Person Management

Someone I know works in a restaurant. Hearing stories about their workplace is a fascinating observation of how people work and interact with each other. On the whole, their boss is good - they're enthusiastic, encouraging and at first, created a positive working environment. However, it could be said that they hide from their responsibilities [...]

What’s Around The Corner?

"'In your anger do not sin': Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold." (NIV) This scripture always stops me in my tracks. I think I should probably reflect on it every evening.  The Digital Revolution has created a world where our communication can [...]

People That Take

Unfortunately, some people are "Takers" and fail to give to those around them - materially, emotionally, in friendships and relationships. These people drain energy from the room, conversations and even out of others. Some uni friends have experienced this with one of their housemates over the past year, and it has created a very unhealthy [...]

Active Listening

We're told that 'active listening' a skill we should cultivate for the workplace.  But the ability to truly listen and be present with someone is a gift. Not everyone is lucky enough to be able to hear. I want to become a better listener because I know I can get carried away talking and probably [...]

“‘Owt For A Quiet Life”

Some people just love drama. For some, it seems like life would be boring without it. My Grandad used to say, God rest him, that he would do “‘owt for a quiet life”. For him, life was better when there was no drama, fewer arguments and peace in the house. He was gentle and easy-going. [...]

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 [...]

The Greatest Love?

Last Sunday, I 'went' to my now regular Church in Colombia. This time there was a different priest. I remember he gave a rousing, inspirational speech, the first time I watched his mass on Youtube. Once again, it was passionate, and I would like to share the message with you. The Gospel reading was of [...]

Overzoomed

I think something many people have experienced with the transition to remote learning/working from home is fatigue. The fatigue that comes with being sat in the same position and staring at a screen all day. This was a compulsory part of my university education for my final year, but I think I've made the mistake [...]