The Key

‘Do you think you’re a selfish person’ the counsellor asked me. To this day it’s one of the most profound moments of my life. The room fell silent for a long pause. I was searching, not for my answer but for the courage to give my own my answer. I wasn’t prepared for what I…

Feel E v e r y t h i n g

When I was in my early 20’s I bought a little one-bedroom unit in a brown brick 1960’s block of flats. It was the first time I’d moved out of home; I’d designed every square inch of that place a thousand times over and finally, I had the keys. Within days of receiving those little…

Sugar + Netflix

When I first heard Brene Brown talk about numbing emotions I thought about alcoholics and drug addicts – people who, in my mind, couldn’t face reality, were addicted to escaping, who couldn’t afford to feel. I didn’t see myself as someone who numbed my emotions at all – but the idea of numbing emotions really…

Do Healthy Things Really Grow?

During my involvement at church over the years a common expression was that ‘healthy things grow’ – meaning we know what we’re doing is right or healthy if the programs we run grown in numbers and momentum builds. On one level I still believe that – any organisation, idea, business or project that’s working correctly…

I’m Learning That…

I feel like I’ve been learning so much lately. In many ways, the learning makes me feel like a failure. I feel that if I’m not hitting a bullseye every time I should just pack up and go home – but I know there is growth in the learning, without learning we can’t grow and,…