Shame, Vulnerability and Authenticity

Shame, Vulnerability and Authenticity

Last week a friend shared with me two Ted Talks by author and social work professor, Dr. Brené Brown, dealing with the uncomfortably, touchy-feely subjects of shame and vulnerability. As Prof. Brown eloquently points out in her first talk on ‘The power of...
Getting “Educated” on Writing

Getting “Educated” on Writing

One thing that has been on my mind lately has been finding ways in which I can promote my writing so that I reach my target audience more effectively. It is no easy feat. Despite the preponderance of articles and blogs I have read online, there is no straightforward...
What does it mean when a butterfly lands on you?

What does it mean when a butterfly lands on you?

A month or so ago, just before I left for holiday in Berlin, an unusual thing happened. For about one week, several butterflies would visit my balcony railing each morning to spread their wings and bask lazily in the sun. I recognized that it was the same butterflies...
Berlin Dreamin’

Berlin Dreamin’

It is hard to express in words the feeling that envelopes me when I think of Berlin. There’s something about the city of Berlin that calls me; that stirs within my soul a deep yearning. Ever since I first set foot in the German capital back in the Spring of 2012...

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