Circumstances can be chaotic, but you CAN be calm

I have been considering lately the idea of ‘peace in a storm’. It’s a well known thought that the ‘eye of the storm’ is the most peaceful part of a tornado. While the tornado rages it’s centre is a place of calm. Chaos is external, while calm is internal. With a little self-awareness and theContinue reading “Circumstances can be chaotic, but you CAN be calm”

Finding joy isn’t dependent upon your circumstances

There is a lie we believe about joy. We are told or taught, or somehow come to believe that joy is based solely on our circumstances. I don’t know where this notion comes from, but I know it’s not true in the experiences of many people. Watch any movie and you will notice moments ofContinue reading “Finding joy isn’t dependent upon your circumstances”

Enjoy the little things

One of the things I’ve been doing throughout lockdown is finding joy in the everyday things that are around us. It has been a wonderful practice to develop. Regularly Finding the joy in the little things helps us to develop a mindset of wonder at the beauty around us, as well as pulling our thought-worldContinue reading “Enjoy the little things”

Be true to yourself

Did you know that YOU are the most important person in your life? There will never be anybody that knows you the way you know you. This is why it is important that you are true to yourself. Being true to yourself starts with being honest with your self. It continues with presenting your trueContinue reading “Be true to yourself”

Everyone has to matter or no one does

I was watching the drama Gotham recently when I was struck by the quote in my title. In the episode Detective Gordon is making the point that in society everyone needs to matter – including the homeless, the runaways and the (so-called) undesirables. Gordon is the one person who believes Gotham can be better –Continue reading “Everyone has to matter or no one does”

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”

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”