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
Broaching tough subjects with people we care about is hard. I know. I've avoided my fair share and one very significant one. And I can't deny that I heard the still, small voice telling me to speak. It’s easy to chicken-out of tough conversations because we don't want a fight, we don’t want to offend. … Continue reading Tough conversations
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