The Power of Solitude

When was the last time you unplugged your phone and other devices, retreating to a place where only you and your thoughts could meet? Last month, I decided that I was going to go on a media fast throughout April except for Youtube and Facebook for event coordinating purposes. The idea behind this fast was […]

What if I messed up?

What do you do when you feel like you have messed things up? Right now, as I sit in front of my computer to write, I still feel the gnawing feeling of disappointment as a result of my failure in submitting a required application by the deadline date. In fact, that’s why I was driven […]

Are you taking advantage?

0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80… The above is the countdown of our lives or the trajectory if all goes okay to keep the clock ticking and moving on. While the numbers above show a cute linear pattern of movement from one age to another, the majority of […]

Dads really do count

Just a few days ago, I sat watching from my train seat as a dad got off with his two little sons. The younger son couldn’t have been more than five years old while the older one could probably pass for seven. What caught my attention was this big burly man who got on his […]

The Eve Syndrome

“Then the Lord God planted a garden in Eden in the east, and there he placed the man he had made. The Lord God made all sorts of trees grow up from the ground—trees that were beautiful and that produced delicious fruit. In the middle of the garden he placed the tree of life and […]

Help! I’m in Transition

I remember when I first found out that I was pregnant with my first baby, that was over fifteen years ago. I was filled with awe, anticipation and trepidation – all at the same time. It was a strange feeling knowing that another human being was forming inside of me. The following few months were […]

The Counsellor

A couple of weeks ago and at the beginning of summer, I was privileged to attend an introductory course in Counselling and Psychotherapy, with a focus on Psychoanalysis. Prior to attending the course, I could say I had some idea about counseling in general, but going on the course helped me solidify some of the […]

What is in it for Me?

Many a times we ask the question above in relation to a venture or a cause before we commit ourselves to it. This is because we want to be sure that it will be worth our while or our investment in the long run. We also ask this question at an unconscious level at the […]

Fatherhood by Design

Becoming a father can certainly happen by default, so long as the right ingredients for making babies are present, however I’ve come to discover that the successful raising of children cannot happen by default, but by intentional efforts of both fathers and mothers. Despite the notion that good and absent fathers are scarce in today’s […]

When life doesn’t make sense… excerpts from a new devotion coming soon

At one point or another, every human being will face obstacles and challenges in their lives, and usually in those moments, life ceases to make sense, or so it seems at least. It may present as a loss of a loved one, the loss of a marriage or long term relationship, career or other personal […]

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