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

‘The little things’ change lives

Her passion for cooking started with one aromatic meal, served up with love and a cheeky smile. Her love for her husband was rekindled after one thoughtful note, slipped under the table at dinner. Her desire to truly live again was sparked by one story of survival in a country far more turbulent. Her week was improved by one pot of… Continue reading ‘The little things’ change lives

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

Caught in compassion

You know the feeling. The ache. The sorrow. The grief. You feel compassion rising up, and you’re caught. You can’t unfeel something. You can’t unsee injustice… You can’t rub away the blackness. The empathy. The dark realisation… During my lunch-time at work I walk around the streets of Sydney’s Surry Hills. It’s a hub for brothels, and my heart breaks when I see… Continue reading Caught in compassion

Friendship and love · Life and other catastrophes · Social justice · Spiritual growth and healing

Kindness shines in the dark

In the darkest times, kindness shines brightest. Do you agree? When we’re feeling at our lowest and most despondent, a simple touch; an understanding, empathetic smile; or a few words of love and appreciation stand out like beacons. But we often neglect kindness in favour of well-meaning solutions. We opt for a lecture over a… Continue reading Kindness shines in the dark

Life and other catastrophes · Social justice · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are

What’s your ‘starfish story’?

Do you know the story about the starfish? Just in case you haven’t, here it is (author unknown): While walking along a beach, an elderly gentleman saw someone in the distance leaning down, picking something up and throwing it into the ocean. As he got closer, he noticed the figure was that of a young… Continue reading What’s your ‘starfish story’?