Life and other catastrophes · Psychology and mental health · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are

Why it’s so important to have our needs met

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is often portrayed in the shape of a pyramid with the largest, most fundamental levels of need at the bottom and the need for self-actualization at the top. The most fundamental and basic four layers of the pyramid contain the needs of esteem, friendship and love, security, and physical need. If… Continue reading Why it’s so important to have our needs met

Psychology and mental health · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are

Go on… Release the boat

She slowly and suddenly released the boat from the shore… This contradictory sentence has been floating around in my head all morning. I jotted it down to describe the process of letting go, of handing over… I’m in the process of surrendering some unhealthy ways of thinking which have taken a long time – yet… Continue reading Go on… Release the boat

Bible quotes

When your enemy frowns at you, give them a hot chocolate

“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. Luke 6 NIV http://bible.com/111/luk.6.27-28.NIV Sometimes we cause offence to others through our thoughtless actions… Other times it seems that no matter how nice we are there… Continue reading When your enemy frowns at you, give them a hot chocolate

Friendship and love · Life and other catastrophes · Psychology and mental health · The way we are

Relationships are teleological

Relationships are teleological. Yep, I had to look that one up too. In other words, relationships are going somewhere – as long as two people are involved. They are living and alive and moving and becoming something… and sometimes they aren’t becoming anything good. In Donald Miller’s Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy, the author… Continue reading Relationships are teleological

Life and other catastrophes · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are

What’s your dominant life narrative?

As children, we are convinced, naturally, that we’re the centre of life’s story. We demand attention without rationale or reasoning, and are egocentric by design. As we grow older, we start to assess and validate the life stories of others. We become more able to celebrate our friends, and the things they contribute to our… Continue reading What’s your dominant life narrative?