Philosopher with a passion for justice, equality & true love
"Tell us what is the best fantasy world out there" asked Vocal. "Are they ready for it? Do they really want to know the answer to that? " she mused.
Sending LOVE via Your Vocal Inbox
It's almost here. I can feel it. Now that we have our much anticipated and valued subscription button, I am absolutely certain that the next upgrade from our benevolent caregivers at Vocal Media will be an Inbox. A shiny, sparkly messaging medium that allows us to send short messaged of love, appreciation and encouragement to fellow writers. And I cannot wait!
Brown Paper Box
"It was just there when I woke up. Sitting on the end of my bed." "So someone came in your apartment in the night?" Ryan replied with a look that was somewhere between horror and disgust and a pitch higher than helium.
The undergrowth was growing thicker around me. Twigs and leafs were jammed in my hair. My heels were finding it more difficult to navigate the moss covered rocks underfoot. Okay, maybe this wasn't the smartest of ideas. I'm sure I could have found a path if I had looked for one. I was feeling my positive, adventurous energy drain away as the negative thoughts grew louder and more intrusive. What are you doing here Jane? You've completely lost the plot. What kind of grown woman does this? I suddenly felt my foot slip and my balance dissolved entirely. My hand automatically reached out to find support but instead found itself grasped tightly around a thorny branch that shredded my delicate skin. My ankle twisted under the weight of my body and I found myself on the ground, bleeding from my palm with a searing pain in my right foot.
Death by Chocolate
My family descended from a long line of Cocoa farmers and home-makers. Father worked long, arduous hours in the hot fields, priding himself on how well he cared for the cocoa. He loved each and every plant with his whole heart. which is likely why our trees went on to bear more fruits than any other in the Plantation's history. He taught me that love is the most valuable and precious energy that exists.
Swimming back from the waterfall, I realised that this was the most adventure I had experienced in years. I barely did anything for fun anymore. I used to paint but even that stopped when I was overwhelmed by uni work and life became so busy throughout my twenties. From my internship to the career ladder, maintaining friendships and starting new relationships; there was never time. I thought about how I used to sing and dance around the house just because I felt good, when did that last happen? I pulled my frozen body out of the water and sat for a moment on the moss covered rock. The air was freezing, but I didn't have a towel on this impromptu skinny dip so I needed to dry off a little before redressing.
Reprogramming Adults: A How-To Guide
After years of searching for how to help people to become the best version of themselves, finally I have the answers. And it's both easier and harder than you may think.
Could You Be Sober Curious?
The bar trade was one I grew up within from the impressionable age of 10. Watching adults drink foul smelling liquids until they could no longer walk unaided, speak without slurring words and chain smoking cigarettes until they were sick or passed out were familiar and confusing sights to me.