The Gift of Presence

I've written about this before, but I sometimes struggle to be present with others. I always look back on these days and kick myself for missing Quality Time because I've been distracted, stressed or "elsewhere" in my thoughts. It was a close friend's birthday recently, and I tried hard to make the day memorable. I [...]

Something Has To Give

I’ve thought and written a lot about productivity recently. I lament over the fact that I can’t always do everything I want to in a day. I obsess over trying to do “too much” and tick off everything on my To-Do list. This has meant that my time over the past few months has felt [...]

Social Networks

We live in a culture that's more connected than ever, yet we’re also lonelier than ever before. We’re all ‘online’ but not present. We’re 'active’ but not engaged. We send and accept friend requests or followers, but we fear genuine encounter. Our real social networks are the people in our lives who deeply care about [...]