We Are Affected by the World

“A fire broke out backstage in a theatre. The clown came out to warn the public; they thought it was a joke and applauded. He repeated it; the acclaim was even greater. I think that’s just how the world will come to an end: to general applause from wits who believe it’s a joke.” ―…

Relationship Skills in Black and White

Relationship skills are foundational to clearly defined, strong bonds between people and essential survival tools to help minimise stress and the effects of toxic behaviours in others.

Personal Authenticity Part 6: Responsibility

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” ― Henry David Thoreau A core feature of personal authenticity is…

Personal Authenticity Part 7: living an authentic lifestyle

“Our responsibility is much greater than we might have supposed, because it involves all mankind.” Jean-Paul Sartre This series on personal authenticity has focussed predominantly on the relevance of the individual’s alignment with his or her own truth and truth’s impact upon relationships with others. Part 6 looks at the wider social and global implications…

Existential Crisis

“When you hit a wall – of your own imagined limitations – just kick it in.” ― Sam Shepard There is a point that some of us reach in life where the everyday normality to which everyone appears to be well adjusted just isn’t enough to keep us content, stable or secure.  It can come…