While packing, I texted her and asked her if there was anything I could do to make everyone more comfortable with my new changes, since this would be my first visit to her post-hijab. I held my breath, not sure what to expect.
first of all, thank you. most people who say this have a positive intention. they don’t like to see loved ones in pain and their words are meant to be comforting. i know the feeling all too well.
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Words and books have always been a strong gravity in my life, lifting me along and creating secret worlds, strength, and wisdom that can only be found between covers. Recently, I was immersed in a book on a train and stumbled across two sentences that in an instant caught my breath. As the car throttled … Continue reading Swimming Upstream
Two years ago, I was attending a workshop for play therapy when a profound statement reached my ears: “What you give as a therapist is what you always needed.” It struck me on different levels and in all of my different roles- therapist, sibling, daughter, friend, and human. I thought about my “style” or “theory” … Continue reading What you give is also what you need
“She died a famous woman denying her wounds denying her wounds came from the same source of her power.” Adrienne Rich, “Power” Adrienne so beautifully writes about Marie Curie, how the work she pioneered in radiology ultimately led to her demise. This line has become a source of inspiration for me, one … Continue reading “Her wounds came from the same source of her power.” – Adrienne Rich