Raising Children in the Diaspora

Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation ~ C. Everet Koop, M.D. Raising children has never been easy. Before the days of the global village, family was, at the furthest, a bus ride away. When one had a child, your mother would be there to hold your…

It’s Ok to Change

On a hike last week, my sister and I talked briefly about evolving as people because of life experiences. We talked about how it is ok to change. It's ok to change. Those words stuck with me and so I decided to write about it this week. When I started my research on the topic…

Women@Work: Check Yourself

“It takes courage...to endure the sharp pains of self-discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.” ~ Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles" I wrote a lot of exams over the course of my law degree. Like…

Fear

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown” ~ H.P. Lovecraft Fear. Who hasn't been afraid? Not me. I have been afraid of many things: my mother's slap. Embarrassment. Heartbreak. Failure. Being inadequate. A pack of rogue stray dogs (long story). Herdboys who…

In Closing – Becoming

It took me a really long time but I finally finished Michelle Obama's book, Becoming. It was a heavy, multi-layered, slow read that required me to pause and think deeply a lot. I don't think it's everyone's cup of tea but despite some initial doubts, it turned out to be mine. About a third into…