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Stories by Trevor E.S. Smith

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMTrevor E.S. Smith

"Junior, you are getting on my last nerve.""Tina, how many times must I speak to you about the same thing?""I am concerned about Ivan. I can't get him to settle down."Parenting is not without its challenges. Your pride...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMTrevor E.S. Smith

Meetings have a stranglehold on us.When was the last time you called someone and they were not in a meeting?How much of your active work hours are spent in meetings - formal and informal?How many meetings have you left...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMTrevor E.S. Smith

Time to rest from labour or prepare for the new year?Is this tug of war threatening to steal your joy? Both are compelling options. Here is a review.Winding Down• Remove the feeling of guilt from stepping back....

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMTrevor E.S. Smith

Are you truly happy?On a scale of one to 10 - with 10 being joyful, happy, and contented, and one being sad, miserable and frustrated - where would you score?How much time have you spent implementing an...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMTrevor E.S. Smith

June is traditionally the wedding month, so we shift our focus to those who are getting married, plan to get married or are already married.Key 1: Appreciate the 'why'Understanding the 'why of marriage' is perhaps the...

Published:Sunday | May 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMTrevor E.S. Smith

How would you describe your life's journey? Has your life experience been joyful or mainly a feat of endurance?This has implications for what your future holds.Distinguish between joy and happiness.Happiness...

Published:Sunday | February 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMTrevor E.S. Smith

Wikipedia lists two films, four albums, and 14 different singles with the title 'You're My Everything'. YouTube provides even more options with that title.Barry White went further, "My first, my last, my everything," and Slim...

Published:Sunday | January 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMTrevor E.S. Smith

What could make a late-blooming runner from a small island run faster than anyone has ever run?What could cause a player to leave a championship-winning team to go home to a team and a region with a notoriously poor history of...

Published:Sunday | December 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMTrevor E.S. Smith

Mothers are called upon to cope with a battery of stressful challenges. As wife, she has been working to get two individuals from different sociological experiences to live harmoniously as one. It is usually...

Published:Sunday | November 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMTrevor E.S. Smith

Parenting is a challenge. Yet it is one of the responsibilities that produces the greatest level of guilt when we mess up. Also, ineffective parenting has long-lasting repercussions within the family and for...

Published:Sunday | June 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMTrevor E.S. Smith

A lot of effort has been put into encouraging us to focus on creating a work-life balance. The implication is that we should 'get a life' and find things to do outside of work that are engaging and empowering. This is useful advice...

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