Posts filed under: Relationships

Remaining Silent, Until Speaking

I have a tough time remaining quiet. Even when I have resolved to remain silent, before I know it words can escape and be given life. One of my God...

Taking the First Step

We can all prefer to stay in the familiar, rather than pursue something that is different or novel. Even when the familiar is destructive and fruitless. As a counsellor I ...

A Warm Cloak for a Winter Season

After facing persecution, he had been arrested and was now imprisoned. One can only imagine the sparse, bitter, reduced conditions of his existence. While in prison he wrote a letter...

Listening to Hear

Shortly after we were married my husband and I had an argument about communication. It started when I was sharing something that was extremely important to me. While he was...

Truth Telling

He stared at me. He leaned across the table towards me and asked, “Are you saying she is prejudiced?” I was caught off-guard by my brother’s frank question. I hesitated....

The Power of Story Telling

The 1500 students would start to get restless. They would become distracted and fidgety, especially if the assembly dragged on. Yet, the moment he started to read, as he did...

Students as Teachers

The students attending the alternate school were great teachers. I do realize that they arrived at the alternate setting to be counselled and taught by me and the other teachers...

Finding Hope

I asked my sister what brought her hope in these uncertain and chaotic times. For a few moments we pondered the question. It is a great question for every one...

Complaints with Recommendations

She stormed into my office and starting complaining. Furious with one of her students,  she began to angrily vent about the girl’s unacceptable behaviour in her class and what she...

The Write 31 Days Challenge

I have decided to take up the challenge of #Write31Days! The #Write 31 Days challenge is an invitation to writers and to members of the @fiveminutefriday community to write a...