Tagged: mental-health

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Book Review “The Big Tiny”, Dee Williams

There are things inside us too tiny to see. Not even a microscope can capture them. This got me thinking – if there are things inside us too tiny to see, might there be things outside us too big to believe? Rene Denfeld Imagine the room as tiny as the corner of your house. How does it feels? I see you are saying “I’d love that”… In case if you does – go spend a night or...

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Mistakes you make … 

Allow yourself to make mistakes. There will always be times in your life when you fail, but you can make that failure into a success by choosing to learn from it. Tomorrow is another day. Try again. Avina Celeste Here’s the lesson to learn – #takeawaykeys  (Masterclass: Atwood + Gaiman united) 1. Know your hero. Make a sheet for each character (his or her life month by month).  2. Research after outline or plotting, because the research...

Book Review “Small Town Kid” (memoir/poetry), Frank Prem

“The past beats inside me like a second heart.” John Banville From the dark, cold and tangled branches emerges a butterfly… called Ray. Where he’d go with a new set of wings? Haha To the book of inspiration, memories, radiating energy, harmony, joy of childhood, humour, change, ache and truth – “Small Town Kid” by Frank Prem. The book overflows with warm descriptions of mcalpine’s cherries, the laws of football, the dangerous mystery of night, the ideal...

The power of Zen stories

There is a tradition in Zen Buddhism of recording short tales that are able to teach us about the world and make us question our preconceived notions in just a few words. Below are two such stories, one traditional and one contemporary, that might just give you a fresh perspective. The Tiger and the Strawberry #1 ‘While out walking one day, a man came across a tiger. He fled from the snarling creature, until he came...

Follow your own rhythm

Life has its rhythm ad we have ours. They’re designed to coexist in harmony, so that when we do what is ours to do and otherwise let life be, we garner acceptance and serenity. Victoria Moran When you get 5 minutes to spare in the day, take a moment to listen to your heart, to feel its pulse in your chest. You will hear it beating to an almost musical rhythm. Then bring your focus outside...

Ape and God

(a poem by Poetic Murderer)  An ape once in the jungle Awoke to a weird question “What is life”, it thought, And instantly was human. In many ways an ape still It copied things it saw, And sought to understand Their bizarre nature. Inventing fire as to burn Bright like the midday sun; Tools sharp as tiger’s claws And boats to roam the seas. Not satisfied with its creations The ape went on a journey And,...

“The Pearl Territory”, chapter 9 – Cash #privatejournal

I remember her hair – the color of white snow – and vibrant orchid eyes, almost like mosaics, unnaturally beautiful, the mix of forgotten spring and crystalline heaven. I remember her laugh, bright like a birdsong. It was as if her laugh lifted the dark veil from my heart and allowed me to see the world with different, happy eyes. Sunny. Joyful. Confident. A cloudless spring day. This is what I feel when I think about...