I’m Helping my Children Celebrate Their Covid-19 Anxieties Away

Photo by Mi-Pham on Unsplash News of a second lockdown and tighter restrictions increased my children’s Covid-19 induced anxiety, requiring parenting creativity in how we eased them into isolation. With trembling lips, our 5-year-old put down his dinner spoon, stared teary eyed at his dad and said: “I don’t understand why there is no more school. There was … Continue reading I’m Helping my Children Celebrate Their Covid-19 Anxieties Away

President Donald Trump Might Have Won The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

Were his personal life a reflection of peace Photo by John Cameron on Unsplash President Trump received three nominations for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded to the United Nations’ World Food Programme today. Trump was nominated by the Norwegian politician Christian Tybring-Gjedde for his peace efforts between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. The two states … Continue reading President Donald Trump Might Have Won The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

What Is The Coronavirus ‘Liminal Phase’?

And Three Tips to Help you Reinvent and Survive Photo by James Pond on Unsplash Covid-19 destabilized existing socio-economic structures and disrupted our existence. With the systems that supported many lifestyles decimated, your life goals may have changed, moved, or disappeared altogether. Being unable to plan your future with certainty may leave you restless, feeling as … Continue reading What Is The Coronavirus ‘Liminal Phase’?

What Is The Covid-19 ‘Liminal Phase’?

And Three tips to help you reinvent and Survive Photo by James Pond on Unsplash Covid-19 destabilized existing socio-economic structures and disrupted our existence. With systems the that supported many lifestyles decimated, your life goals may have changed, moved, or disappeared altogether. Being unable to plan your future with certainty may leave you restless, feeling as … Continue reading What Is The Covid-19 ‘Liminal Phase’?

Victims of Racial Profiling are in Fight or Flight Mode in Public Spaces, And It’s Exhausting

A Racist incident at Meijer, and how personal identity is helping the victim overcome traumaPhoto by Rostyslav Savchyn on Unsplash‘The injustice that is racial profiling leaves the victim feeling unsafe and vulnerable,’ I thought, recalling my friend Lankeu’s recount of fear, helplessness, and the urge to run, although he knew he was innocent. Entranced by the intensity … Continue reading Victims of Racial Profiling are in Fight or Flight Mode in Public Spaces, And It’s Exhausting

He was forty, I was nine

Confined, we grew closer; a quarantine chroniclePhoto by Brett Jordan on UnsplashStaring,Yesterdays blend into ‘morrowsUncertain, in the shadowsHe was forty, I was nineWe both filled our teacupsWith chocolates, and wineVacant,Dinner table, and memoriesWish for vibrancy, drowned in caloriesHe was forty, I was nineWe cranked up the musicA jig, to dreams enshrinedVideo games,Controlled, in controlOf the moment, … Continue reading He was forty, I was nine

I’m Helping my Children Celebrate Their Covid-19 Anxieties Away

I’m Helping my Children Celebrate Their Covid-19 Anxieties AwayChildren have a life too, and their mental health mattersPhoto by Solen Feyissa on UnsplashNews of Melbourne’s second lock-down increased my children’s Covid-19 induced anxiety, requiring parenting creativity in how we dealt with it. With trembling lips, our 5-year-old put down his dinner spoon, stared teary eyed at … Continue reading I’m Helping my Children Celebrate Their Covid-19 Anxieties Away