I suspect you might be thinking “What a strange thing to ask! Of course I’ve listened before!” Defining listening Listening can be defined as “to pay attention to someone or something in order to hear what is being said, sung, played, etc.” but what do I mean by truly listening? Background noise When Read more
Something happened to me recently. A series of events made me realise that my compassion for others shouldn’t depend on them going through a crisis of some sort! Here’s what he did to ME! So we moved home, and the following is a brief description of what happened within a few days Read more
A new trend… Over the last year or so, I’ve been aware of an increasing number of people who are hurting others, possibly without realising. I hear you asking ‘How can you hurt someone and not realise?!!?’ Delivering feedback, criticism and complaining I’ve been at the other end of aggressive, Read more
Observations that have left me feeling confused, lost and without hope How can you be so gentle and yet so harsh? Why are you assertive at times but weak when it matters? How can you switch from being talkative and engaging to silent and guarded? What makes you alternate between Read more
Have you ever been in a situation when someone argued a point so passionately, that you felt they wouldn’t ever budge from that decision? They were so adamant that for one minute, you wouldn’t even entertain the possibility that they would change their mind. They were so convincing that you Read more
Have you ever come across a situation and wondered why it’s a big deal? Why can’t they just suck it up and get on with it? Dismissing how someone feels Recently, I’ve realised how easy it is to dismiss other people’s feelings, and make what they’re experiencing appear insignificant. I have witnessed Read more
I’ve been feeling unhappy recently and I want to change that! Do you ever feel the need to protect yourself from negativity?
Grieving the loss of happiness I recently returned from a 5 week trip to India where I pretty much focused on myself. It was all about self improvement. I felt happier, more content, I experienced longer periods of peacefulness, I was compassionate in different ways, and more. I knew it would Read more