Master patience

Remembering to hold on to hope, and to abandon my expectations of others has always been my saving grace for my sanity and my dignity.Expectations, whether legitimate or not, are rooted in a sense of entitlement to receive what we need from others.Expectations are key to a healthy relationship, because when we can trust another [...]

Don’t choose the hard way

The original Afrikaans saying for this is somewhat more impactful.'Die wat nie will hoor nie, moet voel.'Translated, that means that if you don't want to listen, then you'll feel the pain.While it may have been regularly used as a taunt by teachers and parents towards misbehaving kids, it is totally apt for adults as well.Our [...]

Reconnect with your innate wisdom

We all have an innate wisdom that we lose sight of as the distractions of life accumulate.When we go out in search of answers and adopt methods that worked for someone else, we further distance ourselves from that innate wisdom.This distancing that occurs undermines our authenticity, and leaves us feeling at odds with life rather [...]