In a small corner of the universe, a young woman’s life would be forever altered by prophesied events. And she couldn’t have predicted any of them… Predestined Prologue An unbound emotion burst through my chest as I stared at the little photograph in my hand. Like a spinning compass, I couldn’t quite figure out where … Continue reading “A Cosmic Chance” – First Three Chapters
In an episode of How I Met Your Mother, hilariously titled, "The Naked Man", Marshall is laughed out of the pub booth for saying that the only reason people should have sex is because they're in love. As a result of this statement, the gang find 50 colourful reasons why people have sex. For example, make-up sex, break-up sex, revenge sex, nothing good on TV sex, rebound sex and so on. And as relatable as all of those reasons are, I can only affiliate with Marshall's. But I guess, that is just one problem with being a demisexual.
You're stuck in a perennial state of inner-reflection - wondering about the future, thinking about the past, imagining conversations you dream of having, with people you wished you could talk to - whilst all the while completely shutting out the potential of making it into a tangible reality. Perhaps, it's safer in your own little … Continue reading 9 Survival Tips on the Island of Loneliness
Ever wondered if your endlessly curious attitude was a gift or a curse? What about your irrepressible desire for "me" time - is that a good or a bad thing? Well, whilst there might not be a definitive answer to those questions, what can be said is that if you do possess traits such as … Continue reading 9 Intriguing Traits of a Creative Genius
In 2020, the clichés have been soaking up the atmosphere between people's 2m distance. Stay Safe. Take care. Be strong. But, in a world where there's no real time to facilitate these practices, how do you know what to do? What's the best action to take, when you have no lucidity in their meaning? Especially … Continue reading Being “Strong” and What it Really Means
The heat is on. The clock is ticking. The fine lines are setting in and the hips have taken shape. All the biological signs are pointing towards having a baby. And yet, all the psychological ones can't help but want to pursue anything but. By 2021, I'll have been single (and celibate) for 5 … Continue reading The Single Debate: Are You a Better Version of Yourself When You’re Alone..?
Every day is filled with challenges. Some of these requiring a far more Herculean effort than others. And although it may not seem like it, even the luckiest of us cannot escape these trials and tribulations. The world isn't in possession of a justice system on how these challenges are handed out either. So if … Continue reading 9 Hard-Hitting Philosophical Quotes That Remind Us To Never Give Up on Living
Nothing is more scary than experiencing a world which, on the surface, remains identical to the last, and yet, at its core, you know that everything about it has been changed forever. No one else knows what's happened, though. To the passers by and random others, it's just the same old town doing its same … Continue reading Coping with Life After Loss
Satori (悟り) is a Japanese Buddhist term for "understanding". In the Zen Buddhist tradition, Satori refers to the experience of Kenshō, a term used to explain "seeing into one's true nature." (Ken = "seeing," and shō = "nature" or "essence.") Thus, both Satori and Kenshō are commonly translated as part of enlightenment. Society is a … Continue reading The Zen Buddhist Tradition That Shows Us Why We Need to Look Back to Move Forward
Whether they are ancient proverbs or modern-day idioms, these poignant brevities speak a timeless language. Guaranteed, you will have experienced at least one of the emotions elicited from their succinct guidance, so why not put a name to them? Find the wisdom you seek from these 6 Japanese concepts about life, love and the universe. … Continue reading 6 Japanese Concepts About Life, Love and the Universe