Being alive · Passion · Poetry

Bound

Bound To this place Forever, I’ll be Destined Never to leave.  Bound I surrender To you, wholly To sensations New, exhilarating.  For as long As you are here Freely, I submit To silken bonds Sweet pain. -FlorenceT © 2014 Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work. Image courtesy of… Continue reading Bound

Living life · The Self

Meaning of coffee

Saturday morning, and I had some minutes to myself. In I went to the local café for my second shot of caffeine that morning. As usual, the place was packed. All the tables were occupied, with customers queuing to order and more standing around waiting. Some were ‘reading’ their phones, some were people-watching (guess what… Continue reading Meaning of coffee

In relationship

The box of a past

I am humbled, again. There are many joys in my work as a psychotherapist yet few would beat this. It is a privilege each time a client enters the therapy room and engages with me in the therapy process. I am entrusted with one’s deepest feelings, darkest moments, fearful thoughts and liberating actions; in one’s… Continue reading The box of a past

Living life · Spirit & Soul · The Self

How love turns pain into purpose – Stephen Hayes

Disclaimer: what this video is not – an academic talk on psychology. What it is – an inspiring personal account of the transformative power of love in the face of human struggles and difficulties. Enjoy! “… I stood up inside a promise – never again, I will not run from me.” Stephen Hayes   ~… Continue reading How love turns pain into purpose – Stephen Hayes

Haiku · Living life · Poetry

#Haiku Challenge 113 @RonovanWrites

RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 113 with prompt words – Beach, Time Heat reflecting off quartz edged and facet, mirage Time drifts as it will. ~ FlorenceT   Image of Phillip Island, Australia, courtesy of A Matter of Taste. © 2016 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.  

Living life · Spirit & Soul · The Self

Words on fear and doubt

Some of you may know this of me, that I find comfort and inspiration in words. So here are some words I have gathered around me this past weeks on my little trip of introspection and reflection. I hope these words take you on a little side-trip to new territory, or re-visit familiar places of… Continue reading Words on fear and doubt

Being Woman · Living life

Women friends

Four women around a table, laden with scrumptious food and champagne. Conversations filled with laughter, some angst and silliness; bound by a connection which began more than 10 years ago. How did they get to this place of ease with each other? They first met when 2 mothers were invited to post-drop-off coffee by another… Continue reading Women friends