Love yourself – do you?

“Worry about loving yourself instead of loving the idea of other people loving you.” (Unknown)

Truth To Power

Truth often requires courage because it’ll divide people around you – some will take your side, some won’t. Some will attack you instead of accepting the facts, and it’s not always easy to handle that. For me it’s a lesson to learn.

Courage to talk about Hungary

I haven’t talked about my courage list for a while (and an update is brewing) but one of the points on there was to talk about my political opinions just as openly as about everything else. So I’ll grab the occasion to talk about a lady who doesn’t shy away from doing something against injustice: …

A short skirt…

There are many reasons for people to have fat. Only a few has anything to do with laziness and willpower. I’d like to put this out there.  What’s it got to do with skirts? Well yesterday wearing a short dress brought up some long-forgotten fear in me that I didn’t expect. I never wear short…

Favourites of this week’s photo challenge, Focus

The weekly photo challenge from WordPress this week was to¬†show in-focus and out-of-focus moments. I love browsing through the responses and I thought I’d share the ones that really captured me. Glass in Coppenhagen from Tallulah Bass Mindfulness through a lens You need to look twice at this photo from bonebreaker An old tailgate and…

Hurt by laughter

I don’t remember many things from when I was little but one of them sticks out: one evening, I must’ve been around 11-12, I decided to write a letter to the guy I had a crush on. I’m not sure why but either mum or her boyfriend at the time realised it wasn’t my usual…

Your gumption and generosity

Today is not about Being Seen. It’s about Giving Back. I have been resisting this idea for 2 days – it’s not what I decided, I would say. “This week is about stretching, it’s about me.” But where would I be without all of you? How could I be growing without your kindness watering my…

My forte and foible

“I told you they’d look!” “Let them!” “But… they will… SEE!” it whispers.  “See what?” “See us!” it starts to sound like Gollum in Lord of the Rings. “And?” “And then they’ll be cruel and think we’re ridiculous and they’ll hurt us!” (Yes, definitely Gollum. Where did this come from?)  “They can’t hurt us, Gollum.”…

Exhorted to the limelight – by a hat…

After the uncharacteristically warm days, I woke up to a cloudy, wet morning. Still not particularly cold but the undecisiveness of the weather called for a more cautious choice of clothes. I don’t own an umbrella and didn’t feel like wearing a hooded coat since it was still quite warm so I had just the…

Dare to be gentle

Last night I didn’t know what to tell you in this post. I didn’t do any of the major things I had planned against the fear of “Being Seen”. Then I was chatting to a friend about how she struggles with wanting to be perfect and I told her how she should lovingly embrace that…

To my clique

With today’s challenge I’m fulfilling the Being Seen objective not in one but two different ways at the same time (talk about over-achieving). I’m not only sharing my deepest thoughts but am also doing so in a (gasp!) video.  I’ve been dreading photos for a very long time and videos force me to face not just how…