The Story of Us

The stories we tell ourselves govern our way of life. They form the bedrock of our worldviews, underpinning our perception of reality and directing the course of our society’s development. It should therefore come as no surprise that many of the differences between one society and another hinge upon the stories prevalent within their culture. Continue reading The Story of Us

It could never happen to me

Burnout is a strange beast – one you can see coming from quite a distance, but somehow are powerless to run or hide from. At least, that’s how it was for me. I saw it coming for a year to a year and a half before it hit me. I was not naïve about it – I knew what it looked like in others, and I knew when to intervene and assist.
From the position of a spectator, everything is that much easier. You can observe impartially, note when something seems out of character, identify when a break is needed. You see the forest when you add up the trees. But when it was me I could only see each tree, knowing that the forest was there but not realizing I was surrounded by it. Continue reading It could never happen to me