Shut yourself down for renovations. When your life and presence are a home for people, it is entirely important to have seasons when you shut down for renovations. Why? Just like a physical home or guest house, all the usage over time can naturally wear things down - the plumbing stops working, kitchen doesn't work... Continue Reading →

On Self-Pity

Quite often I am told that I look super serious or even angry. I apologize. But it keeps happening. The thing is, I get lost in my thoughts and when i'm lost, I don't have the luxury of filtering my reactions facially. It's a work in progress. Sorry, World. I'm not angry at you. But... Continue Reading →

Defiant Drumbeat

Critical voices Want to stamp you out Press you down Eliminate you. They war with you. Violently. Relentlessly. You are tired. Slow Down. Close your eyes. Listen to the rhythm of your heart beating. Slow down till it becomes the only thing you can hear. Slow down and let your heart beating get louder and... Continue Reading →

Dealing with Comparison

I once heard Maya Angelou say, ‘Comparison is Odious'. (She was so skilled at making one word seem as long as a sentence). I confess I had to look up the word 'Odious' to understand the dignity of her statement. o·di·ous ˈōdēəs/ adjective extremely unpleasant, repulsive, revolting, repellent, repugnant, disgusting, vile, foul, abhorrent, loathsome, deplorable,... Continue Reading →

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