Artwork: Cathy Wilkes

Good morning beautiful people,

I hope that you are safe and healthy, wherever you are in the world.

Throughout the week I think about what I will share in this newsletter and when it comes to writing it, I seem to forget my plan and always abide to the last minute rule. I write about what is present there and then, and right now, I have a baby who doesn’t want to sleep, a lot on my to do list, birds singing mildly outside my window and the sun is setting. Just like everything else, this will all change eventually, perfection in my imperfections more than ever my mantra because it is hard to juggle work, pleasure, and family.

Speaking about mixing those different worlds, today on Beyond Norms, I got to interview my perfectly imperfect sister in law, Carolyn Drake Kandiyoti. Carolyn is a partner in a wonderful art gallery, is an amazing mother, wife, and friend. She wears all those hats throughout the day and I watch her flow with grace, wondering how she does it all. So Carolyn shares with us her wisdom and love for art.

On this note, I will invite you to take a deep inhale, feeling your feet on the ground and your sit-bones on the chair your might be sitting on. Now, how about breathing our anything and everything you no longer need.

In case any you want to help me make my life more manageable, I am looking for help. Until then, pls don’t hesitate to reach out, and share your thoughts.

With love and deep respect,

Vanessa

Keep Reading

You might also like

The Power of our Thoughts

The Power of our Thoughts

Good morning beautiful people, I hope that you are safe and healthy, wherever you are in the world. As we embark on this new year, why not question the validity of our thoughts. Did you ever take the time to write down a list of your top ten recurring thoughts? Are they about yourself? Others? The world? Can you absolutely be sure that they are true? As author and spiritual teacher Byron Katie says about it in The Work: 

Owning It

Owning It

Artwork: Etel Adnan Good morning beautiful people, I hope that you are safe and healthy, wherever you are in the world. One week till Christmas and sadly it looks like in some parts of the world, we are reverting back to stricter Covid rules. May I dare say the never...

The Story with Change

The Story with Change

Good morning beautiful people, I hope that you are safe and healthy, wherever you are in the world. Today, I would like to talk about change, an interesting topic in a time of pandemic. Some say change is inevitable; the only constant in the world; bound to happen. Others say that change is an internal affair; that it happens when we change the way we look at things, then the things we look at finally change.

The Power of Love

The Power of Love

Good morning beautiful people, I hope that you are safe and healthy, looking after your mind and body, wherever you are in the world. I have been absent for a few weeks, and what has consistently been coming up, is how to turn fear into love. Sounds a little cliche, but nothing equates neutralising the stories we tell ourselves. I am talking about the stories we buy into that cause us harm (and likely hurt others too). It doesn’t mean letting go of our boundaries, but it means getting closer to what we truly need.

Sign up for your weekly

meditation and newsletter.

You have Successfully Subscribed!