I do not watch horror movies; I shield my eyes in critical moments in a suspense thriller. (No, I'm not missing the “excitement” at all!) Where possible, I choose not to engage in conflict. I have created a peaceful space in my home and in my life in general. I live a relatively simple life.… Continue reading Can we bear it?
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…?
For this week: empty our hearts of fears and doubts, let's embrace wholesome love and peace. ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #272. This week's prompt words are EMPTY and WHOLE. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it… Continue reading Peace #Haiku 272
Take the leap, I'll be here to catch you, but first... leap. ~ FlorenceT © 2019 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
Jet lagged, and my body can’t sense its clock. This is not about sleeping or waking, feeling hungry or otherwise. This is the “clock” which senses the passing of day… it knows the sensations of morning, noon or night no matter if it is tired. It activates accordingly, and there is a certain flow to… Continue reading A lesson of jet-lag
I said, “never”. And for the past 6 years I had been true to it. Never calling myself that, never wanting to investigate the possibilities, never acknowledging I am in fact damn good at it. After a while, pride also got in the act ensuring I did not depart from my word, “never”. Years passed,… Continue reading Yes, finding my groove
I have been spending quite a bit of time lately exploring some "what it means to be human" essentials such as compassion, kindness, vulnerability, courage, stillness, to name a few. And no surprise, this part of Maya Angelou's poem "I shall not be moved" keeps calling... so I am sharing it. Hope it speaks to… Continue reading I shall not be moved
This is my inheritance. Many years ago, I undertook some research on my family history. As I gathered stories of fortune and poverty, successes and failures, personal determination and resignation, love and loss across 4 generations, I was looking at the ties that bind and the destruction of connection and belonging. I saw a family… Continue reading My feisty inheritance
Letting go is not an easy thing to do for one – moi - who is used to managing things. This is especially when I have to let go of who-is-now a young man, filled with enthusiasm for life, feeling entirely invincible. But then I know better, don’t I? I still remember his need for… Continue reading His wilderness… let go
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RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 172 with prompt words - Wrong, Touch Courage is not wrong, reach within and touch that space where darkness reside. ~ FlorenceT © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
I set out to write about trust and ended up with a post on hope. That was a week ago. These thoughts crossed my mind as I attempted to begin. Do you need trust to hope? Can hope be sustained without trust? And this line of enquiry got me to the hope post. Hope is… Continue reading Trust kept knocking…
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 124 with prompt words - Dream, Dare Dare to dream, always Like a song flowing forth, hope Capturing a crowd. ~ FlorenceT © 2016 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
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
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
A neo-soul song with attitude... for the women and men who embrace change, who rise up and who celebrate being unique. And for those who find it difficult to get what we're about 🙂 . ~ FlorenceT © 2016 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen. Ralph Marston I know I haven’t said much, if fact anything at all, about you, here. Yet you have been with me… Continue reading Direction
A little behind... call it a throwback if you wish. 🙂 I'll confess though that I recently discovered this song, 'Keep your eyes open' released in early 2012. What caught my attention is this part of the lyric: Cause if you never leave home, never let go You’ll never make it to the great unknown… Continue reading Keep your eyes open
This feels different, and it feels right. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin It wasn’t until I was in my 22nd year that I first travelled solo. Despite having lived away from home for many years by then, I was reserved, conservative and… Continue reading Going away to come home
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