“Do What You Love”

Last week, I listened to this podcast interviewing Gordon Smith-Durán. I’ve followed Gordon and Cynthia’s work at Lightspeed Spanish for many years now. It was my go-to resource for Beginner and Intermediate Spanish learning on Youtube, when I first started learning Spanish 9 years ago! I found this interview with Gordon when I was looking for the [...]

People That Take

Unfortunately, some people are "Takers" and fail to give to those around them - materially, emotionally, in friendships and relationships. These people drain energy from the room, conversations and even out of others. Some uni friends have experienced this with one of their housemates over the past year, and it has created a very unhealthy [...]

Active Listening

We're told that 'active listening' a skill we should cultivate for the workplace.  But the ability to truly listen and be present with someone is a gift. Not everyone is lucky enough to be able to hear. I want to become a better listener because I know I can get carried away talking and probably [...]

Clown Faces and Chocolate Moulds

Last weekend, I was clearing out some old schoolwork and found some of the "creative" pieces of work that we'd done at school. I say "we" because both of my siblings went to the same school, and we all did the same projects, despite there being five years between us. In Design and Technology, it [...]

Time To Think

I think we often need time to think. We need to give ourselves the space to let our minds wander. For me, coming to the end of my university degree, I’ve time and space to decide what I want to do next and what I want my path ahead to look like. Sometimes, when we’re [...]

“‘Owt For A Quiet Life”

Some people just love drama. For some, it seems like life would be boring without it. My Grandad used to say, God rest him, that he would do “‘owt for a quiet life”. For him, life was better when there was no drama, fewer arguments and peace in the house. He was gentle and easy-going. [...]