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?

Being Woman, Living life, Reflection, The Self

praises & criticisms

“You look 30!” she said, and a certain gladness filled my heart. And almost instantaneously a denial made its way from my mind. But this time, it did not pass my lips. Instead I smiled and thanked her, for the kindness she’d shown and grateful for the uplifting moment. It is alright to receive praise,… Continue reading praises & criticisms

Living life, Reflection, The Self

Signal/noise… life

Spending a weekend learning about camera and sound recording doesn’t leave much room to ponder about life. The session though was informative and creative… lots of fun. In video recording terms, sounds are either signal or noise. There is a measurement – a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) that works for any recording. SNR is used to… Continue reading Signal/noise… life

Living life, Reflection, The Self

Beautiful mystery

I feel tired. Weary. It is bone-deep and my spirit wanes. Ever been there – when all you want to do is curl up in bed and sleep. Well, that’s me, and I did just that. My usual thinking self asked, “why?” Practically I can point to work, to my responsibility as a parent, a… Continue reading Beautiful mystery

Contemplate, Living life, Music, Reminisce, The Self

All My Life

Checklists are dangerous. I cannot recall, and therefore I am disavowing, ever having a checklist for "the man of my dreams". "Tall, dark and handsome" wasn't a thing for my teenage self. Well, maybe tall... Neither was romantic, charming, suave, humorous or tough. I don't think I have a type, but I do wonder sometimes… Continue reading All My Life

Being alive, Haiku, Pain, Poetry

#HaikuChallenge 47 @RonovanWrites – Water, Bard

RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #47 - this week's prompt words are water and bard; and I struggled.  Then in a magical moment, daydreaming about being a bard (yes, pie in the sky but hey, I can fantasize 🙂 ), the words appear for 2 haikus.  Here they are. A bard of all time Immersed… Continue reading #HaikuChallenge 47 @RonovanWrites – Water, Bard

self love
Living life, The Self

What’s your cover story?

A cover story, have you got one? I bet you do. You know, the convenient story you tell so you do not get ‘into trouble’ with your partner, your parent, whomever you feel accountable to or at least obliged - the story or stories you tell to escape. Mea culpa, I have my share. The… Continue reading What’s your cover story?