The strength you have is not in your strength alone

The strength you have is not in your strength alone. There are many people out there with great strength, and yet their strength is not seen or known or used. I am one of them – you might be too. I believe we all have latent strength within us: strength that lies dormant and awaitsContinue reading “The strength you have is not in your strength alone”

There’s beauty in the breakdown

Brokenness is part of humanity. Wherever you are in the world today you will see brokenness: poverty, displaced peoples, violence, mental illness, relational – the ‘broke’ list is endless! But all around us there is something else – there is deep and profound beauty that can rekindle joy even for a moment in the darkestContinue reading “There’s beauty in the breakdown”

Use your words wisely to build yourself and others up

The words we say and use are vitally important because they will either build ourselves and others up, or break them down; they can wound a friend or make them feel wonderful. Words can transform a person’s emotions, wellbeing and thought patterns for better or for worse. What words would you use to describe yourself?Continue reading “Use your words wisely to build yourself and others up”

One step gets you closer to your goals

Not every aspect of life is happy or easy. What should we do when the journey is tough? We Keep on stepping forward one step at a time Giving up and giving in is easy: it’s the path of least resistance, but it does not build resilience. It’s one way to end the struggle, butContinue reading “One step gets you closer to your goals”

Life isn’t the Insta-life you’re looking for

Life is made of ups and downs. We walk through each of them with our head held high to the best of our ability. Do not fear hard days or get caught up in the ‘this always (and only) happens to me’ – everyone faces hard times. That’s hard to believe when scrolling through socialContinue reading “Life isn’t the Insta-life you’re looking for”

Advice for HARD TIMES – Find the…

I thought I would share my recent thoughts around the #coronavirus as people think about self isolating and the world locks down. There’s a lot of worry and anxiety, stress and confusion. The future feels daunting and uncertain. Here’s my advice in a nutshell – along with some of my recent life messages: FIND THEContinue reading “Advice for HARD TIMES – Find the…”

Kindness is giving your strength away

kindness can be seen by some as a weakness in character because it makes you vulnerable and open to people treating you like a mug. This is one way of looking at kindness (bear with me) – but kindness is NOT weakness – it is the humble use of your strength. Kindness uses its strengthContinue reading “Kindness is giving your strength away”

Fighting fear with kindness

So last month there were so many posts about being kind and looking out for one another. This month we have reports of people fighting over paracetamol and toilet paper as they seek to ‘hoard essentials’ in fear of the Coronavirus. Isn’t it heartbreaking? It’s so easy to be kind when life is good; turnsContinue reading “Fighting fear with kindness”

Have faith in yourself and others

Fear cripples our ability to move forward. It amplifies thoughts of doubt and worry, which in turn increases the stress we feel. To remedy fear there is the medicine of faith: Have faith in yourself: you are more capable thank you have ever imagined. Believe that you can work hard, endure, keep on keeping on,Continue reading “Have faith in yourself and others”