Don’t believe everything you think or feel.
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?from “The Summer Day” by Mary Oliver
Everyone can relate to the feeling of yearning for something or someone, but few of us enjoy it. Yearning is living in a possible future. It isn’t bad, it just doesn’t make us as happy as living in the moment does…
Pressuring ourselves to be happy all the time is not only futile, it is exhausting. Sometimes we just need to let ourselves feel whatever we are feeling in the moment,
even especially if it’s not insta-perfect. It is good to know how to care for ourselves during these times, so here are some suggestions for riding the waves…
This poem is inspired by Kintsugi, the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery by joining the pieces together with gold. Instead of trying to hide the cracks, Kintsugi highlights them, making the repaired piece more beautiful than the original.
Being a caregiver can be a thankless task. Often, the people being cared for may be unable to express their gratitude, love and affection. I hope these words lift up the people who do the uplifting, because the world cannot survive without them.
Dedicated to my Dad and Mum
Read Part I: Hidden In Plain Sight here.
Read Part II: Found Just As We Are here.