Aug 10, 2017 8:00 am
It was 7am on Saturday. The hot summer sun had just begun its slow trek through the shimmering sky. Immaculate snow white clouds changed in beautiful shapes above the edge of the turquoise sea.
This morning I organised the first “Walk,...
Jul 13, 2017 8:00 am
I conducted two wellness workshops for cancer patients and survivors right in the window of three weeks between my chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Many people back then were puzzled, asking me why I was doing it when I was in such a...
Jun 29, 2017 8:00 am
On June 18, Father’s Day, for the first time in many years, I took out one of the few surviving photographs of my father and me.
This faded piece of paper magically transported me back in time, to 45 years ago on the shores of Lake Baikal,...
Jun 15, 2017 8:00 am
Never give up
Before I left Moscow many years ago, my friend gave me a special and symbolic gift: a green frog made of jade. I loved it instantly and, as I rubbed its smooth surface between my hands, she quietly murmured a mysterious...
Jun 8, 2017 8:00 am
“Dear Vera, you are my first and only love. I was looking for you my entire life! I had been searching for you in many cities and countries, and yet to my surprise, I met you ten years ago in the elevator of my building. My life changed at this...
Jun 1, 2017 8:00 am
When I think of time I imagine it as a river. A river of my life.
It could flow quietly and smoothly and I would remain calm in the cozy, stagnant harbour of everyday life and hesitate to step in. Days pass by, measured and mundane, and...
May 11, 2017 8:00 am
I grew up living on stunning and unique Lake Baikal in Siberia, surrounded by magnificent mountains and wild, boundless taiga.
Baikal is the deepest and most ancient lake on the planet, holding one-fifth of the world’s fresh water. In the...
Apr 27, 2017 8:00 am
This is a very special photo for me. It was taken last July at Horseshoe Bay.
That Saturday began quietly. It was one of those rare, gloomy, summer days in Bermuda. The entire sky was covered with a low, grey curtain. The sun was hidden...
Apr 13, 2017 8:00 am
Flattened, crushed, torn to pieces! I sobbed to myself. I had turned 40, and the hard hand of time caught up with me. At night I cried, “I do not want to grow old!”
I accidentally found these lines a few days ago in my files.
Mar 16, 2017 8:00 am
Early on a glorious morning in Miami, the soft sun shone on the beach. Loose branches of palm trees swayed in the wind and waves rhythmically crashed against the sand. I was standing barefoot in a circle of people, excited and fascinated to try...
Jan 27, 2017 8:00 am
After describing the brutal moment her cancer was diagnosed, in part two of this week’s column Nina London addresses dealing with the subsequent treatment and the need for support. Both are extracts from her upcoming book Find your Light...
Jan 12, 2017 8:00 am
Into the fireplace went my 2016 calendar with all its inked-in appointments and reminders. The new year is the perfect time to start all over with a new and clean agenda. For myself, and many other people, the first day of the year is a starting...
Dec 22, 2016 8:00 am
For me, the Christmas spirit begins with the wonderful moment when we bring the Christmas tree to the house. This green forest beauty, fragrant and still alive, is a beloved guest in our home. It soon transforms into a respected fairy queen,...
Dec 1, 2016 8:00 am
It is 6am, a warm July morning. I awake and hear the gentle, guttural sounds of the doves who have built their nest on the roof. I listen to the calm and rhythmic dance of the waves.
I reach for my computer, and pull my hand from it like it...
Nov 17, 2016 8:00 am
Long ago in an ancient city lived a Master, surrounded by his disciples. The most talented of them once wondered: “Is there any question that our Master cannot answer?”
He went to the blossoming meadow, caught the most beautiful butterfly,...
Nov 3, 2016 8:00 am
Relentless Hurricane Nicole ran into a beautiful and flourishing Bermuda rapidly and unexpectedly.
It was some kind of unfathomable mystery of nature. Why, from all the vast expanse of the ocean, did this hurricane pick as its target our...
Oct 27, 2016 8:00 am
When people ask me why I decided to change my life drastically and emigrate, I answer, “I dreamt of trying oysters”.
Bright, Sunday morning sun breaks through the window painted with frost curlicues. My mom cautiously wakes me up at 7am.
Oct 20, 2016 8:00 am
The most amazing, incredible and unexpected thing that happened to me when I turned 50 was that I began to fulfil my dreams. I suddenly realised that my time is not infinite. If it’s not now that I do, feel, try and taste something new, then...
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