Stepping Back, to Step Forward.

from Sue Dreamwalker

Dreamwalker's Sanctuary

Taking a step back often feels like you have somehow failed, but in not stepping back I would be failing myself.

It’s hard this internal knowing, when you have no words to describe what it is you understand. It’s like you have spent years gathering together the various bits and pieces of a giant jigsaw puzzle in your mind. Each piece comes along at various points in your life and you have to juggle them about to see if they fit.

Then all at once you get one piece that slots into place and all the other pieces which you held suddenly now all fit into place. And yet you are still trying to make sense of what it is you are putting together, because we don’t have a picture box lid to understand just what kind of finished picture we are creating.

I felt the jumble of the…

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When Lost Don’t Panic…7 Simple Tips To Find Yourself When Lost.

from acookingpotandtwistedtales

a cooking pot and twisted tales

Marking, Path, Direction

When lost don’t panic,

just leave little marks of hope on your path

and

they will lead you home.

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Jacqueline

There are times that we feel overwhelmingly lost, but this doesn’t mean that your life is doomed. It spells a transition and transformation. The key is not to get stuck in your current rut, but to tap into your hopeful and creative power to redirect your steps back to the life and you that you love.

Apply these 7 simple tips as often as you need to help yourself out of that state.

1. Listen. 

With the frenetic lifestyle that we live and the persistent mind chatter, it’s easy to drown out those signs that speak to us, which is why it’s important to create silence and listen. Life offers us divine messages through various means – songs, billboards, books, nature, the people we meet etc. When we keep…

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WOMEN AND LIKABILITY

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Often inliterary criticism, writers are told that a character isn’t likable, as if a character’s likability is directly proportional to the quality of a novel’s writingRoxane Ga

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I was going through a news archive, of one of my favourite writer, a feminist, a fellow countryman and a woman by gender. I came across one of her recent speech and I thought I should share with my ever interactive friends.

The award winning author and renowned feminist thinker Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gave a speech  at the 2015 Girls Write Now Awards ceremony about the pitfalls and stupidity of pursuing likability.

Well if you don’t know, I live in a world where women are taught from a young age to be inoffensive, loving and working to avoid “stains” but Adichie thinks that wrong and had her heart bare laid bare to the world.

She thinks this attitude and pressure…

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