Chrysalis

Listening to confirm what my heart speaks Communicating with spaces in between words open to interpretation Observing to complement what my eyes see Walking taking a moment before each step Breathing like there is nothing else that I need to do I exist in this cloud of serenity withdrawn from a thoughtless race I am [...]

Summer is here!

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 [...]

The Day After

In celebration of International Day of Happiness, let us take a moment to lighten ourselves and welcome happiness and self-compassion into our own hearts. Oh, my dear You feel deeply You search intently Often your toughest critic Unforgiving Relentless Striving Questioning Leave that mind behind Just for a moment Or more Look up Let light [...]

Solace

Tears on my pillow An ache deep in my heart Consoled by words of true kindness from a dear friend An angel Reassurance lies in trust, faith, belief And prayer In this surrender I welcome inner peace Acceptance and courage The ache persists For it serves to inspire To remind me of this gem In [...]

Magical Journeys: from Mayhem to Mindfulness

At 8 o’clock in the evening, I can be seen herding my three children up the stairs to their bedroom with enough enthusiasm to match a team of bouncy cheerleaders on the sidelines of a premiership game: “C’mon girls! Let’s Go! Go! Go!” We race up the stairs together—“Last one to the room has to turn off the lights!” Squealing [...]

Room for settling conflict

Enforcing a ceasefire and self-regulated dispute resolution “Staff members are strongly encouraged to first try and solve a dispute through informal channels…Resolving disputes through negotiation, mediation and other alternative means is usually quicker, and often proves to be less stressful and less cumbersome…” A guide to resolving disputes, Administration of Justice in the United Nations [...]