I’d been battling with the WiFi connection at home on my phone. All other devices working perfectly, just the phone that wasn’t. I searched for an answer and tried many things … false hope every time; some gave me momentary respite, but more often than not, the proposed solution just didn’t work. And then I… Read More Reboot . . .
“Now I find hidden somewhere away in my nature something that tells me that nothing in the whole world is meaningless, and suffering least of all. That something hidden away in my nature, like a treasure in a field, is Humility. It is the last thing left in me, and the best: the ultimate discovery… Read More From the depths . . .
“Machines run at the same speed, whether you smile or not. But people are important – leaders, relationships.” Stephen Lehane
Only if you’re old enough to remember, try answering these questions: First off, the big one: what did you do before the Internet? And now, breaking it down: When you were watching a tv programme and couldn’t quite remember where you’d seen that actor before, how did you find out? How did you find time… Read More Ask away . . .
Actor Hannah Parkes shares how she deals with rejection: “You’re allowed to feel bad but only for a short time. I give myself between an hour and a day, but then you have to move on.” Where are you right now? Holding on, letting go, or moving on?
“Those who have much are often greedy; those who have little always share. I would not a bit mind sleeping in the cool grass in summer, and when winter came on sheltering myself by the warm close-thatched rick, or under the penthouse of a great barn, provided I had love in my heart … Of… Read More Reality check . . .
I do try to be patient. I really do. But this is the dilemma – Say nothing, and the frustration builds up inside, and my beloved (a counsellor) tells me that’s not good. Say something, and my beloved hears that as criticism, negativity, impatience. The context? Helping him (yet again) with an IT challenge. … Read More Dreams can come true . . .
I couldn’t resist. Which will it be? “Monday is a sloppy umbrella day, which makes everybody a little blue. Cole, dropping by my office in the morning, wastes no time in blowing off steam. “You can TAKE this DAY and SHOVE IT where the SUN DOESN’T SHINE,” he growled. “Too late. Somebody already DID THAT.”… Read More Do you like Mondays?
“I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.” Audrey Hepburn
“. . . emotional intelligence does not mean merely “being nice.” At strategic moments it may demand not “being nice,” but rather, for example, bluntly confronting someone with an uncomfortable but consequential truth they’ve been avoiding.” Daniel Goleman (Working with Emotional Intelligence)