Momentary Embers

It’s true when they say you’ll never see it coming, But even if you could, you would never be able to brace yourself For the full force with which the gusts of this perfect storm will hit you. And herein lies one of life’s most beautiful ironies You can spend years waiting for this feeling you…

One Breath at a Time

Whenever you find yourself anxious or stressed about something you need to do in the future, practice taking things one day at a time, one hour at a time, one moment at a time, one BREATH at a time. Things always have a way of working themselves out when you do this. And if ever…

3 Steps to Help You Get Through Your Quarter-Life Crisis

It can be quite torturous to transition from adolescence to adulthood. When the time comes, like an unwilling snake shedding its skin, we find ourselves forced to shed the aura of invincibility we wore during the carefree period of our teens/early twenties as we enter the adult world of uncertainty, self-doubt and endless responsibilities. When I…

A Drowned Hope-The Plight of Europe’s Refugees

We live in a small world where budget airlines and satellite television have helped turn our world into a global village. However to many of us, the daily explosions that rock Syria and Iraq might as well be taking place on a far-away planet. We know the horrors of every-day life in Syria are but…

An Ode to Dakar- Africa’s Best Kept Secret

  When I learned that I would be coming to Dakar for a six-month internship, I expected to land in a dry city with a harsh desert climate and endure a miserable time. Now well into the third year of my stay, I am fascinated by the many ways this city continues to captivate me. Looking…

Clarity

On the edge of a thousand cliffs Staring down at the depths, At the crests of a thousand waves. Is it fear, indifference or hope, That reigns in the moment? Feet frozen, heart pounding, thoughts racing. Clarity

Wake Me UP

Wake me up, …But not quite yet. This strange dream overwhelms my conscience and I’m Drifting, slipping, sliding, Stirred along by calming qualms, pulled along by striking contradictions As I struggle to see past the clear fog. Break. But only until the silence crushes my ear drums, Drums beating to a solemn tune … somewhat subdued yet ringing…

Dance Till It Feels OK

Dance in the embrace of the moonlit night, to the tune of the twilight’s promises and dreams. Spin to the rhythm of the ocean’s heavy tides knowing that nothing is ever what it seems Fade into all the harmonies that greet the rising dawn, Fall into the hope of the new day that is born.