Future Plans

Making plans for the future is exciting. The process can be filled with hope, passion and energy but also fear. There needs to be tension between the two sides. If the emotional balance is out of sync, things can go wrong. Too much fear can freeze our decision-making. We’re filled with anxiety and worry. The [...]

Running Out Of Ideas

Now and again, I'm overwhelmed with a great fear of running out of ideas for my daily blog. There's nothing left to say. My brain is empty. I've failed to notice and note anything down all day.  This fear can freeze me and I worry about the day when there's no daily blog post. But [...]

FOWOT and FOWOWS

I’ve written extensively in this blog about my concerns about social media. I try to use this medium to share my thoughts. I don't want to conform to how the algorithms and social media corporations want us to use their platforms. But I would be lying if I didn’t say I fear and worry about [...]

A New Form For Fridays

The other week, I wrote about how much poetry has helped me deal with my thoughts and feelings throughout this global pandemic. I've been writing my own since the first national lockdown in England back in March. I've barely shared it with anyone. It was something just for me. But a few days ago, I [...]

Big Arguments

Do arguments ever need to be big? What if we could learn to communicate better and improve our nonviolent communication? This takes humility and empathy. It requires an ability to listen to others’ subjective experience and acknowledge that we’re not the only ones who are "right". Arguments are hard because our Lizard Brain goes into [...]

Bravery

I’ve been reading The Librarian of Auschwitz and came across this thought-provoking extract. The protagonist, Dita Kraus, is told that if she is to become the Librarian, she will have to be very brave: "Brave people are not the ones who aren’t afraid. Those are reckless people who ignore the risk; they put themselves and [...]