“‘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 [...]

Ambition

Some people are ambitious. Others not. I find it curious when others aren't ambitious. There's more to life than the small circle we grow up in. Perhaps, I think this because I've been blessed to be able to travel and see more of the world. I've tried to expand my inter-cultural awareness and perspective. I [...]

Consuming Happiness

In our culture, Happiness has been consumerised. Like almost everything, it has become a product. Despite the improved quality of life in much of the developed world, many people are remain unhappy. The consumer culture tells us that we should always want more stuff. We're told (or sold?) that the money that we earn needs [...]