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

Being Woman, Living life, Reflection

I shall not be moved

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

Living life, The Self

Rejection is a blessing…

Rejection…in whatever form, in whichever sphere, is never pleasant. For some, it reinforces the sense of unworthiness and the gap of disconnection widens. For what is rejection, except to say “you are not one of us”, thus conflicting with our human need to belong. Or is it? A felt sense, rejection is a perceived condition.… Continue reading Rejection is a blessing…

Being alive, In relationship, Quotes

Romantic love is not dead…

It isn't a blue moon tonight, is it?! I had a 'free' day to myself, a rare occurrence indeed. And found myself before the television after dinner, another rare occurrence... Anyhow, I stumbled upon a rerun of the 2008 movie, 'Nights in Rodanthe'. Being a teeny fan of Richard Gere (yes, I am showing my… Continue reading Romantic love is not dead…