Because my body refuses to be rushed despite my impatience

Step by step toward recovery (image courtesy of author).

It’s been almost seven months since my knee surgery and my ACL (anterior crucial ligament) reconstruction. While I wasn’t a professional athlete prior to my knee accident, I exercised regularly, mainly for fun and to feel better in my body. I went for walks and a weekly 8.5 km run…

When is help helpful, and importantly, when is help harmful?

Reaching out to help each other (image courtesy of author).

What does decent help even look like?

I used to think helping someone meant stepping in with the goal of easing their life for them by helping with their responsibilities, lessening their burdens, or taking on tasks for them.

However, I have grown doubtful of this concept. Is this really ‘help’ or is this interference? Is this…

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Let’s stop discarding and start caring

Ku-Ring-Gai National Park, Australia (Image courtesy of author)

Is littering a symptom of something more serious?

When did we stop caring? Or have we never really cared?

Every morning, I go for a walk in the national park around the corner. Every morning I return from my walk with pockets full of rubbish. Little plastic packagings for sugary snacks, potato chip bags, soda cans, or water…

Beware of assumptions

A healthy mother-daughter relationship? (Image courtesy of author)

Everyone perceives life through their own story

Everyone perceives the world through their unique filters and lenses based on personality, life experiences, and background.

I believe that in oneness, only one truth exists but this over-arching truth is divided into infinite parts, depending on which angle an issue is looked at. Truth seems different from each perspective.

This lesson was taught by our cat

Charlie as a kitten: playing with the wrapping paper was entertainment enough! (image courtesy of author)

“To deny ones’ true nature’ and the gifts given you by the gods is to tempt disaster. You cannot hide behind the mask forever.” — Midori Snyder

“Acceptance means events can make it through you without resistance.” — Michael A. Singer, The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

How does “alignment with our true nature” translate into our lives?

What if…


I believe the only way forward for us is when every human being is willing to heal — this includes walking through pain. Read about it at:

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