You and I have been in a relationship for more than 35 years. I’ve seen you transforming and evolving through different experiences. All in all, we managed to coexist through our ups and downs.
Our relationship has been pretty complicated. Sometimes we don’t like each other at all. Other times, we engage in mutual love and compassion. Our collaboration is continuous…and flourishing. Continue reading
It was a typical winter evening in our household. The rain was gently hitting the kitchen window with a constant rhythm as I lit a candle. I was contentedly chopping veggies to make a soup for dinner, while my five-year old son, Paul, was quietly sticking stickers on his new Cars magazine. My husband, Nicolas, was working next door, in his home office. Although we didn’t interact, we felt each other’s presence and that was enough.
I gave up being afraid to be vulnerable. I no longer hide behind my feelings and emotions. Instead I chose to live here and now and accept whatever comes at me.
My process of acceptance has been quite lengthy and continues through fastidious introspection and daily efforts. The epiphany came about when I experienced an intense desire to express my journey through words, images, shapes and light. Continue reading
We met in English 101, Spring semester of my first year in a New Jersey Community College. I was curious and completely horrified when I saw the reading list for the semester, comprised of 5 books whose authors I could barely pronounce. Continue reading
I don’t quite believe in new year resolutions, but I trust that beginnings hold the promise of new lessons to be learnt, new territory to be explored and old lessons to be recalled and appreciated.
With the intention to inspire and motivate to embrace new beginnings, here are some ideas to ruminate on as we enter 2018: Continue reading
My most special Christmas happened the year I lost most of this things that defined me: Continue reading
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As my email inbox fills up with Black Friday deals, the agitation of the holiday season starts to stir up my “zenitude” (as the French call it “state of calm, rest”). Continue reading