Why it’s ok to have no contact…

“Man is disturbed not by things, but by the views he takes of them.” –  Epictetus

The other night I was chatting to a friend in the pub (where else now that Dry January is over!?) about the upsetting fact that her ex boyfriend had blocked her on social media. Continue reading “Why it’s ok to have no contact…”

Old Years and New Starts

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” Albert Camus

With the start of the New Year, I’ve been spending a bit of time reflecting on the year that’s gone by, and the year that’s ahead.

The past 12 months were a period of a lot of change for me. Some of these things were positive, as I trained and took part in a half marathon (and a full one, albeit over a few days!). I learnt some new skills, and in particular how to keep bees. Continue reading “Old Years and New Starts”

On Helping Others…

“Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping” – Fred Rogers

Originally this post was written about volunteering, but it seemed pertinent to repost this again in light of recent news events.

At the time of posting, I had been in a debate with a friend, where we questioned what makes us humans altruistic.

This led me to ask – is altruism is something innate in us? Are we are programmed to help others as a natural consequence of being alive? Or is it, that in order to function in a civil society, that we have learnt to help others? Continue reading “On Helping Others…”