Striving to Love without condition Support without expectation Dream without promise Only expressing hope in quiet daily prayers Days brim with New knowledge Unfamiliar challenges Different experiences Gripping with each step Summoning patience Cheerleading with enthusiasm We are not there …. yet There is always more to overcome to accomplish to do We seem to … Continue reading Summer is here!
What does it mean? A chasm exists from where I am To where I want to be Vast with fear Wide with what-ifs Seemingly insurmountable Acceptance brandishes courage Imposes upon time Pleads forgiveness Implores non-judgement Articulates self-love Acceptance challenges beliefs Rocks foundations Shifts paradigms Reframes boundaries Manifests transformation Acceptance Is not resignation Is not surrender nor … Continue reading Acceptance
Unraveling the vulnerability that lies beneath tantrums. I have just been struck with a disrespectful, piercing one liner that stuns me immobile for a few seconds. My jaw drops, my eyes blink, I am aghast. Too slow to react or subconsciously choosing not to respond, I have no comeback. I close my mouth, take a … Continue reading Attitude … a Cry for Attention
My realisation that insisting on perfection may have impaired learning and hindered academic confidence. “Mom, can you come and sit with me?” I chased away an initial groan of reluctance and the temptation to dismiss her request with a throwaway remark that she really did not need me and she was more than capable of doing her work … Continue reading Rebuilding Trust in Imperfection
Being carried away by a rational mind. I have not enjoyed many mindful moments this December. My days have been filled with expanded to-do lists and schedules of errands and appointments. I miss being Quiet. I miss being Slow. This morning as I sit down to a soothing cup of peppermint tea and crunched into … Continue reading An Unmindful December
Embracing a slower perspective. We all have an internal metronome that ticks to a different rhythm. If I had to rate my tempo relative to other members in our household, I would be in the faster end of the scale. It goes without saying that I am intolerant of those who live on … Continue reading Moving to a Different Beat
Be unafraid to parent and take credit for this courage. “Do you want me to call Aunty and….” When friends tell me they quote my name as a threat to get their kids to fall into line, I’m not sure whether to feel honoured or horrified. In reality, I feel a bit of both and each … Continue reading From the Naughty Corner to the Choke Chain