Recently, I've been struggling for words again. It's happened a few times this pandemic. I know I could let go of the expectation that we need words for everything we feel and experience. Because there are no words big enough for most things. But I equally like the challenge of finding words for the unsayable.… Continue reading Words or Action?
The pandemic emotional rollercoaster is the wildest rollercoaster I think I've ever been on. Over the past week, due to numerous little happenings I was feeling pretty low. But instead of sitting with how I felt, I was beating myself up for feeling that way. But through it all and as a result of learning… Continue reading We Need Each Other.
Face value. An economics term I don't really understand. A way of taking people as they come. And literally, the value in a face. But when it comes down to it, do we really try working with people at face value? It seems to me that so often we rush in with preconceptions and assumptions,… Continue reading Face Value.
We carry our noise into these mountains, as if we know why we ended up here as if we know where we are going. Part 1 of this post pondered the idea of visualising the relationships between 'things' using thread. But I think this idea is a little bit lazy. Because when we visualise threads… Continue reading The Threads that Connect Us; Part 2
Over the last few days I've been pondering our connectivity. Take reading this for example. Who and what has gone into your ability to scroll on your phone? Manufacturers, raw materials, the idea for a phone, the teachers who taught you to read, your family, the evolution of technology etc etc etc are all interconnected… Continue reading The Threads that Connect Us; Part 1.
I am not a quiet human. I'm very hyper and verbalise a lot of my thoughts. This is how I work things out. So I find it super cool when friends of a quieter nature can sit in silence for a very long time, and then every so often gift the most beautifully crafted sentence.… Continue reading Silence.
Extremes. They get a bad rap in our society, particularly when looking at identity. In politics, it's not advisable to be too left or too right. In the 'world' of mental health, it's not advisable to be 'anti-psychiatry' nor overly 'medical'. In PE teaching, it can be frowned upon to teach 'sport' but also if… Continue reading Re-imagining the Extreme.
For the times it hurts, like on a mountain side when seconds stop and your stuck between Earth & Sky, when you run but you cannot grasp the vastness of life. Your breath cuts the silence as your heart skips out towards your sleeve & a voice within, comes calling "dig deep". I’ve always felt… Continue reading To the Mountain Edge…
Here's some of the things I 'think' I've learned or started to learn in 2020. I am not ‘quiet’ or ‘unassertive’ for listening, observing, noticing. From a selfish point of view, I feel much more alive and connected when I listen. But from a kinder perspective, I develop a better understanding of the world, people… Continue reading What I learned in 2020.
Life is full of them. They shape and are shaped constantly. We communicate in part, through spoken, written and increasingly, typed words. But how often have you pondered what they mean and do? Some of us are chatterboxes and use them a lot. We often verbalise our thoughts. Maybe we can't help but finish another's… Continue reading Words.