Cat Lessons

Anyone who’s spent more than 5 minutes with me will have heard all about Bella, my beloved cat familiar, faithful feline friend and constant companion (insert witch/ crazy cat lady/ Mrs. Slocam’s pussy joke here). Bella has taught me many valuable lessons about life and love. They say that when the student is ready, theContinue reading “Cat Lessons”

The Kindness of Strangers

I’ve always depended on the kindness of strangers. Me and Blanche DuBois. A door held open, a knowing smile, a train seat offered, a thank you. Don’t fool yourself, these things do make a big difference to both the giver and recipient of the act of kindness. Increased levels of oxytocin, serotonin, endorphins lead toContinue reading “The Kindness of Strangers”