The Curious Case Of Mr Smith

‘Hello Mr Smith,’ I say. ‘How are you today?’ Eyes bright and his face aglow.  ‘My son came to visit me today,’ he says. ‘Everything’s arranged.’ Holding his lunch I walk into his room to place the food tray on the trolley next to his bed. ‘And matron said it was okay for my family…

The Yearning

A life time of personal experience shapes and reinforces beliefs and influences behaviour. Typically, praise boosts confidence fuelling the incentive to perfect innate ability.  Conversely, criticism can drive a human to avoid activities especially where their thinking is along the lines of “I’m hopeless at this!” My niece was two when she told me to…