Person Management

Someone I know works in a restaurant. Hearing stories about their workplace is a fascinating observation of how people work and interact with each other. On the whole, their boss is good - they're enthusiastic, encouraging and at first, created a positive working environment. However, it could be said that they hide from their responsibilities [...]

Take A Moment II

How many times a day do you stop and notice your breath? I can't say it's something I do very often, but it's a habit I'm trying to cultivate. I used to meditate quite a lot a few years ago. I hope this doesn't sound too clichéd, but I was travelling in Spain and a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]