Is it possible to find a perfect partner?
In all our conversations, I would sit and admire her quietly and sometimes even think to myself, “I want to be like Maija when I grow older.” She was beautiful in body and spirit and always dressed very elegantly. One day, in her living room, she said to me: “We Canadians have so much space to live in. We don’t need all that space. People in many other parts of the world, live in tiny spaces and they are happier. We feel that we need so much individual space…” She reflected quite a lot on social justice issues and how new immigrants were integrating in Canada.
It is my wish that we all live harmoniously and have compassion and kindness in our hearts towards ALL people, not simply those whom we know or are privileged to spend time with on a regular basis. As easy as this sounds, it is not always easy to practice kindness and compassion because we have grown to be quite a cautious society with judgements about others which can cause us to be indifferent, unkind or sometimes even hostile.
Have you ever caught that elusive thing called happiness that smartly lures you with promises to reach this blissful state if you could: – get these new shoes, purse, clothes, bag, jewellery…. – earn a bit more money – get rid of that person who…
What if you can design a life full of love, trust and compassion by simply paying attention to 3 moments?
At 43, I had the first and last drink with my father, a man whom I loved dearly but we had a great divide between us – alcoholism. Upon the request of a friend on my way to Saint Lucia in 2012, I brought my dad…
Why do I care less at 46? Today, I celebrate my 46th birthday and I have concluded that I don’t need to be “a strong woman” or an “independent woman” or a “professional woman” or a “homemaker” or “anything” kind of woman….