Pray indulge a little introspection today. There have been times in my life when I have felt irresistibly drawn to sitting down, opening a book, taking the lid off my pen, and writing something. Most times, I get as far as finishing my cup of tea, the pen nib long dry, before admitting defeat. What am I going to write about? I’m aware of stating … Continue reading Why write?
A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips was my mother’s refrain. We’ve all seen Supersize Me; we all know that if you eat fat, you get fat. But how many of us pay equal attention to other types of consumption, such as our mental and spiritual nutrition? Do we carefully count our intellectual calories or do we binge on click-bait? Food metaphors … Continue reading Give us this day our daily Starbucks
I’ll admit the topic is not original. Similarly titled listicles to this one are not in short supply, but I thought I’d add to the conversation with some reflections from personal experience. A simple Google search surfaces various definitions of the toxic friend, with many focussing on behaviours like over-dependency (emotional and financial), jealousy, passive aggressive and just plain aggressive behaviour, and even bullying. These … Continue reading 5 Types of Toxic Friend