ANDIKA CHALLENGE

Rekindling your connection and building a secure relationship

How does that old saying go?

“Pay heed to the tales of old wives. It may well be that they alone keep in memory what it was once needful for the wise to know.”

— The Lord of the Rings

This week I stumbled upon an interesting Asian myth: The…

How mentors can inspire individuals to pursue their aspirations

Three thousand years ago, in ancient Greece, Homer wrote the poem “Odyssey.” The epic poem was 24 books long, detailing the wanderings of King Odysseus, and giving us the words “odyssey” and, more surprisingly, “mentorship”. In the epic poem, when Odysseus leaves to fight in the Trojan War, he entrusts…

Using the love language model to develop healthier relationships

Over 150,000 years ago, around the same time we were evolving as homo sapiens, we developed the complex communication system we now call language. Language allowed us to share our ideas and experiences with a stunning degree of accuracy. Similarly, human connections have a language system of their own. We…

Embracing work-life harmony to create a life filled with content

In the 4-Hour Work Week, Tim Ferriss tells a little story that illustrates the idea of work-life balance. Listen to it here: The Parable of The Mexican Fisherman and Investment Banker.

Which of these two characters reflects how you work? Are you the determined American, constantly seeking to expand your…

An insightful look at why women are drawn to flowers.

Did you know that the practice of giving flowers dates back to prehistoric times? The Victorian era holds the record for the most interesting floriography. During this period, verbally expressing emotions was not considered noble. So instead of saying how they felt, Victorians used flowers to communicate their emotions.

The…

Developing a growth mindset to make the most of feedback

How old were you when you first watched The Jungle Book? Do you remember how it made you feel? Did you dance along with Mowgli and Baloo, and sneer every time Shere Khan came on? No? — I guess it’s just me, then. The timeless story has been told and…

I say feel it, feel it,

When it’s too dark and you can’t find your way back,

When it’s too deep to pull yourself out,

When it feels like there’s a void at the end of the tunnel,

When it seems like there’s no one but you in the middle…

There is a voice inside me,
Quietly taking up space,
It wakes me up in the morning,
And demands to be heard,
As I lay awake at the brink of dawn,
It shows me my greatest desires,
Like a chest filled with treasures,
It draws me in and pulls me close,
It shows me where to sail and…

Sackri Writes

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