Opinions are Opinions, not Facts

Opinions are opinions. They are not facts. This learning, I believe, changed my life during my self-doubt journey all those years ago. It gave me the possibility of looking at my self-judgements and the judgements of others, asking myself whether they were opinions or facts, and choosing the actions that I took. I had a…

In a Mood of Resignation

This week, I had my first ever skin cancer check. I don't currently have any skin cancers. However, I do have very pale skin that doesn't tan, childhood memories of incredibly blistered and peeling sunburned skin, a couple of lumps and bumps that I am unsure about, and the knowledge that the tumour that ended…

Some Thoughts and a Re-share on Emotional Literacy

The scope of available possibilities seems endless when we bring our emotionally literate selves to a situation. So many of our personal journeys and even our country and world journeys could potentially be different if we understood our emotions and the actions and behaviours that those emotions bias us towards. Some very real examples of…