The gift of trust. Nurtured through love and self-sacrifice.

Parents everywhere may be aware of or even discover how much their children are instinctively willing to trust them. First to be with them, and soon enough, to extend their boundaries of exploration so they can learn. Indeed, to maximise and optimise their learning by gently encouraging incremental risk-taking behaviour with the infant knowing and … Read more The gift of trust. Nurtured through love and self-sacrifice.

Perspective. I love the word and its contemplation.

Perhaps that’s the point. Perspective is about contemplation. In the era of rapid gratification achievement, in an effort to feel better when we are presently feeling worse, we lose perspective. We fail to contemplate as we prioritise short term goals. To satisfy a greedy and egocentric physical self, at the expense of learning wisdom. Rather, … Read more Perspective. I love the word and its contemplation.

Wellbeing does require effort and discipline …

I wrote yesterday that wellbeing is nurtured by many things that are free. The ‘bad’ news is that those ‘free’ things still require effort and personal discipline. Like exercise, getting to bed and arising earlier, choosing healthy food options, limiting alcohol consumption, not smoking, practising gratitude and pursuing education. Meanwhile, we are offered so much … Read more Wellbeing does require effort and discipline …

Drawing the line, between good and bad, fair and unfair …

The list goes on. What is reasonable human behaviour? What should be banned or decriminalised, for example, recreational drug use? How much stonewalling should we tolerate from our politicians? What about so-called ‘religious freedom’ laws; how do we reconcile the sometimes competing desires of the secular community with those of faith? Further, when we move … Read more Drawing the line, between good and bad, fair and unfair …