There are some days when a conversation can be lifesaving. The connections we form with one another as human beings often centre around interactions that leaves us with a warm feeling of being welcomed in. But what about when that conversation isn’t successful? What about when words feel barbed, sensitive and more like being handed a grenade with the pin pulled out?Read More
Perhaps you know the scenario that I'm about to describe. Perhaps you to are already feeling a tight knot forming in your stomach as you anticipate the frequency of it occurring over the coming fortnight or so. Do you know the one?
"How was your Christmas?"Read More
Have you had one of those moments recently when, checking in on friend (or those people that you follow and barely know on the internet), that you felt like life was happening elsewhere?
Yeah, me too.Read More
There's a word that gets used A LOT in marketing, publishing and social media circles right now: INFLUENCER. The magical title bestowed upon those who have the ability to influence the behaviour or opinions of others. Brands want to work with them. Bloggers, Instagrammers and You Tubers want to be known as them.
It's a modern phenomena I'm not entirely at ease with.Read More
You know how people online have quite a thing about 'Finding Your Tribe'? Is it ok to have more than one? I mean, it's good to have a solid group that always, always have your back and that's great but there seems to be this idea that we just have one place. One group. One shot at being 'in' the crowd. It reminds me a little of the idea of meeting your soul mate.Read More
How do we find hope at a time that feels as if human beings have forgotten to have any? A daily onslaught of truly distressing and terrible news has left many of us lacking the faith we need in order to believe that deep down, we're all going to be ok. To be perfectly honest, some of us don't seem like we'll ever be ok again and it's hard to find a reason to be jovial without it seeming crass or insensitive while those people piece back together their lives.Read More