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 [...]

The Greatest Love?

Last Sunday, I 'went' to my now regular Church in Colombia. This time there was a different priest. I remember he gave a rousing, inspirational speech, the first time I watched his mass on Youtube. Once again, it was passionate, and I would like to share the message with you. The Gospel reading was of [...]

Friday’s Poem: Free Speech

Free speech:(Tricubes) Ignorance Shout louder Cross the line (Break) Villains Those Leftists Rightists too (Break) Pollution Of our words Free hate speech (P.S. For some reason, WordPress won't let me post paragraph spaces between stanzas so that's what the paragraph 'breaks imply'. If anyone knows how to resolve this, I would appreciate the advice! Please [...]

Ambition

Some people are ambitious. Others not. I find it curious when others aren't ambitious. There's more to life than the small circle we grow up in. Perhaps, I think this because I've been blessed to be able to travel and see more of the world. I've tried to expand my inter-cultural awareness and perspective. I [...]

Satisfied

Another few questions to ponder, this time regarding sufficiency: What does it take to be satisfied?Do we want money and financial security?Do we want to be happy?Do we want success? Do we want status?Are these the same?How much is enough to be content?Is this the same as fulfilling our potential?Can we ever be satisfied? How? [...]

Remain In Me

Last Sunday, I "went to mass" in Colombia on Youtube.  The priest spoke in his sermon about how we, as human beings, struggle with change. Yet, we're constantly changing and desire novelty. We fear change, but we don't want to stay in certain places, in certain jobs and with certain people. We're striving for happiness [...]