September 22, 2019

These 6 words say so much.  So often we want to fix, or rush in and offer advice, or respond with our own opinion of what someone has just said to us.  But what do we ALL need?  We need to be listened to.  

Listening properly means focusing solely on that...

March 18, 2019

This post is written by a good friend of mine and expresses what I think a lot of us struggle with at times.

Photograph - 'On a Melancholy Cloud' by Pawel Nolbert on Unsplash

November 12, 2018

I find it sad how placing ‘issue’ or ‘crisis’ on the end of a perfectly innocent word or words can completely change the connotation from positive, or at least neutral, to negative.  And depending on the emphasis you use when mentioning the said word(s), can give them...

October 3, 2018

In an emergency situation, there are all sorts of people on the scene trying to help.  There are the professionals who are going flat out, doing their thing, and then others who want to help but don’t really know how.  And then unfortunately, you get those who are just...

March 4, 2018

“The secret to life is to put yourself in the right lighting.  For some it’s a Broadway spotlight, for others, a lamplit desk.” ~ Susan Cain

Favourite thing about being on holiday?  Easy.  Family, yes . . .food, yes . . . water nearby, yes . . . but right up there along...

December 5, 2017

I wonder if you have stumbled across the reasonably recent trend of bullet journaling?

It’s a way of organising your life, which begins with a humble notebook.

Not just any notebook however.  This notebook, instead of the traditional lined format, has vertical and horiz...

July 9, 2017

Buzz words.  We all love a good buzz word, don’t we? “A word or phrase, often an item of jargon, that is fashionable at a particular time or

in a particular context.”  For some reason, the use of them makes us feel good . . . we feel knowledgable, important, ‘up to the...

March 6, 2017

Incredibly, this is my first blog post for 2017 – I know, it’s March already – ahem, let’s keep moving along!  If you happened to read my

last post, you will recall that I wrote about an organisation called ‘I Got Your Back Pack’.  In the short time since its conceptio...

November 15, 2016

I have just pressed ‘send’ - yet another email to a politician hoping to get a response.  It is a confounding truth that decisions made on urgent and important issues - such as our suicide and domestic violence rates - are largely in the hands of people who write polic...

October 4, 2016

It has been far too long since my last blog post.  So long that I don’t want to admit it!  I have been busy on other writing projects and every time I think about doing another blog entry, I find something terribly important to do!  Why is this a phenomenon,...

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