More Than a Number


“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.” ~ Steve Maraboli I didn’t become aware of my body until around the age of ten. My friend Caroline was visiting for the day and insisted on […]

Serving at the Entrance of the Temple


“… and do not compare yourself with others or you will become vain and bitter.” —Desiderata One of our greatest areas of self-inflicted pain has its source in our determination to measure ourselves against other people, evaluating how much better or worse we are in comparison to them. Friends, family, colleagues, neighbours—no one escapes the […]

Practicing Resurrection


It is Easter Monday and only two weeks have cycled since my mother passed away. It’s interesting how time can hang motionless and unwavering with one breath while, just as easily, it can slip through your fingers like so many grains of sand. These days I find myself stretched between both phenomena. I am both […]

When the Fertility Fairy Goes MIA


“Are you going to have more kids?” I look at my only child, playing and grinning from ear to ear. God, I love him. I feel a stab in my heart as disappointment and grief flood in. I don’t want him to be alone in life. But his dad and I have been trying for […]

Seeking Our True Image


“Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?” In Walt Disney’s animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the evil Queen (AKA She Who Contributes to Giving Stepmothers a Bad Rap) takes to a dark chamber on the daily and summons “the Slave in the Magic Mirror” to answer this […]