Celebrate the feminine

Late one Saturday evening  a young man, recently paralysed and rendered mute in an accident, is at the wedding reception  of a relative. A young woman, name and details unknown to him, is sitting on his lap. She’s stroking his face; kissing; crying; saying...

Follow your dreams – You’re worth it

Are you a leader wondering if the vision you have for your life, your organization, and the larger purpose you want to serve, is ever going to materialize, or if it really matters? If the answer is “yes” then there may be a message for you from The Shawshank...

celebrating mid life

This poem by Fleur Adcock is for all the women who, like me, are on the “darker side” of forty. She reminds us that there is more to beauty than flawless skin, and that the more we choose how we want to be in the world and how we want to live our lives,...

Face the fear

Do you know that something in your life needs to change, but you either don’t know how to start or where to start , or you are too afraid of where starting may take you? In attempting an answer, I turn to David Whyte. This time from the opening stanza of his...

What’s so great about fitting in?

As an only child and one of the youngest in my class I spent a lot of time in junior school trying to figure out the rules of social engagement. I managed well enough to avoid being bullied but it took me quite some time to become comfortable in my own skin and to...

Your extraordinary moment today?

What will be your extraordinary moment today? Walking up the steep hill close to my home, I snake-ease the muscles in my neck to relieve the tension that has been building all day. Just ahead of me, trudging up the hill, is a boy who is about nine-years-old. With his...