Becoming the Fearless Radical Optimist

They say I am fearless but crazy.  They tell me that I am making a huge mistake and I will live to regret it. Behind my back, they snicker and say that I am a reckless and irresponsible mother. That I am not only ruining my own life, but my daughter's as well. They cannot imagine WHY I would ...

The Moment I Fell In Love

In the past, I have always confused love with attachment. I was always seeking something in return from my object of desire. I needed constant affirmations from the person I adored. In fact, I was running on empty and was searching to be filled up from someone else. I did not realise that attachment is more about fear and dependency. Attachment is more about self-preservation and self-gratification. This was why most relationships fall apart. People feed off on one another, instead of nurturing each other.

Expectations Vs. Love

We all have expectations.  Usually, we have more expectations of our closest and dearest than those we work with. This is where it gets messy and hurtful. From parents to kids, to husbands and wives, GFs and BFs, siblings, colleagues, friends and etc. The list goes on.  We expect our kids to do their share of work in ...

Poem: My Darling Child

My Dearest Child As much as it pains me I have to watch you Crawl through this Like how you learnt Your very first walk As much it tears me I can't banish Your fears or suffering I can't make them Disappear As much as I want to I can't do it for you You'll have to find  Your own strength Your own courage Because  When you do You will come To believe ...

Fearless Wanderer

Some of you may have noticed that, lately, my blog postings have been 'crawling to a pause' in a rather inconsistent fashion. I do apologise. I had not expect to be so busy and exhausted, at the same time.  I have been travelling a great deal, and it is not your usual 'jet-setting around the world adventure' ...

Travelling with Extended Families: The Joys and Pains

As Anthony Boudain said ~ "Travel isn't always pretty. It isn't always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that's okay. The journey changes you - it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you....Hopefully, you ...

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