I used to think of joy and pain as opposing forces, like light and dark, impossible for them to co-exist without one overpowering the other. In my mind it was as if these two emotional experiences were in a cosmic battle for dominance, each seeking to make a life experience either good or bad. I … Continue reading The Art of Staying Present – Lessons from the Little Ones
People like to tell war stories, especially when they’ve been through something hard. It is validating and liberating to speak about the pain, to break the silence. Mamas especially love to tell a good war story. Whether it’s a blood and guts tale of labour and delivery or a jaw-dropping story about the trials of … Continue reading Tell me the whole truth, the good and the struggle.
I watched this beautiful video recently about a group of Chilean women who have tea together every month and have done so for over 60 years. http://nyti.ms/1IuvRPq They are lovely, a bit weird and funny, and although I'm not ready to tell the same stories over and over again as they enjoy doing ;), there … Continue reading Wonder Women
I have a tendency toward self-analysis. I am drawn to self-help books. I love a good quote about the meaning of life and I am always describing “where I am right now”, or how I am journeying through one thing or another. There are reasons for this behaviour. I have analysed myself enough to have … Continue reading Choose the front row, every time.