Turning Empathy Inwards

“If someone comes along and shoots an arrow into your heart, it’s fruitless to stand there and yell at the person. It would be much better to turn your attention to the fact that there’s an arrow in your heart…” Pema Chödrön People’s hearts are punctured early. A parent knows when their child is upset straight … More Turning Empathy Inwards

What Comes Together

I met them one scorching day at the Maternal and Child Health Centre. Prepared, I had packed a bottle of expressed milk and did what I could to feel like myself. Lipstick. Brushed hair. Curled beside me in her pram, the strange new appendage of a crimson-faced baby. In the circle of women I sat … More What Comes Together