A tough act to fol­low

WKND - - Meet The Team - 27.05.2016 • vol­ume 32 • is­sue 15

Tough­ness is a mea­sure of char­ac­ter. That’s what my fa­ther al­ways said. Not the abil­ity to take a can­ing or be­ing wary of cry­ing ( be­cause that may make you ap­pear “weak” — and who wants to be a weak­ling?), not ap­pear­ing tough ( like Clint East­wood did un­fail­ingly), but be­ing tough men­tally. Be­ing able to take the downs and the troughs in your stride. Think­ing through clearly while be­ing swamped. It says a lot about one as a per­son when one doesn’t buckle — in the face of ( un­wieldy) cir­cum­stances, pres­sure points or emo­tional black­mail. John Dabrowski went through a se­ries of rein­ven­tions in life — from sports to cor­po­rate to cre­ative and then life coach. Hav­ing been through ups and downs in life, he now teaches “men­tal tough­ness”. How’s that for a tough act to fol­low? Meet John and take stock of your tough­ness quo­tient.

Fash­ion is now eth­i­cal and sus­tain­able. Green is the way to go for­ward, ac­cord­ing to many top fash­ion­istas and de­sign­ers. Emma Wat­son cre­ated a real stir when she stepped out in ‘ eth­i­cal wear’ ear­lier this month. Not too fa­mil­iar with this trend? Time you get ac­quainted with “con­scious” fash­ion then. Turn the pages! Bollywood tracks perky Preity Zinta’s star­dom and her re­cent ty­ing of the knot to one Mr Good­e­nough, and hopes this is not the end of the road for her ( we hope so too!). Dum Dum Donut­terie’s Paul Hurley tells us why dough­nuts do not need to send you off on a guilt trip. All this and much more. En­joy read­ing wknd. and have a great weekend.

BE­ING TOUGH IS BE­ING ABLE TO TAKE THE DOWNS AND THE TROUGHS IN YOUR STRIDE

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