Those who have ever assembled a piece of IKEA furniture know this: the instruction manual makes sense, and it doesn’t. It doesn’t make sense because we do not understand how this step can lead to the next, and ultimately becomes that piece of furniture we saw in the catalogue or showroom. It doesn’t make sense… Continue reading Life according to IKEA
A song from decades ago ... apt for now. The lyrics first... ... And I don't understand How all this has come to pass How we've come to surround ourselves In a sea of thieves In a land without learning Only the fools believe ... I will remember There was a time we had the… Continue reading I will remember
Reason. I have relied on you for as long as I can remember. That which was not logical, that which could not be proven did not merit, had no value. Yet I must admit you are losing your grip. For a long while now I hear that calling, something within and without me; that something… Continue reading Reason not to
Love is a constant reminder in my life – my people, my environment, my inner life. And I have often worked at distilling what this phenomenon means. As a close friend often tells me, I over-think things. And I even think about why I over-think?! The “why” is the eternal plague of a mind curious… Continue reading Why work so hard?
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
Singing is not just singing. It is more than a big voice, a quirky or unique voice, a love of song and expression. Because I had always wanted to, because I did before and enjoyed it, because I promised myself I would do what I love, I took a step forward. I returned to being… Continue reading Don’t just sing, SING!
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…
How will this apply to the different processes you embark upon? ~ FlorenceT © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
Vulnerability and strength, two words not commonly associated with each other until recent years. Vulnerability tends to be perceived as weakness rather than strength. And how often have I had to remind myself in the candid moments, in the times when being true to myself seemed a betrayal, when the tears flowed and the heart… Continue reading I believe in you
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 120 with prompt words - Heart, Petals Loves me, loves me not Heart beats constant, time passing Wind-swept petals drift. ~ 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
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
My child, let me hold your hand Let me sit beside you...
Those moments When you feel you can’t go on When hopes have disappeared When dreams have all but shattered When it seems there is no one here, Those moments When the skies seem eternally grey When tears won’t stop flowing When love is distant fleeting When all you want is escape, Those moments When your… Continue reading Those moments…
A good marriage is one in which each partner appoints the other to be the guardian of his solitude, and thus they show each other the greatest possible trust. I think this is especially true for the creative souls, to have the space, the solitude, the freedom to develop and grow their craft.… Continue reading Marriage, solitude and distance
'Trust in the universe' is a much used phrase. Is trusting in something so intangible or unverifiable 'trust' or is it 'faith'? Well, sometimes all we can do is believe - believe that our children will be alright, believe that she loves you in spite of the odds, believe that what happened has a reason,… Continue reading Trust and let go