Vignettes On Listening

The Zookeeper

As I signed in at the school, there was some commotion. A tall teenage boy stomped into reception and plonked himself down on one of the sofa chairs.

The walkie talkie behind reception started asking where the boy was. His whereabouts were given, with a sympathetic look to the boy.

He should not be there.

I sat opposite him and as I unwrapped my scarf and took off my wool hat, invited him to speak.

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Judgement in the Online Creative World

Charlotte Steggz

I went on a date on Saturday night. We were talking about this and that, but then he said –

“Pfft, no one reads blogs anymore!”


I’ve written about it before, but I’ve recently changed the blogs that I read, as I’ve found what I want to read has changed. There are certain types of posts that I feel have been overdone, and I just don’t want to read them anymore. [Read more…]

On Influencing People

Charlotte Blogger

Something amazing happened this weekend. As I was saying goodbye to my buddy Alice after some cheeky weekend hot chocolate, a mum and her daughter caught my attention as I was walking away. They stood in front of me and stopped me – “you’re Charlotte, aren’t you?” the daughter asked me. [Read more…]

When Mothers’ Day Hurts

Mothers’ Day is today, and for most, this is a really happy time where you can celebrate your mums. For me, though, it’s quite painful.

Without going into too much detail, because I do love my mum, my sisters and I aren’t able to have a relationship with our mum due to mental health issues. Living separate lives is the best thing for all of us, but it still hurts. [Read more…]

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