Of listless weeks and Unexpected Wins

When I awoke to 2018 all I wanted was to go back to sleep. The following months were a disaster waiting to happen despite all efforts to make them better. I was failing woefully and not even with class. Until now...

Hello, I’m Alive! (and ten lessons learned)

It’s 2017 and feels like I got the memo when everyone’s already having a good time. For the first time since I started this blog I didn’t write a New Year post. I’ll tell you why, alongside the beautiful things that happened in 2016. My spiritual life became richer. I’ve always been an always-have-your-feet-on-the-ground kind … Continue reading Hello, I’m Alive! (and ten lessons learned)

Authenticity and The Social Epidemic of Happiness

In her Tedtalk, Rhonda Byrne speaks about the power of vulnerability; the difficulty in letting ourselves be deeply and vulnerably seen by others; our need for connection and erroneous belief that being vulnerable is akin to weakness. We think that to belong means to put up a happy front for everyone… even ourselves. And so we try to numb those feelings, but we cannot selectively numb “[because] when we numb those, we numb joy, we numb gratitude, we numb happiness… and then we’re miserable"

One Year Older

  This is in response to the daily prompt Cake. I'm doing this as a free-writing exercising after abandoning us for over two months. Coincidentally this is one day of the year when I'm allowed to eat lots of cake without thinking about calories. 1:50pm I’m sitting here wearing a stupid grin on my face, listening to Hillsong’s … Continue reading One Year Older