When Your Soul Craves Distraction

When Your Soul Craves Distraction (FMF: Distraction)

// “Ooooo, pretty. So shiny. Can you see the pretty lights?”

The candlelight danced on the ceiling of our small kitchen, while two unsuspecting little ones pointed and quietly ate their supper.


But not just any spaghetti… spaghetti cooked with vegetables in the sauce. I nervously waited for cries of protest, but nobody noticed. Nope. They just ate, bite after bite, all while admiring the flames and the pretty light show around the room. What a lovely distraction. Read more

Embracing your NOW in all its Forms and Flaws (FMF: Now)

They say that “If you don’t like the weather in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, just wait five minutes.” It’s so true. Living on the coast means that the weather can change without warning, hour by hour, minute by minute. You never really know what you’re gonna get.

Does that sound familiar? If you’re anything like me, perhaps your days are feeling a little bit like Jbay weather right now. Lockdown, quarantine, self-isolating, whatever you call it, is an incredible pressure cooker. It turns up the heat and exposes everything that is really going on under the surface.

If you were to ask me randomly throughout the day, “So, Shauna, how are you doing now?” my answers would probably sound a little like this…. Read more