On Gratitude

We might start by defining what gratitude is. Gratitude is feeling (and maybe also showing) appreciation and thankfulness for whatever it is that we receive or happens to us. Looking at some dictionary definitions, I also notice that gratitude involves wanting to reciprocate what someone has done for us, though I’m not quite sure of…

On facing ourselves

Some days ago the government in my country announced a proposal for how we are to go about when we return to “normal” life. Notice that I say “proposal”, I don’t even think it has been approved yet, and since then thousands of people have decided they should go out to the streets. Oh yeah,…

How to Welcome the New

Adventure. Isn’t that an exciting word? Wouldn’t we all want a little bit more of it in our lives? Wouldn’t we want to invite it to be present in our histories? Adventure is just another word for change. Adventure is ever present, and we cannot escape it, although some times we might want to. Let’s…

How to let go of the past

Is it really possible to let go of the past? What does it mean to let go of it? I think the first question to ask ourselves is, where is the past? The past is everywhere. It is in our minds, it is in the language we speak, in our senses, the smells that trigger…

Joy in Times of Despair

Is it wrong that I feel happy and excited in these horrible times? This quarantine has been a very shocking experience for most people, for a number of reasons. Many people have lost their jobs, others have lost a significant amount of income, many others are increasingly anxious, or depressed, or angry, or isolated, or…

Exploring an affirmation from The Artist’s Way.

It is a really funny moment when you discover you have been lying to yourself the whole time. I have always enjoyed self-development, in the form of books, courses, you name it. And of course the primary reason for this is that I have always felt that there are things in me that I need…

When life gives you lemons… (The Tower?)

To day has been a bizarre kind of day. It started normal, with an early morning class, I did my morning pages and walked to my parents’ home. I decided that the walk would be my Artist’s Date of sorts, since we are not really allowed to go anywhere. I saw lonely streets, beautiful houses…

Sometimes you have a bad day. But Tarot had told you beforehand.

I should have suspected something when I got the Ace of Swords, inverted as my Card of The Day: Confusion, lies. Not being able to face the truth. I’m not talking about myself, but I rather am, because I heard the falseness in someone’s lies, but feel really unable to call her out on it,…

Confessions of a procrastinator. And a promise!

I’m always looking for new things, and so my attention is always on many different things at the same time. You just have to look at the inside of my bag. I always carry my Kindle, books (2 or 3, because I can’t really choose), my journal, a small notebook for ideas, highlighters, coloured pens….