Making room when you can’t share space: showing hospitality in a pandemic

How do you do hospitality with 2m between you? How do you make room when you can’t share your space? How can you be social when you have to social distance?

Can we stop pretending, please? Where denial helps us and when it starts to hurt us

I don’t know if any of you have read the news reports about the Coronavirus parties that people have been holding to challenge the reality that COVID-19 is, in fact, ‘real.’ Some of the stories of the consequences of reckless and irresponsible actions have been totally heartbreaking.

We don’t see eye to eye, and that’s why I need you: the benefits of conflict in relationships

People who really love you tell you the truth. They don’t butter you up, fan your ego, or fuel your delusions. They encourage you when you need it, but they aren’t afraid to warn you when your attitudes, words or actions warrant it.

🎶 ‘This is me’ – A loyalist is who I’m meant to be 🎶

Just for today, why don’t you have a ‘this is me’ day? A day where you celebrate rather than criticise.

Waiting well: an ‘operation’ in emotional resilience

Reality is, I feel anything but resilient right now. But resilience isn’t really about how you feel, is it? Resilience is about how you respond.

Coming out of lockdown: the power of pressing pause

Things now may feel completely out of our control. It’s a frightening place to be. But it’s also a place where we can take stock. Reflect. Determine to live a different way.

Glitter, Mud, and Wet Cement: the footprints we leave behind

‘Human hearts are like wet cement- how you treat them will leave a lasting impression.’

The anxious parent: How to stop catastrophizing under stress

Eden is such a random wee article. She’s always been one to keep us guessing. Yesterday, I caught her red-handed with a spoon and a jar of chocolate spread. Let’s just say that wasn’t much left to go round. I wasn’t really bothered- that’s normal kid behaviour right? I told her off, then smiled toContinue reading “The anxious parent: How to stop catastrophizing under stress”