Category Archive: Change & Alchemy

Wisps of Strength

Some days I don’t feel like being a warrior. Those are the days that even the thought that I am the stuff of stars (exclamation mark), a child of the universe no less… Continue reading

How Does Your Garden Grow?

“In the garden of thy heart plant naught but the rose of love, and from the nightingale of affection and desire loosen not thy hold.” – The Hidden Words We lived in an… Continue reading

Life’s Best Kept Secret

Somewhere between turning 40, somewhere between motherhood, breast cancer and some whopping dollops of second chances. Somewhere between falling down and getting up again on quivering knees, I stumbled upon one of life’s… Continue reading

Coming Home

I had a dream the other night. It was one of those rare, coherent dreams that took me on a journey. A journey which marked some significant milestones and major shifts that had… Continue reading

The Treasure of Encouragement

“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the single candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”~ The Buddha Encouragement is commonly understood… Continue reading

In the Face of Truth

When I was a young lass of 21, I suddenly developed adult acne. Zit seemed too mild and too cute a word to describe this ghastly eruption of carbuncles, papules and pustules. My… Continue reading

A Guide to the Dark Side

“True loss is for him whose days have been spent in utter ignorance of himself.” ~ Bahá’u’lláh Yoda called it the Dark Side. Gandhi called it the Brute. Tolkien personified it in the Ring. It is… Continue reading

Life’s Lessons

“To learn and not to do is really not to learn. To know and not to act is really not to know.” ~ Stephen R. Covey Three years ago I was diagnosed with breast… Continue reading

A Pilgrimage

 “I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.” ~ Charles Dickens, Great Expectations It was a summer of beautiful, pleasant days spent by the sea and… Continue reading

A Delicate Beauty

“Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass.” ~ John Steinbeck Finland has… Continue reading