Remember…

July 8th, 2016…. I wrote and posted this on Facebook, this post encouraged me to share more of my writing and embrace my inner wordsmith. I have not edited it or “fixed it” in any way because I believe we should treasure where we began and continue to grow without continually criticizing ourselves for ourContinue reading “Remember…”

The gift of Compassion!

Compassion: The application of love to those around you without judgement, expectation or a complete understanding of those you encounter. It is empathy without the in-depth knowledge of their experiences before they crossed your path. It is love encapsulated in absolute forgiveness even when you are not the offender. It is the deepest act ofContinue reading “The gift of Compassion!”

Finding the words…

Today is one of those days where I have a million thoughts and words running through my head and none of them seem to be motivated to run through my fingers and onto paper. I desperately want to find order in it all and here I sit, lost in thoughts wondering how I will bringContinue reading “Finding the words…”

The romance of it all.

Imagine waking up one day, and everything you ever asked for was right there next to you. Everything your heart yearned for is holding your hand as you walked along a path leading to no where in particular. The world disappearing as trees encircle you and this person, this other part of you. This personContinue reading “The romance of it all.”

Homeschooling prepared us for Immigration

Roughly 5 years ago, while still living in South Africa, we decided to home-school our children. The choice was made based on a deep desire. The desire had a lot to do with the changing climate of schooling in South Africa, the emotional well-being of our children and honestly, just a need to be closerContinue reading “Homeschooling prepared us for Immigration”

The battle I have to fight every day.

I have searched every bottle of booze, every shot glass, every glass of wine, every bag of weed, every gram of cocaine and many other substances in search of joy, answers, moments of happiness and love, I have to be honest, barring for a short reprieve I have yet to say that any of theseContinue reading “The battle I have to fight every day.”

Be kind to yourself, the daily practice we somehow struggle with!

As I sit here inhaling a bag of Doritos Roulette chips or is it crisps? I never know, anyway, the song of the day is Wild World by Cat Stevens (it has played in my head and on the stereo at least 100 times today) and wearing my fat pants, I have been intentionally procrastinatingContinue reading “Be kind to yourself, the daily practice we somehow struggle with!”

The every day activist!

I never truly understood the statement “Charity begins at home” until I became an adult. Now, I know my post is going in a different direction, however, I do believe charity and being an activist are one in the same. Correct me if I’m wrong (I am sure someone has an opinion on this matter,Continue reading “The every day activist!”

Unexpected wanderlust

Come and join me in these beautiful red chairs while I tell you a little bit about myself. To my husband (and at times the people who get engulfed in this) I have this habit to loose myself in unexpected wanderlust, which is both endearing and absolutely irritating. I know, because I have been calledContinue reading “Unexpected wanderlust”

Uncouth to say the least!

So, today I decided to take the plunge and finally start a this blog. Let me begin by explaining how frustrating this whole process was. I almost (very almost) threw in the towel and ran. Way back when the grass was green, navigating around a blog, website format or even just something as simple asContinue reading “Uncouth to say the least!”

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