Repatriating is always hard. Sometimes as stressful as going through a divorce or grieving a death. But when you’re in the midst of a global pandemic, the emotional and physical toll takes to a new level.
Are you living your life on autopilot? You may be doing OK and coping, but not asking yourself whether you can feel better than OK. Few of us question what might be holding us back from living optimally every day.
Vulnerability is what builds hardiness, because each time you’re vulnerable you are being courageous and brave,” says Justine Campbell, a counsellor and the director of the Hong Kong based Mindquest Group. But what does it mean to be vulnerable?
Continuing on the 2017 theme of “living bravely”, this month we hear from ex-Hong Kong resident and journalist Rachel Jacqueline in our “Conversations with Courage” series. Here, Rachel shares her experience of “daring greatly” and what courage has meant for her in her life.
Justine Campbell is something of a veteran expat, having lived all over Asia. Now ensconced in a new home in Chung Hom Kok on Hong Kong’s Southside, she talks everything from Japanese cuisine and the hidden messages in art, to a special dog called Mintie.
I recently took part in Dr Brené Brown’s “The Daring Way” ™ training. Based on her books, Daring Greatly and Rising Strong, my plan was to come away with new insights on her ground-breaking work on vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness.