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 [...]

Time To Think

I think we often need time to think. We need to give ourselves the space to let our minds wander. For me, coming to the end of my university degree, I’ve time and space to decide what I want to do next and what I want my path ahead to look like. Sometimes, when we’re [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Resentment

I was recently listening to the Tim Ferriss Show podcast episode, in which he interviewed Jordan Peterson. They discussed resentment as a destructive emotion. Peterson proposed that resentment is dangerous because either, you are being oppressed by someone, and therefore resent that person as an oppressor, or you resent someone for a trivial reason and are [...]