All posts tagged: self-love

The Fab 40s & Their Fairy Tale Inspirations

Wonder. Awe. Magic. Stories of enchantment and spells.   As you all know, I love to write.  What you may not know is where that love stems from.  And that is the literary diet upon which I was raised.  It fed feeds my soul.  My mother introduced me to wordsmith Enid Blyton from the moment we could read.  And then further augmented the nourishment of my creative side with C S Lewis, Tolkien, Bronte, Eyre, Agatha Christie, you get the general idea.  Over the years, my library has expanded to include murder, crime and fantasy novels but I’ve never once deviated from my original love obsession with the beguiling and captivating world of fairy tales and wonderment and magic. O N C E U P O N A T I M E Those four words. Whenever I see them, read them, my heart does a little flutter. I slip away into my secret place, where castles go high into the sky. Where woods are dark and mysterious, and where the air is rife with enchantment …

Me, Myself & I | Sheela Writes

Me, Myself & I

Why so secretive? Why all that hush hush?   How is it we talk about our deepest emotions?  The state of our relationships?  Share our innermost desires and thoughts and fears, and yet hardly anyone talks about sex?  Or, for that matter, masturbation?  I know, I know, did that come across a little too forcefully? LET’S START WITH THE OBVIOUS, SHALL WE? First, the grass is green, the sky is blue, and people masturbate.  Gleefully and often.  But, for some unfathomable reason, men more so than women.  Could it be that many of us are still thinking, “Someday, my prince will come, and so will I.”  Emmmm.  Question mark.  It doesn’t help that the topic of self-love is still brought up in hushed tones, especially amongst women (shaking my head).  It’s seemingly impossible to engage in a candid discussion about, ahem, flickin’ the bean, even from girlfriends who are quick to talk about explicit escapades. This is due partly to the reality that no one wants to talk about vaginas.  According to socially constructed conceptions …

What About Love | Sheela Writes

What About Love?

Yes, what about love? A heady rush to the head (and loins) Or perhaps a gentle calmness of mind, heart, soul   I doubt there’s anyone who hasn’t heard of Valentine’s Day (alright, with the exception of those who live in areas so rural that one requires a helicopter ride, several days of hiking and food rations to get there). Aside from being a trumped-up marketing tool for the likes of Hallmark and Tiffany’s, this fourteenth day of the second month of the year is, for all intents and purposes, a day to celebrate love in all forms. True, it’s tied-in a lot more with love for one’s significant other rather than anything else but in reality, Valentine’s Day is a day wherein we express gratitude and love for everyone who matters in our lives. Be they spouse, child, brother, sister, father, mother, BFF.  I draw the line at employer, although personally, I am married to mine. Funny how we met. O N L I N E No, not as in Match.  Those sort of …