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
That which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger – Friedrich Nietzsche
It’s one of those well-worn ‘sayings’ that we use when times are tough. We offer it as comfort, as a gesture of compassion, and sometimes because we don’t know what else to say.
We say it instead of ‘Don’t worry’,
or ‘Stop being upset’,… Continue reading
I never used to be a runner. I was slow, felt awkward and uncoordinated, and my breathing was never quite right. The very thought of going for a run was uncomfortable and unappealing, so I didn’t go. Ever.
I think I stopped exercising altogether in high school. Aside from the obligatory gym classes where I usually opted to do badminton (and not take it seriously), I was pretty well inactive. Then… Continue reading
You don’t have to hide from me, when you’re tired and worn-out.
Life sets such a demanding pace, and keeping up with it can take its toll. When the tiredness starts to settle within you, making you heavy and slow, please don’t turn from me … Continue reading
In the quiet hours – the moments when the world seems to slow to a halt – I see my life stretch out all around me Continue reading