The Gift of Kindness

The Gift of Kindness

Early Lessons ‘Be kind’ was one of the first messages or lessons taught to me growing up. In fact, it was and remains one of the most important values taught to me as a small child. When reflecting on my childhood, both at home and school, all around me were messages...
How Introverts Can Use Their Strengths at Work

How Introverts Can Use Their Strengths at Work

Introverts often get their energy from their inner world (Loehken, 2014), and being an introvert myself, I usually do my best thinking when I am alone. However, I also (nothing to do with being an introvert!) have a tendency to perceive certain aspects of myself as a...
The Ripple Effect of Kindness

The Ripple Effect of Kindness

When I was in my late teens I worked in a factory just outside of Birmingham. I can clearly remember a cartoon one of my work mates had pinned on his locker. There were four captions, the first showed a boss yelling and wagging his finger at a worker. The next caption...
Eulogy

Eulogy

At the end of July, my beloved Nan sadly passed away.  My Mum asked me if I would be prepared to write and read a eulogy for her, knowing she would not be able to do it herself.  I agreed to do it even though I have neither written nor read a eulogy before.  I felt...
The power of nature

The power of nature

While we live our busy lives, we tend to forget how beneficial it can be to spend time in nature. Is there anything more beautiful then nature? Being outdoors is not only fun, it is also good for the brain, body and soul. Every minute spent in nature offers a boost to...
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