Reflections

Be The First

July 3, 2016
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Be the first person to smile, say hi, and reach out. Be the first to compliment, be vulnerable, and connect. What have we got lose if we’re first?

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Is being ‘needy’ really so terrible?

February 19, 2016
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It’s been a year since I moved back home after being away for ~12 years. Probably the biggest challenge I’ve faced has been finding and developing meaningful friendships. Here’s what I’ve learned…

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Powerful Musings

July 23, 2015

I’m in an interesting place just now. It’s the beginning of something that I haven’t experienced for a while – Hope. It’s a little tentative, but it grows every day. Not by much, but I’m feeling a return of something important that I’ve forgotten, or perhaps I let go of.

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You can’t selectively numb the emotions you don’t like

January 29, 2015

As the title suggests, when it comes to your emotions, you can’t pick and choose. It’s simple, but most of us are living like we’ve found the secret to happiness – ignoring all the negative feelings we have. I’ve been taking a lot of time out in the last weeks to really dig in to […]

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Just One Thing

December 27, 2014

It’s easy to start thinking of all the new, wonderful things you’ll do with your life when X happens. X can be anything. It can be the 1st of January.  It can be when you get that new job.  It can be when a relationship breaks up and you’re released back into the wild again. […]

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Remember To Look Back And See How Far You’ve Come

August 24, 2014

Aren’t we often reminded to look forward and not to dwell on the past? After-all, the past can’t be changed and we should be moving forward into our future with high hopes and expectations. That’s where our future is! This thinking is flawed. It’s not where you look that counts, it’s how you look at […]

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Being born in a garage doesn’t make you a car

August 10, 2014

My dad gave me a foundational piece of wisdom about 20 years ago, and I caught myself remembering it this morning. I laugh at it now because it sounds a bit silly, but he taught me a valuable lesson when I was still very young.

It came from the fact that I was born in Nigeria. My parents were missionaries at the time and if it’s your time to come, you’ll arrive wherever you’re destined to…

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Expectations – both the Source of Great Joy and Deep Sadness

August 4, 2014

Ever wondered why you feel the way you do? Why did something that happened yesterday upset you so much? After looking back on past event within the greater context of our lives, we often realise it wasn’t such a big deal anyway. But why do we get so upset at the time? What causes us […]

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Can you still retain emotional balance while falling in love?

June 27, 2014

Let’s be fair, we all know that to “find happiness/contentment/balance”, we must look within ourselves. You know that already, right? Well I’m going to assume that you do… and if you don’t, give this a read from Leo. My question is, based off my experience in the last 6 months, and after reading this random […]

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If you can’t figure out why, ask yourself “why not?”

June 23, 2014

Ever stop to ask why you’re doing what you’re doing? Of course you have. But, do you always answer it though? The only way we grow, get better, be happier, and feel like we’re actually making progress, is to question what we’re doing and most of all, WHY we’re doing it. Then adapt accordingly. Often we deliberately ignore […]

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