I asked my six-year-old a pretty deep question today. Zoë, is it more important to be clever, beautiful or kind? Her wee eyes fluttered up to the sky and back again, which is what she always does when she’s deep in thought. ‘Kind, mummy.’ ‘Yes honey. If you’re clever and beautiful, but you’re not kind,Continue reading “What one thing would you wish for?”
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But this I call to mind…
There is always hope. And it starts again with with each new morning.
Living a #nofilter life: who are we when no one is watching?
We are made to be instruments not ornaments.
We are made for connection over making good impressions.
We were made for service above self-promotion.
To be a parent is to eat humble pie: 8 myths I believed before I became a mum
If there’s one thing that serves to humble me on a daily basis, it’s being a parent. One of the reasons for that is that things I vowed I’d never do before I became a mum tend to come back to haunt me…
The hamster and the covid test 🐹
Ok, so this isn’t one of my proudest parenting moments. But I’m going to share it because no doubt most of us all have to go through this rigmarole at some point in the next few months, and as well as being mildly amusing (only in hindsight, I assure you), let this be a warning not to promise rewards in the moment you aren’t willing to deliver on; you may regret it.
The superpower of self-awareness, and how to get it
It’s not often considered to be one of life’s superpowers. But you can’t be a good spouse, friend, employee, team player or leader without it. Leadership coach Reggie McNeal says it is the most valuable skill in a leader’s toolkit. Marriages can’t thrive in its absence. Friendships blossom in its abundance.
So what is it, and how do you get – or should I say – grow it?
‘Good things come to those who…’ : 5 ways to live life to the full
life has lots of good things stored up for us. How do we make sure they come our way?
The masks we wear: protection or pretense?
Whether or not you agree with wearing physical masks in a public place, there are some masks all of us need to remove from time to time.