Disappointed? Yes. Appalled? Often. Outright angry? Sadly. This describes some of my emotions as I’ve read various opinions in the weeks following the Christchurch mosque shootings. Christians up in arms about the call to prayer; a Hamilton City Councillor suggesting we “move on”; criticism of wearing the hijab; Katie Hopkins ranting from the … More Compassion is the only acceptable response
As this post goes live, my friend at work has her 1 billionth second on this planet. HAPPY 1,000,000,000 seconds. As humans were generally not that good at understanding numbers. A Million or a Billion, not that much different right? Well… A thousand seconds, is 16 minutes away. Make sense, feels about right. A million … More Don’t let big numbers stop you making a difference.
I’m reminded how often I discount other people’s pain, predominately because I’ve not experienced it. I act like the pain for them can’t be as bad as they say, when in truth it is worse, crippling and more emotional than I would ever expect. … More Pain you are such a pain
“Do you believe in Global Warming?” my friend asked sincerely. After thinking for a moment I told him that clearly I didn’t. I do after all drive a Holden Commodore and in reality I do little to reduce my ‘footprint’ on this planet. Now here is the interesting thing. I know that our climate is … More What do you believe about Global Warming?
On a wet humid evening we sat outside on the bustling street corner, in the heart of the action, waiting to enjoy our meal. The restaurant we chose, our clothes and the colour of our skin screamed to the locals that we were wealthy foreigners to Phnom Penh, and almost immediately we were confronted with … More 2 tips for being more generous and compassionate.