Rivers of words have flowed depicting the all-powerful force of love. From the famous Corinthians quote Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. (1 Corinthians 13:4–8) to the great Bard himself - I love you more than words can wield the matter, Dearer than eyesight, space and liberty (William Shakespear, King Lear — Act 1, scene 1)
Putting all that aside, what I want to explore today is compatibility. And no, there are no astrology lessons on the horizon, but rather an observation of inner workings.
Let’s say you’re…
Many of us have reached a point in life when anxiety was running rampant, making your heart beat an uncomfortable staccato rhythm, palms dripping, lungs constricting painfully, with oxygen supply dangerously low.
To cite the Encyclopedia of Psychology:
Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes like increased blood pressure.
People with anxiety disorders usually have recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns. They may avoid certain situations out of worry. They may also have physical symptoms such as sweating, trembling, dizziness, or a rapid heartbeat.
Let’s face it, anxiety is hard, making you live a…
Scotland has been a source of inspiration thanks to its beautiful landscapes, vast history, and rich culture. From the enchanting Isle of Skye, to its mesmerizing capital of Edinburgh, and the vastness of its wilderness, the land of Scots has captured the imagination of commoners and kings, minstrels and travelers, young and old. J.K.Rowling once said:
“It is one of the most hauntingly beautiful places in the world, the history is fascinating, the men are handsome, and the whiskey is delicious.”
In its 2000 years of recorded history, Scotland has fought tooth and nail for its place in the annals…
You always told me I was a much-wanted child
highly anticipated and adored
wished into being by the prayers you filed.
But what you may not realize
is that you were an equally wanted mother for my unborn soul.
You always told me I was a miracle
that doctors could hardly explain,
a success story where two others had failed.
But what you may not realize
is that the original miracle was you.
You always told me I should reach for the stars
that the world is full of wonders that await my cue
How a blind date can change your life
A quick look at the antique clock on my bedside table shows me I’m late. Late late.
I take another sip of my second glass of Merlot and assess my reflection in the mirror. A little black dress that hugs my curves perfectly (translation, getting air in will be problematic), ankle boots too high for my chronic clumsiness (but absolutely gorgeous), red lips, big hazel eyes accentuated with black eye-liner. Despite the dress being too tight for comfort, it’s the only thing that felt remotely sexy at the moment. …
06.06. Today is my birthday, which I’m celebrating with my parents and my wonderful partner at a resort spa.
Even though the past year has been full of challenges there are many things to be grateful for. In the last 12 months I wrote a novel in my native tongue, which I then translated into English and proceeded to editing it for an oncoming summer launch (fingers crossed), I worked tirelessly on myself and unearthed more and more of my inner light, the bond with my partner grew that much stronger, our (Ron Weasley the) cat is fatter and more…
The wild horse beckons, showing me the way.
Through fields of lavender and patches of deep green
I walk gloriously barefoot, captive in a gentle sway
feeling the earth rolling, in this in-between.
Somewhere in the distance, a nightingale holds court
singing a song of haunting remembrance
from a time where man was nature’s faithful consort
living in harmony and not being a hindrance.
The horse’s neigh pulls me from the reverie. …
Businessmen come and businessmen go
but what is the businessmen’ business?
Surrounded by towers made of concrete
and dressed in a penguin’s stolen robe,
they walk purposefully to whoever knows
completing their businesslike business.
With shiny black suitcases and an everpresent phone
they act like they know it all.
Surrounded by peers or maybe by drones
The businessmen never stray from their goals,
overachievers and quick-witted blokes.
But what is their businesslike business?
A long time ago I made a list
a bucket list — you probably know of this.
In it were gathered a plethora of wonderful things
from reading 10000 tomes to meeting a prince,
learning three languages and experiencing true love’s kiss.
But none was greater and more anticipated
than swimming with dolphins in a wild shelter.
So I begged and I plotted and I cajoled
never forgetting this life-long goal.
And finally, finally, the time did indeed come
for me to embark on a journey of the soul.
24 but acting like four
I traveled to Istanbul…
Good day to you, lovelies! I hope you took my advice to heart and weathered the capricious Taurus in good health and prosperity. As always, you don’t need to go further than this column to ensure a smooth transition to the next millennium.
(We covered this in the December issue, but it merits mentioning again that — contrary to pop culture — because the 1st century was retroactively said to start with the year AD 1 in the Gregorian calendar (and since said calendar does not have the year 0), the first millennium spanned from year 1 to 1000 inclusively…
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