"As the afternoon tea ended, Margaret hugged Emily tightly. For ten minutes she sobbed, unable to let Emily go, because it had been so long since she’d felt seen and heard."
In A Resilient Life, I explore the four factors psychologists say help us to build resilience: positive emotions, significant achievement, strong relationships, and a sense of meaning. But here’s the twist: all these factors can be found in the Sermon on the Mount, which shows us how to develop in our lives through divine means
In 2010, an 80-year-old antiques dealer named Forrest Fenn walked into the Rocky Mountains, dug a hole, and buried an ornate box full of his finest treasures. Whoever stumbled upon the box would get to keep all the gold, jewellery and gems it contained—over $1 million worth. If the game wasn’t already fun enough, Fenn gave
I saw a beautiful story the other day about a guy named Francis. Leaving his university dorm one morning, he found a group of friends waiting outside waving balloons. It wasn't his birthday, so Francis was confused. Then one of the friends stepped forward, holding a box. "There's no guarantee these will work," he said,
A few weeks ago a British prime minister was forced to resign due to a lack of integrity. Today hundreds of heads of state and billions of public will farewell a Queen revered for her character. What a contrast to heed on this historic moment.
The Lionesses have won Euro 2022. Nichelle Nichols made television history. And the possibilities both have opened makes me wonder that the real reward of our own success goes far beyond the positions or trophies we get.
Each of us play many roles in life, which each contribute to our identity. But what if you can't take on the role you always wanted, or lose one that you've played so well? Thankfully, there is an identity available to each of us that can never be lost. I had known about this identity,
In the end, our lives won't be measured by our awards or public success, but by our love. And our love is revealed in the stories those closest to us tell of us. My father's life was seemingly small and ordinary. But it mattered. And our small, ordinary lives do too. I hope sharing this