“We cannot live without meaning, that would preclude any sense of identity, any hope, any future.” – Carlina Rinaldi – She was the stuff of nightmares. The doll that was given to my daughter on her first birthday. The doll that became the focus of my child’s affection. Dragged through the dirt, chewed up by…Continue reading Ragged Dolls and Strong Stories
“There is no light without shadow and no psychic wholeness without imperfection.” – Carl Jung – My pug mauls her shadow. Not every day, of course. Just on those days when the sun is shining brightly and we happen to walk past our neighbour’s garden wall at a particular time in the morning. Suddenly…Continue reading My Pug and Her Curious Relationship with Her Shadow
‘A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.’ Ecclesiastes 3:5 (NLT) Who we are today has a lot to do with our culture and history. We embody the narratives we hold to. The stories we have been told, we continue telling … unless we stop and consider whether the lessons they offer…Continue reading Scattering the Stones We Gathered
‘Do not avert your eyes. It is important that you see this. It is important that you feel this.’ – Kamand Kojouri – This year has been filled with many conversations. My life is richer because a collection of friends and strangers were willing to take a study journey with me and share some of…Continue reading And are you ok with that?
“I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.” – Anaïs Nin – In the last month, we have packed up our household, travelled two thousand kilometers south with three cars and two dogs in tow, and then unpacked what we had just painstakingly wrapped…Continue reading Your Life as a Deep Blue Sea
“Life just doesn’t care about our aspirations or sadness. It’s often random, and it’s often stupid and it’s often completely unexpected, and the closures and the epiphanies and revelations we end up receiving from life, begrudgingly, rarely turn out to be the ones we thought.” – Khaled Hosseini – Iceland has become one of my…Continue reading Sometimes You Will Back into a Lamp Post in the Middle of Nowhere!