28/10/22 Trauma’s Stooge Old Trauma came visiting in the night Gave me quite a fright New Insight took control Gave Trauma quite a fight. Now I know I am stronger than my Trauma even when it visits in the night My Insight gives me control, I’m no longer Trauma’s Stooge.
Joy in the Journey
Let your joy be in your journey - not in some distant goal. Tim Cook In your journey: May you be blessed with joy May your heart be filled with gratitude May Joy sustain your journey as you head for your goal and the product of your goal be your final reward.
Autism: The Spectrum and Functioning Labels
Here is the following blog post of Elliementalist's series on autism. I found her explanation of the labels of high functioning /low functioning VS high support needs /low support needs and her personal experiences quite enlightening. https://wp.me/p7Csso-1Kz
The Garment and Entrapment
This next artwork is part of last year's collection of artworks which I did during working in the course Art of Individuation. I started it in 2017 but finally finished it during the course. This artwork which I made and named “The Garment” is not to be worn, but rather, symbolically to be taken off. … Continue reading The Garment and Entrapment
My Art of 2021 Butterfly Wings: Freedom
I want to clear up a possible misunderstanding: I did not run this course, Art of Individuation, I attended it. Although I have run art workshops in the past this was a course run by South Africans which was attended worldwide. It was an intense and in-depth course which covered a Jungian aspect called "individuation." … Continue reading My Art of 2021 Butterfly Wings: Freedom
A Belated Update: I am officially living in Scotland since 8th September.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_NeiRdJsk4 Here are some photos of my transition from living at Rondervlei Nature Reserve in South Africa while recuperating to living in Lilliesleaf, Scotland, my new home for now. Background information. Originally Derek and I were set to both moved to Scotland on the 8th of August but due to an ankle injury I had … Continue reading A Belated Update: I am officially living in Scotland since 8th September.
Let’s Talk About Autism
I would like to share my daughter's blog post about autism in support of her and others who have had similar experiences. In sharing, my aim is to spread awareness about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) so that the general public gain a greater understanding. Understanding creates more empathy and in the long run potential for … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Autism
How am I doing?
I hope you are well. You might be wondering how I am doing, so I will tell you. I am so over this air-boot thing that I have to wear for my ankle! I can't wait for next Monday. Counting the days. Not that I won't still wear it but that is when I start … Continue reading How am I doing?
Update on my Mother
Recently my mother found out that the pain in her ankle that she has been dealing with for 30 years (!!) is actually very serious and if she didn’t have an operation soon her ligament might be worn through and she would lose the ability to use it. However the good news is that the … Continue reading Update on my Mother
Affirming who? Ourselves: Are you crazy?
Yes, I mean affirming yourself; affirming myself. I think a lot of us know about affirmations but don’t really apply this idea because deep down many of us don’t feel our worth or adequate or good enough. It's as if we feel we don't deserve to be affirmed. Many of us suffer from a fear … Continue reading Affirming who? Ourselves: Are you crazy?