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Facing the digital demons that eat your mind

After a challenging few days of contemplating the digital lint in my navel, my struggle right now is internal but not personal. My internet public persona has begun waking up after a long silence, thanks to the warming flow of words breaking the ice of silence after a particularly harsh winter. She wants to opinionate […]

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Dusha naraspashku, in all sincerity

The way sometimes one thing leads to another and before you know it you’re down a deep dark rabbit hole of discovery is how I stumbled across the Russian phrase dusha naraspashku. Linguist Anna Wierzbicka, considered the world’s foremost expert on the links between language and culture, interprets it as “unbuttoned soul” in English, and […]

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“Hic sunt dracones” on the mind map

At this point, I cannot say how long I will continue to navel gaze whilst searching for the music of my words. I can already sense other thoughts lapping at the edges of my thinking as I write these words focused on exploring changes in my internal navigation system. I find myself hesitating to approach […]

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Shifting gears out of ‘neutral’

How much does being comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty benefit me now, as my roots finally start growing deeper into the earth? ~ Niti Bhan, 21.03.21 When I embraced Schaetti’s concept of liminal space as the constant lived in norm for my life, more than 15 years ago, it felt like the right thing to […]

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Experiencing the magic of Kalevala

Last Saturday, the 13th of March – a dark night of the new moon – I received a copy of Kalevala from a friend of mine who can best be described as an Icelandic poet. This was not a gift; only a loan. A tattered copy published in the 80s – purchased secondhand – this […]

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