Romanian Divine Feminines: Baba Dochia, Sânzianele and Drăgaica

Who was Baba Dochia? The playful bringer of Spring, the wise witch who manipulates the weather, and cheekily blesses us either with warm sunlit skies or sudden flukes of snow, Baba Dochia is a mythical female figure that is celebrated each year in March in Romania. Not she is not the equivalent of Baba Yaga, … More Romanian Divine Feminines: Baba Dochia, Sânzianele and Drăgaica

Reading ‘You were not born to suffer’ by Blake D. Bauer and Reflecting on Self-love and Suffering

I wish I could say I loved this book. Instead as I was cascading down its easy-to-read content, I was thinking most of the time that ‘this is a pretty superficial text’. I must admit the best thing about the book were the list of affirmations that would accompany some chapters and the honesty displayed … More Reading ‘You were not born to suffer’ by Blake D. Bauer and Reflecting on Self-love and Suffering

Reading ‘The Final Gift of the Beloved’ by Barron Steffen & Reflecting on the Loss of Love

It’s easy to say I couldn’t put this book down. It’s harder however to deal with its topic: the sudden loss of a loved one. This is why it took me some time to write about my experience of reading it. The book begins with the dramatic account of how the author, Barron Steffen, found … More Reading ‘The Final Gift of the Beloved’ by Barron Steffen & Reflecting on the Loss of Love