Listening is a gift to those who receive it. In these challenging times, do not underestimate the power of truly listening to someone.
When I look back on my life and consider my achievements thus far, to some extent, I am who I am due to the people I’ve surrounded myself with. I am where I am in life thanks to a group of individuals who have shown positivity, enthusiasm and encouragement to me over the years. They [...]
'Relationships come and go but friends are forever' We grow up hearing sayings like the above. From childhood, it's always been important to have friends, best friends even. It's completely natural, after all humans are pack animals! We crave company. But is any company better than none at all? Friendships make our lives richer, but [...]
As many of you, I grew up with an internet world in full bloom. The first ADSL lines replacing old and slower connections, computer screens and televisions getting sleeker and bigger by the day. Online communities also started changing in sizes and shapes and the first social media networks were born. It was the perfect [...]
Italian culture can be a very jealous one. Especially for people from older generations, it can very well be perceived in a substantially different way than today. A way that sometimes goes beyond the chivalry it claims to aim at and more towards unbalanced and unhealthy relationships. The reasons behind this could be several, from cultural [...]
As one of the most complex emotions known to man, we are all familiar with love in one way or another. Shakespeare once said: 'Love comforteth like sunshine after rain’. John Lennon professed that ‘All you need is love’ and the Dalai Lama taught us that ‘Love is the absence of judgement’. Most people seek [...]
Anxiety is a very common and very real issue in 21st century life, with many celebrities and members of the Royal family speaking openly about their own struggles. Anxiety can occur in all social settings and bears no boundaries on age, race or sexual orientation. Its effects can be debilitating and relentless. For that reason, [...]
Last year The Guardian published an interesting article about the “Death of Conversation”. It outlines the stance that humans now use headphones as avoidance techniques to escape conversation, and how many of us are now learning to make eye contact and text at the same time. The article also implies the dangers of how social [...]