Nothing is constant. Definitely not your energy levels. Let it drop, it will rise again and you with it. Light and darkness comes and goes, during the day and during the year. Our world is cyclic, growth and decline are equally necessary. Don’t confuse rest for stagnation. It is potent, it’s moulting blackness deeply

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My mother baked all our bread when I was a child. She made cookies that were small works of art, and twirled cinnamon buns like nobody’s business. She embroidered Christmas tablecloths, made pancakes for all the kids in the neighbourhood and served homemade strawberry jam to go with it. She sewed the pants we wore

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  My second business launch didn’t go according to plans. And I had a lot planned. Good stuff: sessions, workshops, webshop, it was all coming together that February a few years ago. Premises booked, schedules set, posters illustrated, clients on a waiting list. After more than six months of preparation, writing and hustling, it was

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Your racist words are everywhere right now, in the news, on social media, in the political debate. And I hear all these other voices expressing their disgust with you and what you represent. Behind the disgust (often expressed as irony and sarcasm) I hear a mantra being repeated: I’m not like you. I would never

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