Today is my Mother’s birthday. I won’t be calling her.

I don’t even have her number, and she doesn’t have mine.

We haven’t spoken in many years. The last time we did, was one-sided hurling of verbal abuse of words and things that no mother should ever say to a…

What is there to expect from the future, other than what we can expect from our future selves?

Onwards we go, into the unknown abyss as COVID-19 shatters our image of the life we thought we had.

Goodbye pension, goodbye benefits, goodbye steady income, goodbye stability.

If you’re reading this and have recently lost some of those things — hang in there.

Some people choose to lose those…

Lately, things have been looking up for me in terms of my personal, social and professional world.

Sometimes I am pinching myself because I shed the imposter syndrome and am actually soaking in the glow of my work.

My decades of trying have finally become my years of results.


Save time and save mental strain with these 6 tips from someone who used to review hundreds of grant applications.

Before I was a business and compliance consultant, I spent over 10 years working in public bodies and government. I have administered hundreds of grant applications in my career and…

I’m 32. It’s the perfect time to question everything that I am doing, thinking, eating, trying and spending my time on. It’s hard to describe, but something happens to you when you hit your 30’s and you look back on all the time that you wasted second guessing yourself. …

(Author’s note: To begin, I’d like to share life experience with you that led me to write this… but if you want to head straight to the 5 strategies, by all means — scroll down to the middle for the juice! -Nikki)

When I was 14, my first job was…

Nikki Best

Fresh perspectives on work, life and the “why” of humans. Consulting with conscience, resiliency and curiosity. Founder of

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