Crime writer Val McDermid says “The advice I’d give my younger self is to say just stick with it, it gets better. Not that I’d have listened.” When do we? When should we?
Angelina Serotetto was born in 1942 as part of a family of shaman women. Her mother taught her to read the future using objects from nature that were considered sacred. Ms Serotetto lives now in Yar-Sale, a remote village in Northern Siberia, once home to a nomadic community of reindeer herders. Along with a number of… Read More Remembering the good times . . .
Is there something you’ve been longing to say but just haven’t yet found the courage to say it? Is that because you think you’re the only one thinking it, and you’d be a lone voice? What if you found the words to say what was on your mind? And said them well? And others listened,… Read More Out on a limb . . .
Some people have a real knack of being able to give an instruction in the kindest way: So much nicer than “Quiet! People are reading!”
It feels as if – in a good way – we office workers are often being challenged with doing it better, finding new ways of working. And if it promotes our wellbeing, that’s surely got to be good. Well it seems that standing, instead of sitting, at our desks, makes us not just healthier, but… Read More Stand up . . .
On one of my favourite subjects, where I know I’m verging on soap-boxedness: “Two monologues do not make a dialogue.” Jeff Daly
I learned that Leonardo da Vinci carried a notebook around with him so that he could jot down his thoughts and ideas as they came to him. This appeals. Fast forward to the 21st century, and it might indeed be a notebook … or a notes app on your phone, or a voice recorder, or any… Read More Note this . . .
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” Henry David Thoreau
Dale Carnegie in his bestseller, How to Win Friends and Influence People, recalls: “MY NIECE, JOSEPHINE Carnegie, had come to New York to be my secretary. She was nineteen, had graduated from high school three years previously, and her business experience was a trifle more than zero. She became one of the most proficient secretaries… Read More Own up to it . . .
“Finding a voice means that you can get your feeling into your own words, and that your words have the feel of you about them.” Seamus Heaney