Conflict Resolution as a Goal

Conflict Resolution as a Goal

As a child, I used to pull away from conflict situations. I knew that whoever argued with another person had to become aggressive. At twelve years of age, I did not want to be aggressive. I witnessed aggression daily and I could see no advantage in aggressive...

Recognising Prejudice as Abuse

Recognising Prejudice as Abuse

Assumptions and Stereotypes I can see the outpouring of emotions about the death of the African-American George Floyd. I have felt angry about assumptions and stereotypes and the ongoing issue of racial prejudice throughout the world for most of my life. I was born in...

The Constant Battle

The Constant Battle

I know from my own experiences that what I called a bad day, often meant that the voice in my head was being a strong inner critic of everything that I did. I would try to tell myself that the words being spoken by my mother or my father did not matter. There was...

Life is a Story with Chapters

Life is a Story with Chapters

As a teen, you begin to see yourself differently and want to explore adulthood. This story is about how that desire can be seen as a problem by others.