Masculinity or Mother?
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Masculinity or Mother?

 I’ve started thinking about a man’s journey into discovering his masculinity. It’s not been something I’ve really thought about before. My thoughts have always been about the female journey into womanhood and the complex relations between mother and daughter. I am, after all  female and growing up in an Asian household, I have always  been … Continue reading

And So I cried.
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And So I cried.

Jenni wrote a piece for The Love & Life Project about the day she received  her Valentine’s Divorce. It was an honest reflection exploring the irony of her divorce. Yesterday, I received an e-mail from Jenni. She had written about the tears she had only just shed. I’m sorry for your tears, my friend but release them and … Continue reading

The Etiquette of fine Arguing.
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The Etiquette of fine Arguing.

I met a lady at a party the other day who was talking to a group of Us about wanting  to end her relationship with her boyfriend because he refused to participate in no-holds-barred arguments; she felt restricted and stifled by it. I delved deep into the depth of my empathy and still found that I couldn’t relate to this at all. I hate arguing … Continue reading

My Valentines Divorce.
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My Valentines Divorce.

‘Jenni’ is a beautiful, inspiring person who has faced every challenge of Life with dignity and strength. Here, she shares her story and thoughts with you: I’ve been thinking about the ironies of life as recently they have been coming up everywhere I look, almost teasing me like a gentle tickle, saying Try Me. Maybe … Continue reading

Beating against a Broken Heart
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Beating against a Broken Heart

Rose is an inspirational person that has always touched the hearts of those around her with her kindness and honesty. Here she shares her story with you: There is never just one reason;  that’s what I’ve learnt.Looking back  there were too many.I am amused when a  stranger, a well meaning colleague, the man you just met, … Continue reading

Friday Magic in the Bubbles we see
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Friday Magic in the Bubbles we see

 Bubbles  transform, swirl, float Their light reflecting a thousand promises You laugh  and jump high breathlessly wanting to catch their magic Delicate creatures floating high above you Dreams softly drifting through space Pop! Tiny drops of water splatter over your flushed face  magic immerses into your skin And you look up to the heavens. Continue reading

Driving home from Christmas
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Driving home from Christmas

Before spending our first Christmas as a family I had wondered how it would feel for my boys, firstly to celebrate a more traditional Christmas, and secondly to meet all of S’s mostly English family. Family has always had Pakistani origins for them and now they were going to meet relations from a different cultural background to theirs. I was … Continue reading

In Praise of the Mundane
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In Praise of the Mundane

I was sitting with my sisters the other day and we had fallen into one of our very usual conversations about ‘threading’. As women of Asian descent it’s something we can feel very passionate and opinionated about. And as we discussed beauticians ruining the shape of eyebrows through quite frankly a lack of feeling, I looked around the room. This conversation … Continue reading

The Voice of Love
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The Voice of Love

It is quite a challenge finding small acts of Love in the day-to-day traffic of Life.I found myself thinking hard about this. I didn’t want to  write about the obvious the unconditional love I felt for my family but I really wanted to focus on acts that I wouldn’t normally notice. I kept mulling this thought over … Continue reading