We all want to feel a sense of belonging. It’s part of our human nature. And we often try to feel it, by making ourselves fit in. But is that the right way to go about it?
I’ve been writing this blog for about 17 months in a language that is not my native tongue. Why did I choose it? What has this language brought me? And who have I become through using it?
What is the one response that works on an angry friend, a scared child and a grieving family member? It’s empathy. It’s one of the most valuable skills we can acquire and the impact on our personal and professional relationships is amazing. Why not give it a try?
What does a loyal friend do when you’re going on about your ex? Or about your horrible boss? And what does courage look like in friendships? Do we appreciate who our truest friends are?
If you look at movies or tv-shows these days, it seems that most first dates end between the sheets. If it’s true love, that is. But traditionally, building a relationships goes a lot slower, and there are good reasons why.
Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of a huge fight wondering ‘How did we get here? What is this even really about?’
They seem to come out of nowhere, but there are usually some tell-tale signs letting you know what’s coming. Here’s how to avoid these nuclear relationship-bombs and to deal with conflict more constructively.
When I got married and had children, I never planned for what would happen in case we got divorced. It was never part of the schedule. But after 3 years of co-parenting after divorce, I’ve learned some important lessons that I want to share, hoping you will never need them!
I used to have 2 children, but find my family now enriched by 3 more amazing kids. Being a stepparent comes with a few of its own challenges, but when you learn to work around those, you find your life enriched in ways you couldn’t have imagined beforehand.
Trying to be of service to the world seems tricky when there are just so many responsibilities. I can’t seem to get to the big things. Perhaps I can just start small…
I’ve acted like a jerk in the past, and perhaps you have too. It’s an uncomfortable realisation, and we’d rather run as far away from ourselves as we could. But there’s another strategy that might not be easier, but that works better. I tried it out.