Listen quietly. Absorb all sources of information and use insight. Take it all in. See every expression and gesture. Read the person, but let them speak, over letting your mind analyse. The more we watch and see and hear, the more we understand. We have got to come with a blank canvas; not preconceived notions … Continue reading Listening on the Next Level
How many times do you sit amongst a group of people- a classroom, a boardroom, the family dinner table, a prayer group and not speak up? Do you think to yourself "they don't need to hear what I think", "people have heard it all before", "it would just be better if I wasn't here"? It's … Continue reading The Freedom Series Part 3: Use Your Voice
So many of us struggle with feeling lonely. We can be in a room full of people, and feel completely alone. We can be amongst friends, and feel like they don't want us there... that they'd have more fun if we weren't there. People can be socialising and having a good time, and that's how … Continue reading Loneliness
Here's an article I just read from latinafatale.com: "I went to a dinner party at a friend’s home last weekend, and met her five-year-old daughter for the first time. Little Maya was all curly brown hair, doe-like dark eyes, and adorable in her shiny pink nightgown. I wanted to squeal, “Maya, you’re so cute! Look … Continue reading Talking to Little Girls
Wisdom can be gleaned from everybody, so long as you possess a willing heart to learn and grow. Everybody has grown up differently and had different experiences. These have taught us values to uphold that may not make logical sense to someone without such experiences, but they remain true nonetheless, and still valid. We are … Continue reading Wisdom From The Mouth of Another.
Friendships are a treasure of life. Planning a dinner out with friends or a barbecue at the park (now that summer has finally decided to show up, not even fashionably late) gives you something to look forward to while you finish up work. All of my favourite memories involve going out with friends, or wild … Continue reading Friend-ship
Everybody is different, every smile, every eye colour, every shape of the nose. Even if you take parts from either parent, some parts are uniquely yours, and they way each feature blends together is a masterpiece. And yet, do you see yourself that way? Would you say that your face was a piece of art? … Continue reading Do you think you’re beautiful?