He asked for volunteers and Sarah raised her hand. She was selected and Read more »
I had been coached for some time when the subject of authenticity came up.
The timing was good. As part of being coached I had begun to drop some of my many masks and was experimenting with telling people whatever felt true to me. It was really scary but I was determined to change my relationships which, in those days, felt superficial. As I was yearning for closeness, I persisted.
I noticed that, overall, people responded well but I also noticed, eventually, that there was one person I found it very difficult to be authentic with, to tell him what was true for me. Yes, you guessed it, Jim, my ex-husband.
I remember this one occasion. I was Read more »
And yet, when it came to me, I was totally blind. Not only didn’t I see it, I even Read more »
Every week I sit in front of my computer and ask myself, “what do I know I can write about?”
Interestingly, I seem to coming across several books researching the subject. The latest is ‘Are you fully charged?’ by Tom Rath. What brought the subject to mind was a combination of a particular chapter and something I experienced last Friday while running my regular u3a group (University of the Third Age) which has been going for about 18 months. Read more »
The house my husband and I had lived in for 22 years had finally been sold. At last I could move on from my 37-year marriage. I had already chosen a flat. Everything was going well.
Then my Read more »
I get upset when I read an obituary about some well-known personality who died of some lingering illness who, that obituary says, had accepted their situation and never complained. The tone is always one of admiration.
Apparently, they keep their pain and suffering to themselves because they don’t want to burden the people they love. Sounds Read more »