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

Listen without judgment

It’s so easy to judge people. So often we stand at a distance and make decisions and conclusions which may or may not be ‘true’ about their lives. We can do this with complete strangers, and with those closest to us. We might analyze and speculate and ruminate. We allow assumptions to take up residence,… Continue reading Listen without judgment

Friendship and love · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing

Are you hearing me?

Do you feel heard? Listened to? Psychiatrist Karl Menninger says this about the effect of someone giving us their ears and time: “When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.” Menninger describes a transformation that can take place when we are given the space to just talk. The open-hearted, calm… Continue reading Are you hearing me?

Friendship and love · Life and other catastrophes · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing

Just so needy…

Sometimes ‘neediness’ can feel overwhelming. It’s easy to get frustrated and want to throw in the towel when it comes to friends or family that seem perpetually stuck in a victim mentality. They might blame others for their problems, seemingly unable to take responsibility for getting help. And of course it’s not always that simple.… Continue reading Just so needy…