Worry

I was on the phone last night for an hour talking someone down off their worry ledge.  Actually, that’s not true.  I wasn’t equipped to talk them down, I didn’t have the script for it, all I could do was listen.  And now I’m taking the time to think it through, reflect and work out … Continue reading Worry

Holding Back

‘But it’s the truth. Isn’t the truth a good thing?’  A friend had asked for my input about a tricky situation, a conflict with someone else that was escalating via electronic messages.  When I told them I thought their response was too much, that it should be pared back, cooled down, they – quite rightly … Continue reading Holding Back

Candlemas

Today is Candlemas Sunday.  It falls forty days after Christmas, and, in the Christian tradition, it marks the official end of the Christmas season.  Once, today was the date that all Christmas decorations were brought down.  Can you imagine having still had your tree up until now?  Today, candles are brought to church, they are … Continue reading Candlemas