Have you ever been lost? Were you lost in the forest of someone else’s shadow or perhaps lost in the company of familiar people dancing to a beat you could no longer hear? Have you ever had a brush with God? Did it happen when you were at the top of a beautiful mountain, or did it happen when you came face to face with a rapist? … Continue reading We are ALL One – Just a Reminder
So, last week I wrote about my personal FORGIVENESS practice. Remember? I said that every Friday, just before I indulge in a nice cold glass of wine, I do a quick stock take of my week to see if there is anyone I need to touch base with and apologise to, set the record straight with, clear the air with etc. I don’t remember when … Continue reading Teach People How to Treat You
Read that headline again. Hurt people hurt people. That’s right. I also did a double take the first time I read it. I understand the statement to mean that when someone does something hurtful or bad to me, that they are really coming from a place of hurt themselves. The same goes for ME! How many times have I caused someone pain because I was … Continue reading Hurt People Hurt People
I know this sounds cliche, but I always knew I would end up being a writer. No, really. I must have been about 9 years old, when that spark first flickered. I wrote a poem about a Tiger and proudly handed in to be graded. To my horror, the teacher (an unusually tall woman with hairy legs) put a big red line through the poem, … Continue reading Listen to your Mom
My body and I had a chat today When I paused briefly To look at her nakedness just as I got in the shower A little rounder A little softer for sure Lines, bumps, curves and colours Familiar shapes, some only barely now What do you need today? I asked More water? Some exercise? A lymph drainage massage? I know! How about a green juice … Continue reading Dear BODY
Guess who is finally a PUBLISHED AUTHOR? Continue reading Guess who is finally a PUBLISHED AUTHOR?
🌈Remember my desire to write a book? 🌈Remember how I started out with a bang? 🌈Remember how I would talk about nothing else? Well, I never did share with you that right in the middle of that wave of high, I lost my mom and life smacked me hard. My decision to hold off all my book publishing plans in order to hibernate and fully … Continue reading *Newsflash*
But, I have a real problem with ACCEPTING things. Gifts, compliments, random acts of other people’s kindness. Continue reading How I nearly MURDERED a Random Act of Kindness
Today I had a long chat to a stranger. I had a little cry with a friend who lost her mother. I ate hummus with too much garlic. I let my kids get all dirty. I lit a candle and said a prayer for my dad’s recent bad health. Today I told our housekeeper how much we love her. I paid a long overdue bill. … Continue reading What makes YOU smile?
When a Jewish person passes away, it is customary for people to wish the bereaved loved ones “A long life”. I have always thought this to be a gesture most beautiful. And knowing how fragile life is and how we all face Death’s grip (whether you have just lost a loved one or are still grieving 40 years later), I know your heart is open … Continue reading A Long Life (A short reflection in Gratitude)