Making The Same Mistakes

Recently, I had a conversation with a friend who told me about a situation they're experiencing. Midway through the conversation, it dawned on me that they were telling me about something that has happened before. They've made me the same mistake more than once before. Clearly, something needs addressing, but this often requires difficult conversations [...]

Routine

I've recently gotten into some form of daily routine that I'm finding very helpful. It's something I've experimented with and worked on for a while. Over the years, it's changed from getting up early to getting up late, to going to bed early or going to bed late, to working late in the evenings or [...]

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 [...]

Growth

Most of the time, growth goes unnoticed. It’s only when it bears fruit that we celebrate. We plant seeds. We put down our roots. We cultivate the small growth we notice at the start. But then, we have to patient. We live in a culture that worships immediate success and "quick fixes”. We want to [...]

Enjoy It While You Can

Life’s moments of joy and despair have a lot to teach us. I like to think of life as a mountain range. It goes up and down, with mountain-top moments of pure joy, as well as deep valleys of loss and pain. When things are going well for us, it’s easy to think that on [...]

No Longer Working

At regular intervals in our lives, we need to have the humility to acknowledge the things that are no longer working. These are sometimes hard to see and may take someone else, speaking with love, empathy and kindness to point them out to us. Habits, strategies, work, friendships and relationships work for a while. They [...]