Communication

How to re-ignite old friendships after a long time abroad.

How to re-ignite old friendships after a long time abroad.

One of the hardest things, I found when returning home from long term travel was re-establishing my friendship circles. There was a mixture of old friends, plus new ones and other friends I was meeting along the way.

Travel Diaries #1: How travel makes you grow - what I learned in China.

Travel Diaries #1: How travel makes you grow - what I learned in China.

Welcome to the first installment of my travel diary. Once a month I'll bring you insights and stories from my life on the road. Lets share the adventure...

China had never been high on my list of places to travel. Not because it is isn't beautiful, it is. Perhaps it was the images and stereotypes I had conjured up in my mind along the way. When I thought of China, I thought of overpopulated, smog-filled cities.

Do you find communicating in some relationships hard?

Do you find communicating in some relationships hard?

There are a few relationships I have where I feel like I can tell my friend absolutely anything and there reaction will be honest and open and nothing else matters. These people, hold space for me to be who I am with no judgement and unconditional love. Do you have these people in your life? On the other hand I feel struggle with many relationships and wonder how to build a deeper connection with someone I want to feel closer to and have a deeper more meaningful friendship or relationship with. Can you relate?

Comparison - the great confidence crusher.

Comparison - the great confidence crusher.

Social media creates a warped perception of reality. Everyone chooses what they want to put out into the world. If we are not careful we easily fall into the comparison trap by seeing what someone chooses to post as their real life. If we engage in this activity too often we start to turn our focus outwards on the others and not our self.

Are our messages getting lost in the abundant communication channel network?

Are our messages getting lost in the abundant communication channel network?

We are now living in the world of real time communication, instant notifications and everything you could possibly want at the end of your finger tips. So many of us are living lives dictated by social media and our mobile phones. This alone makes it harder and harder to get away from our devices. Knowing how and where to contact someone is also becoming more and more difficult.