How to Handle a Big Workload

How to Handle a Big Workload

If life was easy, it would probably also be boring. Still, there are some days when you swear you would rather it be boring than have to put up with another seemingly insurmountable heap of drudgery. Even people who genuinely love their jobs have those days from time to time. Sometimes, you don’t realise how […]

What’s On Your Comfort Shelf

What’s On Your Comfort Shelf?

Stories have an almost unique ability to make people feel real, sometimes life changing emotions about things that have no impact on the reader or may never have happened at all. Everyone has some tale that makes them feel warm and fuzzy or makes them cry – one that unlocks something inside them that allows […]

Does It Matter if Humanity is Inherently Good

Does It Matter if Humanity is Inherently Good?

Sometimes, I believe that humanity is inherently good. That, ultimately, even if takes a few generations of work, as a species we’ll find a way to resolve our differences. We’ll stop killing each other and, aside from perhaps a few minor spats here and there, we’ll work together to create a better world. Some days, I […]

How To Say Sorry

How To Say Sorry

No one is in the right every single time they get into a disagreement. It would be nice to think that we don’t go barging into discussions or arguments without being prepared to accept the truth if we don’t have all the facts. But people often do. Even if they enter into a debate with […]

Children’s Books You Should Definitely Read As An Adult

Children’s Books You Should Definitely Read As An Adult

You never really grow out of stories. Just because someone doesn’t read us to sleep every night once we hit a certain age doesn’t stop that being true. Books are written for all ages. People who don’t have time to commit to reading lots of novels, still had comics and short stories and movies and […]

Do Self-Help Books Really Work

Do Self-Help Books Really Work?

Some people consider holy texts to be the first self-help books. There are some historians who even attribute it to specific ancient Egyptian codes of conduct. While Samuel Smiles’s Self-Help published in 1859 gives the genre its name, self-help books as they are known today exploded only in the past sixty or so years. Books that […]

How To Shift From Broke To Abundant

How To Shift From Broke To Abundant

When I first starting working on my “stuff” over 15 years ago, I knew I needed to work on my money issues if I ever wanted to move past broke.  But deeper than that, I knew I needed to work on my willingness to accept, receive and allow for all of the good to be available […]

What Makes Plants so Therapeutic

What Makes Plants so Therapeutic?

What Makes Plants so Therapeutic? It is commonly claimed that caring for any kind of plant in your home or on your desk at work, or wherever you can find a well-lit corner, will help to make your life a little calmer. And while the picture you might have in your mind of you as […]

The Importance of Diplomacy

The Importance of Diplomacy

Sometimes, it can be the things that bring the world closest together that make us realise how far apart it really is. The ease with which we can communicate with other cultures in modern days has made it clear just how different some societies can be. That’s not a bad thing. Connecting with people who […]

Things to Consider Before Committing to a Person

Things to Consider Before Committing to a Person

Things to Consider Before Committing to a Person Most of the time, when people make big and potentially life altering decisions, they take a while to contemplate the impact it will have on their future. They think about the changes it will cause, the sacrifices it will require them to make. People wait for a […]

Things I’ve Done Today Instead of Writing

Things I’ve Done Today Instead of Writing

Things I’ve Done Today Instead of Writing I am supposed to be writing today. I have some free time, around my nine-to-five job and all my other responsibilities, and I decided a while ago that I was going to dedicate this time to writing. I have some articles to get done and I’d like to […]

The Hope In Maybe

The Hope In Maybe

The most important decisions you can ever make will require you to take risks. Often, big risks. Sometimes, the kind of risks that could equally result in losing everything you have or gaining everything you dream of. Even when all you’re risking with a decision is a minor discomfort, it’s wise to weigh up the […]