There were days where the only thing I achieved while awake was breathing, one breath in front of another.
A list, to help carry you through for the next time when everything seems kind of bendy and warped and you wonder if you are lost.
Care is not something we can reserve for ourselves alone, nor give it exclusively to others. We need to preserve the integrity of the whole, and we are as much a part of the whole as everyone else.
A guide for slowing down
Let’s centre our hearts and heads and spirits before autumn sobers us up, before the Earth mellows into her reds and golds.
10 steps for nourishing your heart, healing the body and strengthening the bare bones of your will after trauma.
The only thing that can nurture our souls is our knowledge. And the only way to gain knowledge is to have experiences — to feel good and to feel bad, and to start drawing our own conclusions about what the meaning of those feelings are.
It got to a point that I could go nowhere else with this selfishness but to own it. I declared to myself that I would be ‘selfish’ for awhile, that ‘selfish’ was needed, that ‘selfish’ was okay.
What I am is not because of you, I am because of me.
The internal work towards peace starts the minute gratitude fills our vocabulary.