“When I was young I admired clever people, now that I am old I admire kind people.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel- Psychologists John and Julie Gottman spent four decades studying relationships. They set up a research centre at the Washington University and together with a colleague, Robert Levenson, analysed hundreds of relationships (now referred…Continue reading The Relationship Glue: Kindness
“Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack.” Brandon Sanderson – The Way of Kings When I was a child, my parents and I would take walks in the forests that grew rich and lush around the little village we called home in Northern Germany. Ants…Continue reading Disturbing the Ant Nest: Let’s Talk About Expectations!
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi – It has taken me a very long time to come to grips with how harshly I often judge myself. Those familiar with the Enneagram will understand the…Continue reading A Thought for 2018: Be Kind … To Yourself!