What Do I Need to Hear Today?

Today's journal prompt was this: What do I need to hear today? How can I uplift myself? It was a helpful time of thinking and praying and processing for me, and I wandered if this could be helpful for you, too. Written to Speak, a brilliant spoken word poet, writes about kind words - about how some…

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Now is the Time // A Poem for Now

Now is the time for Caution. Caution is wise and and firm and smart and tall; she guards and she plans and she waits. Caution does not throw herself to the winds of change, tossed from here to there with the tide. But Caution can be found, always, in her chair by the fire, with clean…

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Harry and Meghan: what can we learn about mental health at work?

Let's imagine, for a moment, shall we... You're in one of the most important job roles in the country. You've been aware, for the whole of your career, that your every action is being watched, scrutinized, and any inappropriate behavior will have a huge impact on not only you in your role, but the people around…

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26 Things in 26 Years.

This week I turned twenty-six years old: that makes it ten years since I left school; eight years since I left Basingstoke; seven years since I started university. The past few years have brought  s o  m u c h  growth: I'm becoming more myself every day, and although it's a painful process at times, I…

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Fluffy Socks, Pancakes for Dinner and an Emergency Nandos Card (Adulting for Beginners)

I'm not sure I can deny it any longer. It's a massive weight, a burden that I just need to get off my chest. I've been denying it but it's always there at the back of my mind; I just can't get rid of it, and I really need to talk to someone about this. I'm…

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I Am Not Waiting.

When you talk to Christians about being single, there are a few different responses. At this point, I've had them all: some will tilt their head to the side, give you a gentle smile and say something like "it's OK, he's out there somewhere"; some of those who are married will nod knowingly, and talk about…

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What Makes You Beautiful.

It’s funny how the way that we look (and the way that others look) is one of the things that has become so very important to us. We spend time and energy trying to make ourselves look acceptable before we go out. We dress a certain way, do our hair a certain way, look a certain…

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Should we Burn Dirty Fuel?

[Stick with me -- I'm not talking about petrol, I promise!] This post is a kind of response to a video that caught my attention on Youtube - Hank Green is a well-known figure in the YouTube community, and in this video he was sharing his thoughts on motivation, and where we get our energy from.…

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