There is a phrase "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me". What a crock of shit. Sticks and stones may well break your bones, but they will heal eventually. The words that wound you will stay with you for years. They will mould who you are as a person, … Continue reading Avoiding Drama Llamas and other assorted arseholes
I love soup. I said it. I don't care if my soup doesn't have the latest superfood in it, because it IS a souperfood (lol, I am SO funny...) The right soups keep us full longer, the right soups improve our health, the right soups make you feel warm and happy and comfortable. After eating … Continue reading (Not French) Onion Soup
When I began this blog I wrote about how this 'thingie' was for me, not anyone else. I used the term 'thingie' not only because I have a silly streak, but also because I did not have my blog and it's contents defined in my mind...I still don't. There is a valid argument that for … Continue reading NOT all things to all people
Following on from my post about finding your tribe I've been thinking about almost the exact opposite. Consider the following and choose the group that is furthest away from you, the people who are the most different to your tribe: Middle aged women who are part of the WI Young Indian men who drive taxis … Continue reading Something to ponder.
It has been WAAAAAAAY to preachy around here recently, so to break up the self-improvement and high-mindedness that's been going on I have decided to bestow upon the world some wisdom and recommendations to make everyone's lives better. Here goes: Cheese and lime pickle sandwiches. Sounds pretty bad I know, and I was sceptical when … Continue reading Peachy, not preachy
I consider myself incredibly lucky most of the time. One of the things I think myself lucky for was being born in Birmingham (UK). The word even looks lovely written down, lots of skinny letters mixed in with fat ones...glorious, and a very welcome sight on the motorway signs as you're driving home. (It is … Continue reading Big City
Right off the bat I should probably say that the title above may be a little misleading, because I honestly believe that tribal thinking is at the root of pretty much everything that is wrong in the world today. By making anyone who isn't part of your tribe, those people who don't look or think … Continue reading Finding your tribe.
I have just returned home from a work day meeting full of networking (bleugh), team-building (ARGHHHH) and workshopping (kill me now). I HATE all of those things. Networking feels mercenary to me (what can I gain from sucking up to or trying to impress this person?) team-building seems pointless to me (we either are a … Continue reading Doing stuff you don’t wanna
I have read a couple of articles about a former grocery store then restaurant, called Shopsin's in New York. They appear as part of the zeitgeist (which I try to partake of sparingly) then fade back to live with the memes about minions and that name that was on everyone's lips for two weeks. The … Continue reading Learning from others
During dark and dismal moments, when our brains rebel and point out the truth that the world is indeed full of thoughtless, anti-intellectual, callous, vicious, smug arseholes, people describe themselves as feeling small and insignificant – as if that’s a bad thing. The fact of that matter is that we ARE small and insignificant. Let’s … Continue reading Size Matters