Could You Make It On Mars?

How about right here on earth?

Mark Watney is no normal human being. He’s a NASA astronaut, but that’s not what makes him extraordinary. He’s also an astronaut who’s been left for dead, left to fend for himself on a desolate red planet. He has to deal with the fact that he’s all alone with no way to communicate with earth. Worse even, he also has to contend with the fact that he’ll surely run out of food before a rescue mission can reach him—that is if Mars’s inhospitable environment doesn’t manage to claim him first.

What’s most fascinating about this real page-turner of a novel, is what we can learn from Mark’s adventures and how it applies to life right here on earth.

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House of Cards Delivers a Powerful Lesson

House of Cards Delivers a Powerful Lesson

The day has finally arrived. Netflix has unleashed the third season of its insanely popular TV series “House of Cards”. I’ve been waiting for its arrival with bated breath since the announcement of its release some weeks ago. 

Not wanting to welcome its arrival unprepared, I’ve been skimming through the past two seasons, (re)watching the most critical episodes to ensure my memory of the crescendo is crisp—to be certain I won’t miss a single reference to past events. For additional context, I’ve even drunk every word of  Michael Dobb's book upon which the series is based. One could say I’m more than prepared for the new twists and turns awaiting the Underwoods.

Why is this series so….powerful?

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The Devil Made Me Do It. Why We Always Have A Choice.

The Devil Made Me Do It. Why We Always Have A Choice.

As some of you may already be aware, there are two movies that really resonate with me from a philosophical perspective. One of these is The Matrix and the other? The Devil Wears Prada. The concept of choice is a fundamental theme that runs through these two movies and anyone watching them would be hard pressed to not consider what that might mean in their own lives. It certainly did for me and still does. 

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What Bungee Jumping Taught Me About Visualization

What Bungee Jumping Taught Me About Visualization

It's 1:30 in the afternoon and the weather's perfect. The crew at Victoria Falls Bungee have just strapped me in and they've done all the necessary safety checks to ensure I'm good to go. They're now helping me move to the edge of the platform because my ankles are secured with tight straps around two thick layers of folded towels to protect my legs from the jarring they're about to receive. My toes are over the edge, I look out over the Zambezi river and then I hear it..."3-2-1...BUNGEE!"

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