I’m driving home from work and the guy in the lane beside me, cuts in front of me. Expletives pour from my mouth, the horn is honked. And thus begins a charged narrative about “that stupid jerk”. From this single encounter, an elaborate head-tale, a story I believe. Byron Katie challenges the narrative: Is … Continue reading Head-tale
On the night of the shootings in Christchurch, I was watching the news when my brother video-called me. He asked if I was ok and I started to cry. He didn't say anything else, just held the space for me to be sad. His focused presence touched my heart. My brother often gives me a hard … Continue reading Being heard
This week I was standing talking to two friends when another person joined us and started talking to just one of the group. I don't know this person well but we have been introduced before and often see each other at other gatherings, so my initial response when she ignored us, was to think she … Continue reading Am I invisible?
I've just finished reading "Out of the spin cycle - devotions to lighten your mother load". Another wonderful book by the very funny and relatable, Jen Hatmaker. If you give to others, you will be given a full amount in return. It will be packed down, shaken together, and spilling over into your lap. The … Continue reading Spilling over
"Everyone's awkwardness shines a little brighter in an elevator." Sammy Rhodes from his book, This Is Awkward: How Life's Uncomfortable Moments Open the Door to Intimacy and Connection. You and I can be standing side-by-side, but because we don't know each other there is this expectation and understanding that we will ignore each other. I can … Continue reading Awkward!
In the middle of a guided meditation, our instructor asked us to think about a person in our lives whom we loved and appreciated. We were to think about all the things they do that we are grateful for, things about their personality that we admired, how they made us feel, how much they meant … Continue reading Just like you
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/we-can-get-through-this-together-royalty-free-image/175730782 I've just started watching a series by North Point Church called “Helping the next gen win”. By the title you would assume that the focus is just on helping Millennials or Gen Z. In fact what they say is, that the "next gen" can mean anyone who is coming up behind you, doing … Continue reading A story shared…
I've just had a very odd facial by a therapist who wore rubbers gloves. I didn't come away feeling as relaxed as I would like. Mostly I spent the time thinking that I was a bit icky to touch. I understand why she felt like that. I have a cold sore on my top … Continue reading The rubber-glove facial
Do you feel like there is a part of your personality that's become a bit of an old biddy? You don't get young people today and you don't understand a word they say? Maybe it’s the slang words that you don't quite understand or maybe its words pronounced in an odd way (its not aks … Continue reading I have no idea what you mean!