Category Archives: Life, stories & more

Preparing to be unprepared

Life many times can be confusing and challenging. We may find we live life with the intention to grow our sense of self-awareness and well being with each new day but can be thrown off balance by events, thoughts, and … Continue reading

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It’s never about some other time

The real gift and the crux of our difficulty is our constant and entirely natural experience of vulnerability.  Trying to live without feeling vulnerable means we do not understand the fierce nature of the reality we inhabit.  In closing off … Continue reading

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Skull and crossbones

Sitting again today in my favorite orthodox colleague’s office as he puts up a drip for my daughter.  A dear kind soul and friend who listened deeply to my story of distress and worry, earlier this past year, when few … Continue reading

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Tribute to a life of courage

A somewhat different post today, but an obituary in the Financial Times weekend paper touched me in a way few have in recent times.  A woman who defied the great might of bullies and organised crime of the modern era … Continue reading

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More about swimming with sharks

Sitting here, at the back of the near empty class room, most of the afternoon, working on my computer, reading the paper…just sitting.  Being a needed presence to my daughter writing thus far the most difficult two exams.  Not really … Continue reading

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Swimming with sharks

This past week has felt somewhat like my last diving experience 20 years ago.  My husband and I had learnt how to dive during our time down under while living in Australia.  We took lessons, did our requisite deep dives … Continue reading

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Stepping on landmines

When war ends, when a surrendering of sorts comes into effect, there is always a time of assessing, gathering, integrating, rebuilding, and finding a way to move forward, to live back into our every day lives.  Sometimes this war has … Continue reading

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