The (wo)man who feels

adopted and adapted via The man who feels “Because I was not superhuman, I was just a human, and my attempts to be this Superman, this Telon star, someone infallible who everyone could look at as the perfect man, were eventually my downfall…” – Terry Crews There is something freeing about allowing yourself to feel. Taking…

Working From Home: Eating to keep up with your Boss and your Toddler

Silence is golden – unless you have a toddler. Then, silence is very very suspicious. If your life, like mine, involves a chatty baby, a toddler whose silence means anything from quietly watching cartoons to carefully painting every single tile in the lounge, a hectic job and little time for anything else, then we need…

It’s Ok Not to Be Ok Mama

All we really want is for someone to relate source Being a parent is both miraculous and rewarding. It is also exceptionally difficult in some moments. We are blessed to be part of a generation that has started sharing the good and the difficult parts of the journey with each other openly because there is…

4 Mental Tricks to Conquer Fear (Around the World in 80 Clicks)

We suffer more often in imagination than in reality Seneca “Fear is the enemy of success. Large rewards only result from taking comparably large risks. If you’re ruled by fear, you’ll never take enough risks and never achieve success you deserve. If I’ve learned anything in this life, it’s that the actions that scared me…

Scarcity Mentality – A Social Pandemic

For me, and for many of us, our first waking thought of the day is “I didn’t get enough sleep.” The next one is “I don’t have enough time.” Whether true or not, that thought of not enough occurs to us automatically before we even think to question or examine it. We spend most of…

The Gifts of Imperfection – Brene Brown

“Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are” Brene Brown in The Gifts of Imperfection Brene Brown is not only an extraordinary story-teller, she has harnessed the power of story-telling to make her PHD research into shame, authenticity and belonging relatable, engaging and educational for us plebeans. I…

Sexiness and Motherhood: Uneasy Bedfellows?

Be warned that this article discusses the subject matter candidly. In addition, I edited the name of the complex defined below slightly hence the square brackets. In psychoanalytic literature, a Madonna–[Magdalene] Complex is the inability to maintain sexual arousal within a committed, loving relationship. First identified by Sigmund Freud, under the rubric of psychic impotence, this psychological complex is said to develop in men who…

Do Not Despise the Day of Humble Beginnings

Image Source  – The Very First Apple Computer was this Clunky Thing with a ‘Demonic’ Price Tag “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” OR “…Does anyone dare despise this day of small beginnings? They’ll change their tune when…

It’s Ok to Change

On a hike last week, my sister and I talked briefly about evolving as people because of life experiences. We talked about how it is ok to change. It’s ok to change. Those words stuck with me and so I decided to write about it this week. When I started my research on the topic…