Are You Lonely or Just Lost?

By | September 4th, 2015|Self-esteem, self-expression, Self-fulfillment, Self-love|

“Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself.” ~ Rupi Kaur This quote showed up in my newsfeed on Facebook just as I was engrossed in messaging a friend who had said she was afraid of being lonely. We chatted on about her finding her footing four years after the death of [...]

Happiness in Joyful Self-Expression

By | July 29th, 2015|Happiness, Inner light, Life Purpose, Quality of life, self-expression, Self-fulfiullment, Self-love|

Each morning here on the island of Aegina in Greece, I open the white metal shutters of our bedroom and press them back against the bisque coloured stucco. They are secured with black iron hinges shaped like ‘S’s that swing up and keep them from blowing and banging in the breezes off the sea below. [...]

Are you running a personal power deficit?

By | May 7th, 2015|Self-esteem, self-expression|

"A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself." ~ Henry Ward Beecher In this world of media generated trends of what is and is not acceptable or admirable or achievable, being oneself is a difficult accomplishment. And if you are concerned with fitting in or being part of the crowd, then [...]

Your art is your life – what are you creating?

By | April 23rd, 2015|self-expression, Uncategorized|

"An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose." ~ Langston Hughes The truth is, when it comes to self-expression we are all artists in evolution. What our art is will announce itself loudly in terms of what we culturally label [...]

Can happiness be this simple?

By | April 19th, 2015|Consciousness, Exhilarated Life, Happiness, Life Purpose, self-expression, Self-fulfillment|

"Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self." ~ Iris Murdoch Can happiness be this simple? There are a couple of ironies to this statement. First is of being busy. In our culture we have exchanged busyness for fulfilment. There is a tendency to brag [...]

Are you here now?

By | April 17th, 2015|Exhilarated Life, Happiness, Life Purpose, self-expression|

All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why. ~James Thurber If we could answer these three simple questions in the one, ‘are you here now?’ our purpose in life would be revealed, we would suffer no stress and we would know the joy of self-fulfilment. However, we [...]