LESSONS FROM THE MOUNTAIN

LESSONS FROM THE MOUNTAIN

By Stuart Cole www.verticalcoaching.co.za I remember running the Drakensberg Northern Trail on the Free State border in 2018. I had been running only for three months. I reached the top and there was so much mist you could hardly see in front of you. I knew there was...
MENTAL HEALTH STIGMA

MENTAL HEALTH STIGMA

Why do we ostracize people who don’t act “normal”? The stigmas around mental health and how society treats people suffering from mental health conditions can have devastating consequences. We need to empower those suffering by reaching out and getting the...
THE CATHARTIC EFFECT OF SCREAMING

THE CATHARTIC EFFECT OF SCREAMING

Ancient Chinese wisdom believes that letting out a loud yell is beneficial to one’s health and have passed on the practice from generation to generation which has become a part of their folk culture. The method involves standing in a warrior pose and screaming as loud...
SURRENDER IS THE BEAUTIFUL SOFT SPACE OF ACCEPTANCE

SURRENDER IS THE BEAUTIFUL SOFT SPACE OF ACCEPTANCE

Living in crisis, chaos and conflict and not trusting outcomes causes more anxiety and the need to control. The idea that we can control situations, is an illusion that causes most of us a great deal of suffering and starts to control us. When we choose to give up the...
EVOLVING AS A WOMAN

EVOLVING AS A WOMAN

My own personal experiences in my life came from a unique place, I say that from a very different place today as I have evolved and seen things through a different lens and have a new reality of normal. I know that reality is not us all running around wearing masks...