Claiming Your Power

I assign myself no rank or any limit, and such an attitudeis very much against the trend of the times. But myworld has become one of infinite possibilities.—Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man The Lion King sold twenty-seven million copies and is one of the Disney Studios’ all-time box office successes. The film describes the evolvement of…

Let Yourself Out of Your Cage

“I was a bird trapped inside a cage that I thought I’d been released from, still confined and limited to where I could fly. I’d been holding up my umbrella to avoid the rain but I never stopped the rain from falling.”― Arti Manani, Seven Sins “We are tamed animals (some with kind, some with cruel, masters)…

Rising Up After Life Knocks You Down

“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is going to hit as…

Loving the Inner Child Within

“Your true passion for life is hidden away within you. Your inner child holds the key to this. What did you enjoy doing as a kid before all the adulting began? Take time for yourself, recharge, and let your inner child come out to play every once in awhile.” -Christine E. Szymanski “My quest these…

Who am I?

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…

Dead Son’s Portrait

Person who buys unwanted painting at estate auction inherits entire estate? Years ago, there was a very wealthy man who, with his devoted young son, shared a passion for art collecting. Together they traveled around the world, adding only the finest art treasures to their collection. Priceless works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet and many…

Everything is possible, the impossible just takes longer

– Dan Brown, Digital Fortress  I was born in Kinangop Plateau in Kenya. Kinangop Plateau is a region in Kenya that lies between the Kenyan Rift Valley to the west and the Aberdare Range to the east. It takes its name from Kinangop Mountain, which rises in the Aberdare to the east. Growing up poor…

Listen to the beauty of people’s lives

Candace (not her real name) was my patient at the hospital. Candace was admitted to High Level Hospital because of pre-mature labor. Candace was a First Nation young woman in her late teens. In one of the nurses report, I had heard nurses at make comments about Candace narcotic seeking behavior. Nurses talked of how…

Love, love, love…and forgive

Let’s give love the keys to our car instead of fear. If I remember correctly…it always led to a better destination. Also, kids forgive so easily. You get in a fight and it’s over by the time school is out for the day. Let the small stuff go! And if you do get in a…