Just as when things started to look up, something else happens. Just as a glimmer of hope appears, it fades away in the face of another issue. Pandemic, vaccine, fear. Political crisis, elections, doubt. Disaster, relief, abandonment. A roller coaster drives us through fear, hope and disappointment. How do we react? How do we respond? How can we manage these conflicting emotions and stay healthy? How can we keep our relationships healthy? Can we even help others in the face of this global turmoil? What not to do: Harden yourself to the world and putting up walls. What to do instead: read more here.
Anxiety forces us into isolation. "They won't understand me, anyway," is a thought that easily creeps in. We grow silent as this prison tightens around us. How can we break out of this social isolation? How can we fight anxiety?
So you want to turn the tide and be a mentor? How would you go about that? Will you tell people what to do and how to do it? Of course not! As a mentor you're not their boss, but a person who comes alongside and guides. But how do you do that? Great that … Continue reading Mentors Wanted: How to Be a Great Mentor
A tribute to a mighty woman whom I owe so much of who I am today.
We all want to grow. We all want to reach our full potential in life. We grow through experience, gaining knowledge and learning how to apply these in the future. We go to school, learn a trade, or attend the knowledge centers of our society: universities. After all, the piece of paper we receive shows … Continue reading Mentors Wanted: the Importance of Role Models
Mentors, they are invaluable. Without them, we are bound to fend for ourselves and rediscover the wheel time and time again. However, younger generations receive less and less mentoring, as education systems and workplaces become increasingly impersonal and professionalized.
Life is full of challenges, troubles and times of adversity. Sometimes the weight of it all wears you out, or it pushes you down. It would be good if in those moments, someone could help us push back, help us carry the weight. It would be great if someone could come alongside us and support … Continue reading How to Be an Encourager: The Power of Support
We are busy people. We rush to work or university, pick up the kids from school, cook our meals (or go out to get food), are part of sporting clubs or are involved other extra activities. Not all of these are true for everyone, but you get the idea. We are busy. We're so busy … Continue reading How to Be an Encourager: Be Present in the Moment
How would your life be without the people around you? How would it look like without the support of family/friends/neighbors? Have you ever considered how much of who and what you are, you owe to the people around you? Have you ever thanked and encouraged them for this?