The upheaval in your life circumstances may unleash a wellspring of emotions, making it difficult to think clearly. You are faced with many hard decisions at a time when your judgment is likely to be clouded. Getting help to sort out the emotions is absolutely necessary.
Language is a bedrock of who we are. We identify with a culture through it, and we expose our personalities through it. It's how we learn and communicate. While most of us don't have the chance to start out in life with two languages, we don't have a choice of the one we are born into. We can choose to learn another one, or several. It opens windows to the world, bringing awareness of other worlds.
Can we create a recipe that both nurtures us as women and encourages our public protests? A part of me is literally buoyant with the idea that I can be effective in causing enough commotion to make a political difference, but it doesn’t have to be viewed only as protest. I can be the storm in my unique way and so can you.
“No room at the inn” is the well-known seasonal phrase that has been rattling around in my head this week. As I addressed Christmas cards the other night I watched a movie about the Nativity. This time however, something struck me differently. I stopped to consider the meaning of being turned away from safety and security.
In a perfect world, the holidays offer the best of times filled with warmth and companionship. We luxuriate in the love of those who mean everything to us. When a loss occurs, not only are celebratory patterns threatened, but suddenly it becomes painful to negotiate a regular day.