I recently turned 50 in Lockdown and shared these reflections on my private social media shortly after my birthday. Am… read more
Until a vaccine is made universally available so that all Americans can travel freely around the globe again, allow me to take off my mask to reveal two “truths” (for those who are not already in the know) to my fellow US passport holders about travelling as Americans outside the States: 1) We are not the “darlings” of the world we think we are. 2) We never were.
Strength is overrated. People will wish you strength as one of the “tick the box” condolence statements. They mean well. Don’t worry at all about having to be strong in your loss especially if up till now, you’ve been the strong one that everyone else has leaned on. Feeling like you have to be strong (which we do for others) is futile and self-defeating when all you may be feeling at the moment is numb and depleted.
There’s so much out there that’s already been said on Covid-19 – on all fronts. I started writing this piece a few weeks ago on the silver lining of this war but then became discouraged myself with the oppressiveness of the situation. There is always another view and in this piece, I’ve taken one on unity, communication and empathy…
Now that my bags are unpacked and I’ve resettled into the routine back here in England, I’m finally able to… read more
Grace. When my sister died in early January, one of my closest friends, Maile, wished me grace — which… read more