The importance of Empathy

As I have hit mid-life, I am more discerning about who I allow
in and who I don’t.
I think it is one of the most important lessons as we age. That friendships are
not about quantity. They are about quality.

It is not about the number of friends we have but the things
we seek to feel safe with those we choose.

There are virtues I want to give to those I love and there
are virtues I need back.

Living Life’s afternoon

“But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning, for what was great in the morning will be little at evening and what in the morning was true, at evening will have become a lie.” Carl Jung

Poking at our self-esteem

am wary of the number of articles out there that have titles such as ‘Seven things successful people do in the mornings’ or ‘The three most important things to do if you want success’.
While sometimes I think they add value and I have gleaned information from them myself, I do wonder if they add to the sense that we are not quite doing what it takes, have what it takes, or, are equipped with the right stuff, to be ‘successful’.
Meanwhile trying to identify and fix that part of ourselves that forever chases the dream and forever seems to fall short.

The Green eyed monster

It has happened to me a couple of times, so I know the warning signs well.

The first occasion took me by surprise.
Actually, both occasions took me by surprise.
A situation that arose which ended in someone packing a sad, spitting venom my way while hissing ‘is there nothing you can’t f—-n do’.
I was stunned because I have never thought of myself as being so talented that I would conjure up such jealousy in someone. And this blow-up happened over a cake!
Yes, you read correctly – a cake.

Our sense of Failure

Last week I wrote about our strong sense of not being enough. This week I take that a step further and discuss that other strong sense we battle with – our sense of failure.

Picking your battles

It is about the lessons I have learned around picking my
battles.

Because in my 50’s one lesson I have learned above all
others is to pick my battles.

To decide what is really important and what is just not.

Living the life you love

Bonnie Ware wrote a fantastic book ‘The 5 regrets of the dying’. As a palliative care nurse for many years, she had endless conversations with people at the end of their life. I guess facing death is a real incentive … Read More

Is setting goals robbing you of joy?

We are in the success age. Where we have unlimited access to information about how to be successful, what success looks like coupled with endless examples of people who, against all the odds, have created great success in their lives. … Read More

Why do you talk so much – a poem about silence

Why do you talk so much? Offending the silence with random clutter. Reverberating through me. An endless string of what feel like pointless words. Barely drawing breath, allowing time for interruption. Does it not tire you? Taking energy from your … Read More

Be mindful of who you surround yourself with

Recently I decided to attempt to gather a team of people and participate in a fundraising event that involved walking 100km’s.  I love the idea that you are doing something that stretches you while also raising money for those in … Read More

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