Reading Non-Fiction

The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one that makes you think. - Harper Lee I have always been a story reader and my interest in non-fiction is fairly premature. I am developing it, in favour of my ardent pursuit of knowledge. I find that it is much … Continue reading Reading Non-Fiction

Self Care and the Spa

My first ever spa retreat! I have had back massages before but a full spa retreat package and the pampering and revitalizing was so new to me. It really was a wonderful day in itself but it also shifted my perception: my head was clearer and more focused in the present moment than it has … Continue reading Self Care and the Spa

Examine Life

The unexamined life is not worth living. This quote is credited to Socrates who is recognized for contributions to philosophy and posing questions to his students that generated new insights and ideas. In observing general social behaviours, talking to others, and reflecting on my own thought processes, I see that the average lifestyle does not … Continue reading Examine Life

Coffee, Please!

Once, a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and full of problems. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed as if just when one problem was solved, another one soon followed. Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled 3 pots with water … Continue reading Coffee, Please!

A Beautiful, Terrible Thing

I went from trusting and loving this person, from feeling adored and protected, to licking bitter morsels that he is throwing at me off the ground whenever he senses that I am starting to break free. Now I understand why sociopaths are dubbed "human heroin". I have been shooting pure, unadulterated psychopathic love into my bloodstream for five years. I am coming down from a drug I didn't even know I was on, and the withdrawal has knocked me on my ****ing ass.

Discipline Equals Freedom

It seems quite counter intuitive. But I picked up the book with this title by Jocko Willink because, as time has passed and I have struggled, I realized this was true. Discipline does not tie us down; discipline creates freedom and more - relief, happiness, achievement. I got about half way through the book, then … Continue reading Discipline Equals Freedom