Tag Archives: childhood

FMM 1 25 19 Scrambled eggs and handkerchiefs

“You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” ~ Brene Brown. I have always admired poetry.  If I were a poet I would choose my words with care, then slice and dice and splice lines together so clean and pretty it would take your breath away.  Those words […]

FMM 4 6 18 Your Discomfort Zone

“Some women fear the fire, Some women simply become it..” r.h.sin. It is not always easy to remember who you were before parents, society, the church, school, changed you.  We who grew up before the ability to capture every moment of every day; before we could broadcast every first smile and each cute pose; before […]

FMM 3 2 18 Join the Dots

“The need for connection and community is primal, as fundamental as the need for air, water, and food.”~ Dean Ornish. It was my good fortune as a child growing up in Jamaica, to have aunts who would send packages at Christmas. Well they would be intended for Christmas, but as to when they arrived, that […]

FMM 12 29 17 Breaking Out

“Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.”~ Edward de Bono. I just awoke from a terrible dream.  I won’t bore you with the details, but it involved having multiple simultaneous responsibilities and no way to accomplish all of them in any meaningful way.  Oh yes, […]

FMM 10 20 17 Exceeding Expectations

“Put your heart, mind and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” ~ Swami Sivananda.  I always wanted to be a nurse.  I had two dress-up outfits as a child. One was a cowgirl outfit. It came with the sheriff’s badge, a waistcoat, skirt and holster with gun.  Oh yes, […]

FMM 6 30 17 My White Life

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”~Joseph Campbell. I learned to ‘roll flour’ (make dumplings) at Beulah School All Age School, in Jamaica.  The girls (no boys) had to help out in the kitchen, taking it in turns to do our part.  The technique wasn’t too strange to me.  I was an […]

FMM 7 1 16 Look both ways!

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”~Theodore Roosevelt. Things and times have changed.  When I was no more than 7 years old, I was entrusted with an awesome responsibility: I had to travel home from school unsupervised.  This was in Manchester, a busy city in England.  Once a […]