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
There is a certain degree of mindfulness needed to survive and thrive on maternity leave in Mwanza. Mwanza is not a booming metropolis and as a result there are scant opportunities for Mum and Baby entertainment. Some entertaining activities can be created through one’s own initiative; others can be adapted to fit into something beneficial … Continue reading Catch the moments one by one
There are these moments, quick flashes sometimes, when everything is right in your world. Catch them if you can. This week has been rough. Some weeks just are I guess. It’s been a closing in on me kind of week and I’m pretty spent. But there have been these moments, all week long, like something … Continue reading There are these moments…
2015 has come to a close and we are on the brink of a whole new year. Many of us will go into this new year full of aspirations. Some will make resolutions to be better, thinner, kinder. Some will not. Most years, I spend the time leading up to New Year thinking about what … Continue reading I resolve to avoid resolutions, happy new year.