the perfect trap

Marion Woodman expressed it best: “perfection rapes the soul”. She was right. The quest for perfection creates a lonely life. Because when I’m on it, I don’t even have my Soul for company. I’ve been working on a post for a couple of weeks now. It’s an attempt to...

scared to trust life

Over the past three months, I’ve received multiple invitations to trust life more deeply than I’ve ever done before. I’ve been inside a perfect storm of insecurity, instability and uncertainty. I’ve been asked to face my deepest fears: that the world isn’t safe and...

chasing Rumi

Rumi: What you seek is seeking you.  A couple of weeks after I quit my corporate job in 2010, I went to Turkey. After hanging out in Istanbul and at the beach with a friend, I got on a bus alone and went to Konya – the small city in Central Anatolia where Rumi is...

something happened on the day he died

I never met David Bowie. I saw him perform live only once, on a big stage in a large venue. It wasn’t an intimate gig. I didn’t get backstage afterwards. We didn’t know each other. To me, he was only ever an idea/l. But I’m sitting here the day after he died and I...

this year, resolve to be kinder to yourself

Have you felt it? The sense you didn’t achieve as much as you wanted last year? That nagging feeling of not measuring up? The subtle voice of worry that builds as you make lists of the things you want to do in 2016? I call it the post-holiday comedown. Over the past...

give yourself love this Christmas

Let’s face it – Christmas, if you celebrate it or the holiday season, if you don’t – sometimes sucks. This time of year is often tougher than we anticipate. It’s easy to get caught up in the whirl of preparations: decorating a tree, wrapping gifts,...