Abundance

Once we start appreciating what we have in life, we stop noticing what we lack. It's a daily effort to Practice Gratitude and start living out of a mentality of abundance, but it is one way I have found that helps me focus on my “Haves” rather than my “Have-Nots”. For we will always lack [...]

Obra y Omisión

I’ve been to Mass many times with my family when we were in Spain on holiday. I always found it interesting because although the ritual was the same, I didn’t understand any Spanish. When I was travelling in Spain on my own and learning the language a few years ago, I went to Mass and [...]

A Greedy Culture

We don't often think of ourselves as greedy. We point the finger at the 'rich': sports stars, politicians and business people whose corporations dominate our lives. “They should do more to help” “They’ve got the resources” “They don’t pay their taxes and have probably got money in off-shore bank accounts” All these suspicions may well [...]

Loving The Plateau

In many areas of our work, we can reach a plateau. We get stuck in a rut. We know we're working hard, but it feels like we’re not moving forward. For me, it's the dreaded “intermediate” level plateau when studying languages. You can advance quite quickly through beginner's level, but on reaching the intermediate level [...]