Tag Archives: fear

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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Stuck in the Doldrums

All in a hot and copper sky, The bloody Sun, at noon, ‘ Right up above the mast did stand, No bigger than the Moon. Day after day, day after day, We stuck, no breath no motion; As idle as … 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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Close up and intimate

Being deeply loved… gives you strength, loving deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu   Those of us who work in the field of paediatric palliative medicine often have the experience that children with terminal illness, close to death, wait for … 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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When the Other shows up

At times I wonder at and am disturbed deeply by our human capacity to not care for each other in this world of ours.  I marvel at our ability, as carers, to disengage our empathy monitor and seemingly able to … Continue reading

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Know your ripples

How well do you know the ripples of your life?  Have you paid any attention to them?  How curious are you about the tides that continue to flow and ripple?  The ripples that have gently, and at times not so … Continue reading

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Vast ocean of I don’t know

When I embarked on this journey of befriending the world of I don’t know I had no idea how deep or vast this ocean would be.  If I had known, that after more than ten years (well, maybe a life … Continue reading

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The day your worst fear is true!

Each day demands that we show up with courage and humility, for it may start off well and end up in a completely different place.  One that we could not even have imagined and we may have little control over … Continue reading

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