Living life, Reflection, The Self

Simply let go

The threat of COVID-19 and the recent fires and floods have reinforced upon me that life is simple, or it ought to be.  Our daily fears of losing material things, reputation, status, and popularity pale into insignificance, compared to these life threatening events. As news of the impact of the virus continues to headline the… Continue reading Simply let go

Contemplate, Music, Reflection, Spirit & Soul, The Self

Shadow, and will you be happy?

KPop sensation BTS released their album "Map of the Soul: 7" recently to international acclaim; the theme of this album addresses light and shadow of our existence. And listening to the songs I re-acquaint myself with the Jungian concepts of "light and shadow". It has been a while since I studied them. It has been… Continue reading Shadow, and will you be happy?

Book reviews, Fiction, Reflection, Women

#Interview with author of “Victorine” 19th century artist and model

I had the pleasure of discussing the soon-to-be released (17 Mar) book Victorine, with its author, Drema Drudge. In this interview published in LitWorldInterviews, Drema provides insights into the life of a female artist in 19th century Paris. Victorine Meurent was Édouard Manet’s self-professed favorite model, and an artist in her own right, with paintings… Continue reading #Interview with author of “Victorine” 19th century artist and model

Living life, Reflection, Spirit & Soul

To expect nothing

It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed. ~ Ram Dass   To expect nothing... that's the tough one. Don't you think? How do we go about our daily life with no expectations? I have learnt to treat every experience… Continue reading To expect nothing

Being alive, Living life, Poetry, Reflection

Truth-seeker Way-seeker

  Truth-seeker, what do you seek? Universal rules to guide, reasons for the seasons, why the waves come to shore, love that is true, time for infinite possibilities. Way-seeker, what do you seek? How to travel this life path, follow the moon and sun, hear the tides speak its language, offer the best love, fully… Continue reading Truth-seeker Way-seeker

Living life, Reflection, The Self

What is your adventure?

A late-night conversation brought this song to mind… No matter our biological age, we anticipate the future. Will it be good, will it be enough, will it fulfill or disappoint…? When I am older, I will… And depending on our mindset, we will either see “certainties” or unknowns. And we can become fearful either way.… Continue reading What is your adventure?

In relationship, Living life, Reflection, The Self

When did you…?

The lunar new year has dawned…and the traditional celebration goes for 15 days. I anticipate another family gathering this week to mark the end of this festive period. Celebratory it may be, I do not mark time with festive seasons, whether they be Christmases or new years or lunar new years. Oddly, not birthdays either.… Continue reading When did you…?

Living life, Nostalgia, Reflection, Spirit & Soul

Story of the clothes

Stories are everywhere, even on the clothes we wear. Cruising along the highway, for some inexplicable reason, I notice for the first time, these stories.  The canvas shoes from a country far away. I shudder recalling the moments after their purchase and their significant impact on my psyche for months to come. The distrust of… Continue reading Story of the clothes

In relationship, Living life, Reflection, The Self

Are you noticing?

I recall reading somewhere (though I do not remember where otherwise I would have quoted it here) that our children are here to teach us something about life. Wise words, indeed 😉 ? I am often reminded of this when parenting challenges arise, such as when I ran out of solutions or strategies to deal… Continue reading Are you noticing?

Living life, Reflection, The Self

Waking with gratitude

Days are flying by so it seems, and today I noticed my last post was 11 days ago. That's a long time between posts. I have been writing though, just not blogging. Sometimes the writing bug is satisfied elsewhere. And the privilege of choice did not escape my attention. Here, surrounded by books, writing tools… Continue reading Waking with gratitude

Contemplate, Music, Reflection, Reminisce

Songs of your life

What fun 🙂 In Ronovan's post, there is a link to a page where you can "find" the #1 hit during the week of your birth...  I couldn't resist. And... well, maybe our lives end up reflecting the philosophy of the top charted song of the week we were born in? Alright, I wasn't born… Continue reading Songs of your life

Inspire, Living life, Music, Reflection, Reminisce, The Self

Music Taste

I have been listening to music and watching a lot of music videos lately, more so than usual. The wonder(?) of AI on social media platform meant I was recommended more music of the genres that I liked. And as I kept following those recommendations, more of the same would arrive. I “discovered” artists I… Continue reading Music Taste

Living life, Reflection, Spirit & Soul, The Self

Fire with fire

Do you fight fire with fire? Douse it with water? Let it burn? This past week has been one such challenge. Arriving in an alien city armed with a less-than-proficient skill for the local language, I found my every attempt to communicate and get things done thwarted by unhelpful and rude attitude. The city was… Continue reading Fire with fire

Being Woman, In relationship, Living life, Reflection, The Self

Imperfections

For the ones who neglect themselves, who prioritize others' wellbeing, remember. It is not a selfish act to work on your own selves. In and through your growth, you embody and model, inspire and en-courage others to their better selves. You are better able to be in relationships that serve and nurture. Food for thought… Continue reading Imperfections

Inspire, Music, Reflection, Rejuvenate

As you are…

In a world - where we look for differences before we accept, - where we only accept through our own lens, - where when our experiences cannot explain we deny, - where our fear in the unfamiliar overrides the delight of being curious, - where we shut down instead of open to new possibilities, -… Continue reading As you are…

Living life, Reflection, The Self

Composition of your life

I am short in stature, petite as some would say politely. Compared to others around me, I have not had many opportunities in my life to look down at anything. Look at, yes. Look up, often :-). Over the years as my interest in photography increased, I learnt to look at things from different angles… Continue reading Composition of your life

Living life, Reflection, The Self

How do you carry your life?

What do you focus on? What do I focus on? We often hear “pay attention and you will see”. Or the common refrains - “be conscious” and “be mindful”. Yet sometimes, not paying attention isn’t such a bad thing. “Let it be” and “ignorance is bliss” as the sayings go. Exhortations, sayings, contradictions…which is true?… Continue reading How do you carry your life?

Being Woman, Reflection, The Self

Independent badass

My independent streak has led me to many places, and in my memory, all good or at least, most worked out for the best. It has helped me be a better parent and child, supported my career and my sense of accomplishment. Yet I am not without a need for support, a desire for someone… Continue reading Independent badass