Growing wings

Once upon a time, there was a light, joyful and careless five-year old, whose mother – a free, bubbly and romantic fireworks display of a soul – had taught her to hum classical opera arias. She was happily giggling at the magnificent wonders that the Universe surrounded her with, and she had not a worryContinue reading “Growing wings”

Home away from home

Over the past few months, strong and inspiring women I was fortunate enough to cross paths with have challenged me to journey to the past and reflect upon the ways in which my international academic and professional experience have shaped me into the person I am today. The first time I received such request wasContinue reading “Home away from home”

United we stand

Fellow friends, For the past 3 months, I have been struggling to find my voice. I have always been a big picture thinker and the stories and insights I regularly share are the result of lengthy reflection, turning all of the events, coincidences, synchronicities and lessons inside out, in-depth analysis, tying all loose ends intoContinue reading “United we stand”

Lessons of unconditional love

On my birthday, I was approached by a guy who walked up to me and asked “Is your husband African?”. “My future husband, maybe”, I replied mischievously. “Then it’s going to be me”, he said. And I kept thinking that, if we were to end up together, that would be the absolute best “How IContinue reading “Lessons of unconditional love”

The art of solitude

One of the most underrated pleasures of life is that of doing things alone. Until a few weeks ago, I never truly realised how empowering and dignifying it is to know and respect your limits, and to have such solid standards into place, that you deem it simply unacceptable to compromise your desires and personalContinue reading “The art of solitude”

A friend in need…

For the past few months I have been enjoying the pleasure of reconnecting with a dear friend, whom I had drifted apart from, over the years. Interestingly enough, our paths crossed again, at a time when our emotional struggles were mirroring each other, so we were given the opportunity to be there for one another,Continue reading “A friend in need…”

New Year’s resolutions and fortune-telling pies

They say that when you toss a coin, in the brief moment when the coin is in the air, you suddenly know what you are hoping for. It got me thinking about the endless possibilities of manifesting our heart’s desires and generating abundance in our lives, simply by stating deeply and honestly what we yearnContinue reading “New Year’s resolutions and fortune-telling pies”

Beginnings

“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place”. And when it does, it is scooped into the Universe’s nurturing embrace. For love is the generating force of all progress, of all movement, of all creation. Therefore, my wish for y’all beautiful people is that the only thing you bring with you into theContinue reading “Beginnings”