Self Defence and the cool habit gang

I am linking to these two posts again, if you have not read them yet then I  suggest that you do, politely of course.  Hayden’s Women Need Protecting and Joy’s post Safety tips for children.  Those posts really have me thinking and before they think I am “link stalking” let me explain. There are some things we take for granted, personal safety and protection is … Continue reading Self Defence and the cool habit gang

This is your Awakening, not your Ending

When life seems so black and white, when the world feels like it’s crashing down and that the end has to be near because there is nothing to live for anymore. When you sit there with a bunch of pills in your left and a bottle of the finest whisky in your right, believe that it is not the end but that in order to appreciate what is about to come your way you have to hit rock bottom and truly feel it through every ember of your being… Continue reading This is your Awakening, not your Ending

You Are Beautiful As You Are

There was once a crow who did not like his feathers. “I wish I were a peacock!” he would say. “You are beautiful as you are!” the other crows insisted. “How plain and dull you seem to me!” he’d complain, and fly off to admire peacocks. The peacocks strutted about with their colorful tail feathers outstretched. To the delight of the crow, some of the … Continue reading You Are Beautiful As You Are

Seeing through the mist of the past to the person standing before you

Human nature, call it what you will, we humans seem to go through life gathering up a perception of how people are, a race, a gender, a culture, a nation.  Before we know it this gathering becomes a mist before our perceptual eyes clouding our vision of the reality and truth of the person standing right in front of us. Sad isn’t it? How many … Continue reading Seeing through the mist of the past to the person standing before you

Keeping your head above water…

One day we wake up to find ourselves in the water without a lifeboat or buoy, nothing to help us float, we’re stuck with no way towards the land. We slowly start treading the water, at first its easy, our legs keep us going, our arms move slowly in the water.  We stay a float, our heads are in the fresh air and things seem … Continue reading Keeping your head above water…

Respect is a simple word – Ubuntu

The most false lesson given to our children, given to us is: “Respect needs to be earned” To that I always utter the simple statement of “Huh?”.  Why does respect have to be earned? Why is it not given outright, why shouldn’t it? We are taught from a young age that respect needs to be earned, that we must respect the elder and wiser not … Continue reading Respect is a simple word – Ubuntu