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Love is…

Only in loving yourself can you take the surplus and radiate it outwards. Even a little loves goes a long way. And it starts with you. It is a continual journey, it is life itself. Joy shared is doubled. Burdens shared, halved. Ego is a double edged sword – it does, to my mind, all […]

Stubborn Hearts

Tenacity in and of itself is considered a worthwhile quality. Alongside perseverance and persistence. When 90% is telling you that it’s impossible but the remaining 10% is your own doubts, smothered in an inexorable super power – that which we call hope. What sets all of that apart for me, is whether or not you […]

The Ocean

"I feel ambivalent. Quasi-happy. Like I'm coasting through the deceptively calm ocean, waiting for the next storm. Not entirely afraid, although maybe I should be. Anxious. Anticipating something exciting, but darker than the waters I am used to. I am the storm. I could bring the wind, the rain. Whip everything into a frenzy and […]

Why do we dream?

Why do we dream? Our moment should be when we are in full command of our consciousness so that the metaphorical bubble cannot burst when we are not yet ready to inhale the harsh air that is reality. Surreal … In our dreams we can be anything. Face any fears. Or be unwitting bystanders to […]

The Good Parent. 

Plenty of us are parents.  Married parents, single parents, divorced parents, young parents, late in life parents, widowed parents, accidental parents, blended family parents with stepchildren, step-parents, step cats and step dogs. In my book, there are only good parents and there are bad ones.  It’s just that black and white.  Good parents are not […]

Writers Block

Writers Block

So, it’s kind of in the title. I have always loved to write. Fiction, non-fiction, songs and poems. I was one of those girls who kept a diary. Then I turned into an adult. Now writing is something I have to consciously make time for. And the fact of the matter is, I don’t do […]

A life without pain

Originally posted on Cristian Mihai:
The last two weeks have been terrible. My right ear began to hurt. Then the right side of my jaw. And painkillers wouldn’t do much good. I struggled. Pain followed me everywhere, prevented me from sleeping, prevented me from properly hearing my own thoughts. I went to see a doctor.…