Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy I’m reviewing a left ventriculography from a man with chest pain, MI ruled out, his wife dead for a post-crash hour. The scan shows his cardiac apex bulging with each beat, shaped like a takotsubo, an octopus trap a Japanese cardiologist recalled from his childhood … Continue reading Takotsubo – the shape of a broken heart
Conscious being, some of us are and at some of the time. When a certain insight hits us, those ‘a-ha’ moments (no, I don’t mean the Norwegian pop group), when our attention is focused on another for his or her sake, when we are attuned to our impact on the world around us. Been here? … Continue reading Living conscious – Are you there yet?
This singer-songwriter from Melbourne wrote a letter to herself. I have included the lyrics - its interpretation is up to you. 🙂 Though Susan Sontag said, Real art has the capacity to make us nervous. By reducing the work of art to its content and then interpreting that, one tames the work of art. Interpretation … Continue reading Roll up your sleeves
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“How will you serve the world? What do they need that your talent can provide? That’s all you have to figure out... The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is... Ultimately, we're not the avatars we create. We're not the pictures or the film stars. We are the light that … Continue reading Who you truly are…
Love is love, don't you think? Does it matter the occupation, the socio-economic background, the gender, the race, the culture, the nationality, the age, the abilities... We love because we do, and we are loved just because. Some have a tendency to overthink, to intellectualize what is deeply emotional. I wrote about labels we in … Continue reading Love is love
Love is undefinable. There may be words, strings of words for the wordsmiths among us, shapes and colours for the artists, to describe the expression or impression of love, yet its essence is mysterious and perhaps subjective. One of my favourite quotes of all time, which I have shared here before: “We don't see the … Continue reading Love in practice
Ronovan's Haiku Challenge prompt words - grief and pine - hit a spot this week. So first, my haiku. Sorrow like a storm Cleansed the debris of this farce No longer pining. At the same time, thinking of Colleen's Writer's Quote Wednesday - to be by a poet this week - brought this contribution. e.h. … Continue reading Dare to fly
This poem touched something in me today. A reminder to stop... to consider where I am, where I am going. It is a reminder in these turbulent times to breathe, consciously and mindfully. It is a gentle tap on my mental shoulder to not be carried away by fear of what could go wrong, by … Continue reading Sometimes… you have to stop
I have been feeling a little unbalanced (as in off-centre, not crazy 🙂 ) the last few days. The feeling that all is right and fine... but not. I couldn't put my finger on what it was. Then an email turned up which led to a youtube audio clip... and voila! I have been hung … Continue reading The process of surrender, or not…
Of all the people who have entered my life, They have been inspirational They who shall remain nameless; But you know who you are You who have stood beside me And inspired me by the way you live. You who showed me perseverance in the face of adversities, never losing your humanity. You who showed … Continue reading #BeWow Inspirations for a life
Nature is miraculous. It is wild and ruthless one day, yet calm and peaceful the next. It is highly selective yet sustains itself. It beats a rhythm I often missed, in the bustle of everyday living - a rhythm of an instinctual life. I once read a book about women running with wolves...and since then, … Continue reading Running with the wolves #BeWow
Hello to all. Florence doesn't know I'm here right now so please...don't tell I came for a visit. "To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance."~Oscar Wilde I give a great deal of thought each day on achieving happiness. Actually thinking in great depth about something brings me happiness, so I guess I … Continue reading Finding Happiness.
I have been through a couple of stressful weeks. And as they wind down and with this opportunity to sit back and reflect, I realise there are many things for which I am grateful. Two are specific to this tiny part of blogosphere I occupy. Firstly, I am humbled by the trust and faith you … Continue reading Stay wonderful, every one of you
For each ending, a beginnning. For each leaving, an arrival. This is an amazing poem by David Whyte titled 'The Journey' - do listen to the audio track of his reading. Listen also to 'Everything is Waiting for You', 'All the True Vows' and especially for you, 'True Love'. I hope the beauty … Continue reading The Journey to arrive
This is my second post in the Three Day Quote Challenge (for which I was nominated by Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life). So, do you agree with this quote attributed to the author of 'The Little Prince'? Not the Truth, yet there is a truth to this quote or so I … Continue reading Who you are
I am a human being. Nothing human can be alien to me. ~ Terence circa 170BC I stumbled upon this. My takeaway is... okay, here's an aside. 'Takeaway' refers to 'lesson learnt' or 'light-bulb moment' - a term which is rather common in therapeutic circles in Sydney. So my takeaway from this video is … Continue reading Life lesson: I am a human being
Busy-ness and stress are no strangers in my life. I am adept at managing it all. To replenish my energy, I meditated, slept the requisite 6 hours, ate nutritious food, made lists and check them off – everything to ensure daily life ticks over as it should. Well, I probably could have gotten more … Continue reading Feeding is not nourishing…
We can’t go over it We can’t go under it Oh no, we got to go through it! Excerpt from ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ Today, I am acutely aware this is how we sometimes must approach life. “We’re going on a bear hunt” is one of my favourite children’s books. Our copy is … Continue reading We got to go through it
Listen and be inspired... if I can be a mother, a daughter, a friend, a lover...such as this...wow! I am grateful to have been loved and to be loved now and to be able to love, because that liberates. Love liberates. It doesn't just hold - that's ego. Love liberates. ... It doesn't bind. Love … Continue reading Love liberates.