THE LIST or How my daughter really sees me

I had to share this list. I was just cleaning up messy corners in my house (as one does when one has nothing better to do) and that’s where I found this treasure of a list. My now 11yr old daughter must have written it 1-2 years back as I am not running the cafe anymore, but man, it had me chuckling. It is a list about me, Continue reading “THE LIST or How my daughter really sees me”


Mother’s Garden – Mixed Media Project

I made this collage/mixed media painting for my mother a few years back. She is a garden freak and loves flowers, and besides our rather tough Mother-daughter story, I have much love for her.  Continue reading “Mother’s Garden – Mixed Media Project”

Parable: The Face of Love

I overheard this conversation accidentally and since then I wasn’t the same anymore.

Maybe it wasn’t an accident after all, being at that hour in that garden.

I once walked in a spring garden, in the early morning hours, when the day is yet gray, hazy and undecided. The dew had wet my bare feet and hem, and even the birds were still too sleepy to greet me when I heard whispering. Continue reading “Parable: The Face of Love”

My Daughter’s Voice & Wings

So what is our legacy as mothers? What is the lesson that I learned after being a Mom for over 11 years?

A while back I was part of a class outing with the kids and all parents and we walked through Continue reading “My Daughter’s Voice & Wings”

Pastel Crayons on Canvas: War, Love and Devotion (poem)

The others have left and went home. 

The trenches are empty, and with bleeding wounds and a parched throat, I see only smoke. And a woman.   Continue reading “Pastel Crayons on Canvas: War, Love and Devotion (poem)”

Acrylic Painting: Love has Wings

Acrylic painting 60 x40cm

Love has wings

And when all others fail me

she is the one who stays

who holds my hand,

who counts my tears,

and paints with them. Continue reading “Acrylic Painting: Love has Wings”

How to Grow a Heart after Heartbreak


Oh Oh Oh. That pain? Oh my. Heartbreak is a tough place, a tough time. Many of us know it, and some took longer to recover, others shorter. There’s no rule to how one feels after a separation and how long it takes to heal and be able to move on.

But the one rule I did come across was Continue reading “How to Grow a Heart after Heartbreak”

7 Soulmate Myths busted: Relationships under the Microscope

Myth #1: Everyone has one Soul mate, and if you can’t find him/her you’re doomed in the ‘true love’ department  Hmmm, first of all, what’s a soul mate, then secondly, why only one? Who decided that?

The common belief of the twin flame, Continue reading “7 Soulmate Myths busted: Relationships under the Microscope”

Having Trouble with Family? 3 Family Myths Busted!


Myth #1: Family comes first. Family is Everything.

Have you heard of the term Blood runs thicker than water? It means that, in general, family counts more than friends. It’s more important than anyone else. Which I find is an odd way to define affection, affinity and love. Who made that rule?

Love is love, and whoever you feel connected to, whomever you love is part of your family. There shouldn’t be a scale of who deserves our love more than others. Or who should love us the most? Yet, we do have that scale.

Don’t we all believe that our parents should love us, no matter what, and of course, more than all the people in the world?  Continue reading “Having Trouble with Family? 3 Family Myths Busted!”