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 [...]

Zen Mode

I’ve found it difficult to ‘switch-off’ over the last year or so of compulsory lockdowns. I’m spending almost all day on my phone or laptop and I don’t think it’s the healthiest way to live. Our responses to notifications have become Pavlovian. (Even as I wrote this blog post, I heard a ping and went [...]

Embracing Lockdowns

Over the past year, many countries have gone into obligatory lockdowns. These times have been strange, novel experiences. I’ve personally found it difficult adapting to living and working under these conditions. I was talking with a friend the other day and we spoke about how it almost feels ‘normal’ not seeing many people around. It's [...]

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 [...]