Tag Archive | self-awareness

I sprained my ambition ( a poem)


the day the neurosis became a puzzle piece enlightened the driving force fueling that endless thirst for love and acceptance revealed lost its power Do I wish it was still a darkly felted mystery sullen, concealed velvety with desires unfulfilled and so years later the clarity of the single track long ago demolished ambition and […]

Nationalism and Fundamentalism: Two Faces of Fear


Hello readers, Many of us around the world have been closely following the news during and following the terror attacks in and around Paris, France that killed over twenty people, including the majority of the editorial staff of satirical journal Charlie Hebdo, three police officers, and four Jewish civilians, as well as the perpetrators of […]

The Wisdom of Your Body


Hello readers, I am a fan of Deepak Chopra’s writings, and I have been trying to finish reading his book, “What Are You Hungry For?” for some time… On page 230, I found this wonderful passage that I wanted to share with you: “Each of us possesses an inner wisdom that isn’t reflected in our […]

My life of poverty and abundance as a creative person (my story)


  Hello readers, As an artist and creative person, my prime preoccupation has always been freedom.  Freedom to spend the limited time I have on this planet thinking, dreaming, creating art and thoughts about life and art. The freedom to be a creative person can be conceived on different levels.  Each of us has to […]

Emotional Bodies Making Decisions


    Hello readers, Have you ever wondered why it is so hard to heal, to transform the patterns in our lives that cause pain and suffering?  Even people who are aware of the painful patterns and can put a name to the disorders that plagued their families and childhood still struggle.  Years of therapy, […]

Make Way for Introverts!


Hello readers, I have recently noticed a flurry of books about introverts.  (Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain (2012), The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World, by Sophia Dembling (2012), Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength, by Laurie […]

Touch and Go: Contemporary Relationships


  Photograph by Stephen Willats     Hello readers, I work a lot on myself to grow beyond the pain in my life and to let go of negativity.  Believe me, I have experienced many challenges in life, but it is a lot more pleasant to accept the love and energy that life has to […]

Scapegoat: A History of Blaming Others… A Book Review


Hello readers, As personal responsibility and self-awareness are two of my favorite topics to ponder, you can well imagine that I was immediately drawn to British author Charlie Campbell’s 2011 book, “Scapegoat”. This brief history of blaming, shaming, and diminishing other people in order to feel better about one’s own self or group; creating cohesion […]

How Do You Love Your Enemies?


Hello readers, During this past week or so, I have been contemplating the meaning of the commandment / expression: “love your enemies”.  Obviously not meant to be a simple task, nonetheless, there is a lot to think about regarding the meaning of this phrase.  Do you have enemies?  If you live in society with other […]

Heart Is Where Home Is


When I was a little girl, I often felt that I originated from a different planet.  Earth did not feel like my home.  At least the family in which I had landed did not make me feel as if I belonged to them and that they belonged to me.  And so began a life-long quest […]

St. George and the Dragon: Embracing Our Own Inner Demons


I love stories, symbols, and fairy tales. They teach us so much about the hidden parts of our selves.  Yesterday, I was perusing a book called “Slay Your Own Dragons: How Women Can Overcome Self-Sabotage in Love and Work”, by Nancy Good.  The author defines the dragon as an image for negative self-thoughts and negative […]

Why Adam and Eve?


I chose the name of my blog after our Old Testament avatars, the so-called first man and woman, Adam and Eve.  This name “adamevenevenadam” includes a play on words around these names, as I search to make sense of why our societies and cultures around the world so fear and hate the feminine.  My quest, […]