Second chances II

I recently wrote a blog about making the same mistakes over and over again. It can be painful to witness this and we might have a desire to help. However, we may also make these same mistakes ourselves. We might have been there in the past and it was painful for us, so we don't [...]

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 [...]

Insensitive Jokes

Last weekend, my brother was wearing a smart, blue-striped shirt. One of his friends joked about it, saying he looked like the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. He’s been told this before and laughed it off. But it has put him off wearing the shirt in the past.  These kinds of jokes are inappropriate. That goes [...]

Historical Memory

Last year at uni, I studied a module in German history. We examined the Nazi ideology and dicatatorship under Hitler in the 1930’s and 40’s.  At times, I came home from lectures and seminars deflated because of the intensity of the lessons. I’ve read about it and studied it a little before, but it doesn’t [...]