Category Archives: Inspiration

Three Years On: Finding the Thank You

Chunks of time roll by without me even thinking to say thank you, without me remembering or acknowledging the gift of three years ago. Yet, back then, when I was in the rush of the moment and felt the awareness … Continue reading

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Eyes Just Ahead

Last week I reminded myself of a part of me long forgotten. Suffering from an inflamed gum in my mouth after dental surgery, and weighing up my options, I decided to try a fruit and vegetable juice fast in order … Continue reading

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Can You Love Me Today?

I lie here under the covers though over there, just outside my bedroom window, the day is sunny and goes on as usual. My body is weary and motionless, though my mind is moving quickly and frantically; almost in a … Continue reading

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Sitting on the Keys

There is a searing hole inside of me that I now really realize only I can repair. All of my life I have walked around with this hole patching it up temporarily through validation from the outside but nothing or … Continue reading

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What My Fruit Diet Taught Me

Also featured on chabad.org I have always loved fruit. I remember being filled with delight and excitement when the fruit truck would arrive outside our house in South Africa, filled with boxes of the most luscious African fruits of the … Continue reading

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Finding G-d

Also featured on chabad.org I believe in G‑d. Even before I became Torah observant, I felt His hand dancing through the events of my life. I saw purpose behind both the good and the bad, the happy and the painful. Even though I … Continue reading

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The Lies we Tell Ourselves

That what we think, say and do does not make a difference to the world. That it’s okay to do something as long as nobody gets hurt in the process. That we are better than them. That we are open … Continue reading

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No Place to Stick

Growing up, I valued the idea of saying your piece. To not hold things in and be walked all over, but to defend yourself if need be and not let anybody treat you badly. This was a result of watching … Continue reading

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Right Side Up

We live in a broken and upside down world. Suddenly, my personal sense of safety feels more under threat and I am reminded of this. Even when all is “well” for me, there are many millions of people living in … Continue reading

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I Can Breathe

In my little corner of the city where I live, right now, I can choose to exhale. For this moment at least, I can let go and breathe it all out long and slowly. And hope that like laughter is … Continue reading

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