Dearest Little Swan, It’s some days now that in between your laughters at play, you moan and groan, scream and shout. You rebel and you suffer. There is a bit of jealousy, a bit of fatigue from that chronic cough, a bit of frustration, some anger and a lot of rage. We get caught in… Read More Blockages children can’t express leave us with…
Dear Little Swans, As I lay my feet on the warm soft sand of Tokerau beach, facing the waves rippling from Doubtless Bay unto the shore, I encompass in my whole field that sense of completeness and contentment. For millennia, the water of the oceans have washed the stones and shells back and forth with… Read More Are they all beautiful?
Dear Little Swan, I am laying by your side as you sleep, my body mirroring your posture. I lay a hand in your hair and undo the braid I weaved with your thin golden hair – you asked it to be slightly to the left like Elsa in Frozen. You never ask for a braid and… Read More From the womb
We are not born mothers, we become it. I believe we become Mothers many times in our lives, whether we have children or not. It is encrypted within us, women, like a seed ready to get activated in the relationship. When Motherhood becomes alive in us, it comes with a deep intensity and vulnerability. It… Read More Becoming Mother
My dear Little Swans, There is something we call education on this planet and unfortunately, more often than not, it means shaping you little souls to fit into the boxed compartments we tagged: required, necessary, acceptable, desirable or aspirational. Even more sadly, in order to make sure you never o never fall outside of the… Read More Preserving and nourishing creativity despite the school
Dear Little Swans, One of my deepest wish is to become for you and my loved ones a safe harbour, a place of re-sourcing and surrender, a shoulder on which you allow yourself to totally relax and rest. I know this feeling so well that I can spot it in any instant and very rare… Read More Becoming a safe harbour: how projections work
Dear Little Swans, Lying is a strange phenomenon. Universally, it is recognised as BAD and universally, we are taught through example, from young age, that we should lie in some circumstances, that some lies are not really bad while others are really really bad… And nobody really faces it. For example, hiding our real feelings… Read More The White Lie