Be Brave and Take Risks: You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.”― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart “Go back?” he thought. “No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!” So up he got, and trotted along with his little sword held in front of him and one hand feeling the wall, and his heart all of a patter and a pitter.”― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again “The Little Engine That Could” by … Continue reading When Other People Let You Down…..don’t stay down
“Power is the ability not just to tell the story of another person, but to make it the definitive story of that person. The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Author In the 1930s scientists began examining the cognitive effects of labeling. According to a hypothesis by the linguist Benjamin Whorf, the words we use to describe what we see aren’t just random. They actually determine what we experience to a startling degree. And … Continue reading It is so important to listen to other people’s (Whole) stories
2021 is a year of reflection. I plan to write a blog per week on things that touch my heart, I hope to share my heart with others because our journeys are connected. I hope to share stories from my life that have meant a lot and I hope to find meaning in those stories. Today my heart has been mulling over how to rise up when a relationship break up could try to redefine your future. I know many of us are very familiar with this area, many of us have been hurt in relationships and have been left … Continue reading Do not let break ups redefine your future
We are all too fixed on wrecking ourselves rather than bettering ourselves. Meggie Royer, Healing Old Wounds With New Stitches. Although the world is… Healing Old Wounds With New Stitches Continue reading Healing Old Wounds With New Stitches
“I was never good enough for my mum and she never let me forget it” I whisper out just as we make it to the entrance of their building “Ryan doesn’t speak the words, but sometimes he makes me feel that way”. Sarah Clay, Never Enough How often have you said to yourself – or heard others say – that you “can’t do anything good” or you’re “not good enough,” “You are not gifted” “You are good for nothing”. Do you ever feel you give life your best, work hard, try hard, but still can’t give yourself credit? Are you … Continue reading You are Worthy and More Than Enough
In the book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, we have a conversation between Alice and the caterpillar trying to answer this very question, who am I. Let us join the conversation: “The Caterpillar and Alice looked at each other for some time in silence: at last the Caterpillar took the hookah out of its mouth, and addressed her in a languid, sleepy voice. ‘Who are you?’ said the Caterpillar. This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, ‘I — I hardly know, sir, just at present — at least I know who I … Continue reading Who am I?
“My own heroes are the dreamers, those men and women who tried to make the world a better place than when they found it, whether in small ways or great ones. Some succeeded, some failed, most had mixed results… but it is the effort that’s heroic, as I see it.” – George R. R. Martin There are those who choose to go off the deep end and vouch completely and irrevocably for their dreams . For these dreamers, we have lots of respect, we admire them and in many ways feel inspired by them. These are the people led and … Continue reading Ask yourself, do you live to the max?
On January 1st, 2021, I had moments of reflection on a few areas of my life that needed auditing and re-alignment, which I hope to share with readers in the next few blogs. One area that I had lots reflections on was the question why I do what I do, I mean my career as a nurse. You see I reflected on this because, as you I know, our personal journeys, we all seek understanding, meaning, wisdom and knowledge. We want to know why we’re here. We crave for purpose. And for many of us, we navigate life trying to … Continue reading Whatever you do do it with passion