Tag: autonomy

Good grief!

Has there ever been a Miss World candidate who hasn’t declared her wish for world peace? How admirable, how marvellous, to behold the nobility and compassion of the bikini-clad, doe-eyed tiara-aspirant! Such ambition! Such gravitas! Such shiny teeth! But imagine the ripples through the universe of beauty pageantry if one of these paragons of female wondrousness turned around and expressed…

Songs from the deep

Take a moment and think about all the things you have been told in your life. All the things that have been said to you. All the heart-to-hearts, the tete-a-tetes, all the deep-and-meaningfuls. The advice, the encouragements, the admonishments. How much can you remember? And from whose mouths did the words come? Now take another moment and think of how…

You’ll feel better once it’s done.

I’m having a moment. A head-butting the wall moment. An underwater scream moment. It’s a moment that requires the expulsion of something from within. Something that is affecting my overall equilibrium, my alignment, my mojo. There are times I engage with the idea of ’emotional vomit’ – a term I use to describe feelings that are far better off out…