‘You won’t love me if I tell you the truth about me’.
‘I can’t love you if you don’t.’
I can’t remember the first lie I ever told. I can’t remember how I learned it, or the exact moment the idea came into my head to choose to construct a little fiction instead of telling the truth. I’m certain I knew I was about to get into trouble for something I’d done, and that punishment was one I wanted to avoid at all costs. Continue reading
Have you ever noticed how often it’s the people who declare unfaltering honesty who have the most practice telling half-truths?
And how the people who deliberately pick at the faults of others to shame them are the same people who haven’t yet learned to accept their own shortcomings? Continue reading
‘Do you want to go out tonight, or stay in?’ He asks as he folds her into his arms.
‘Do you want to play at the park tomorrow, or go to the library?’ She asks her son as she tucks him in.
‘Do you want to wash the dishes, or dry them?’ I ask my sister as we clear the table.
Some choices are easy. Continue reading
I have been cleaning out my home office lately. This is my fifth attempt and it was going okay until I unearthed some old notebooks that I had put in a ‘to look at later and then possibly discard’ pile. Some were from high-school, a couple were from my university days and one was from … Continue reading
You can find a multitude of reasons why you’re not enough. Stop looking for them. They aren’t ever going to bring you closer to where you want to be, they’re only going to hold you back. What is enough anyway? Will you be enough when you can finally afford your dream home, get that big promotion, or … Continue reading
Before you watch the next episode of Game of Thrones, can we talk a little bit about last week’s episode?
Or, rather, the outcry over last week’s episode that emerged after the episode went to air?
If you didn’t watch the episode, but you want to, you should probably stop reading now, because there are going to be spoilers and I’d hate to be that person. If you didn’t… Continue reading
Do you remember when you were a child, you couldn’t help but be yourself?
You might have been excitable, curious, trusting, and openly loving – uninhibited by the burdens of the world.
But along the way, things happened that impacted your sense of self, and how you interacted with those around you.
People laughed at your ideas… Continue reading
Fear (n) An unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain or harm.
That’s the dictionary definition of fear according to Oxford Dictionaries. I know because I looked it up and I looked it up because I was having a really hard time trying to explain what it was.
Fear: It conjures up different associations for all of us. For some people… Continue reading
If you have been anywhere near a television, computer, phone, or newspaper recently, you would have heard of a little (massive) conflict that is raging like an inferno in Gaza.
It has become a regular feature of daily news headlines, in the radio, on your tv, on your facebook news feed: talk of the violence in the Middle East has quickly swelled from a murmur to a raucous conversation. And everybody is getting involved. Continue reading
Have you ever felt plagued by a relentless sense of urgency to establish yourself and achieve in your life?
I feel it as a constant pressure, pushing at me from all angles and I am trying to discover if this is just because of the person I am, or the stage in my life that I am at. I’m also trying to overcome the power that it seems to have over my mindset. Continue reading