the irony of being a lonely loner

I was a shy kid. I moved schools a lot and I found it progressively harder to make friends, especially in primary school. So books became my friend. At my last primary school I had a special spot to sit where no one could disturb me, behind a raised garden bed in the courtyard. There…

so you’re sensitive- it may be your greatest gift

Are you a sensitive person? Sensitivity is a trait that is often sidelined by society, don’t you think? Everything we do, from competitive education to pushing through and climbing the career ladder and even buying a home encourages us to be a little bit ruthless. It seems that empathy must be wiped from our agenda…