Proceed with mindfulness

Overwork robbing you of sleep. Quiet accumulations of rage. Not knowing where to turn. Many people experience such things from time to time. Ten employees from several different departments have attended a multi-week mindfulness seminar with exercises designed to help them cope with stress. The programme, which was led by Meike Ludwigs, a trainer from the Kalapa Academy, covered both theory and practice. This is a report from one of the participants. Continue reading

Fish at Easter, with a little help from us

Fish will be sizzling in many frying pans this Good Friday, as part of a long Christian tradition in which the faithful recall its dietary association with Jesus. Ichthys, the Greek term for water creatures, is also an acronym of IESOS CHRISTOS THEOU (H)YIOS SOTER (which translates as “Jesus Christ, God’s son, saviour”); and in many communities and parishes, fish is not part of the abstinence requirements of Lent. Continue reading