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My Book as a Cocktail

My Book as a Cocktail

My journal, started on the night of 30 December 1995, was supposed to become a book 25 years ago.
It was powerful, meaningful, and addressed a topic not spoken about then.
It was raw and revealing.
Authentic and vulnerable.
But it drifted.
I drifted.
And after writing for eleven long years, it started dying.
On paper
And inside of me.
In 2009 I entered a competition and was not even given feedback.
The story died.

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Hugging – Yes or No?

Hugging – Yes or No?

    Why do you hug?   What is the meaning or intent behind a hug? Do you hug as a greeting? Is it a sign of affection or love? Are hugs an expression of friendship, or of consolation and comfort? Some people may hug just because it feels good....

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Pick Yourself Up and Forgive Yourself

Pick Yourself Up and Forgive Yourself

My colleague always says to me before going on a holiday adventure “Don’t come back broken”. I have a reputation for having accidents or falling over when I travel and my trip to Abisco in Sweden was no exception. Dog mushing along a frozen lake, the route smooth and...

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The Blue Babushka

The Blue Babushka

Nesting Yurts - purchased in Kyrgyzstan – Similar to the Nesting Russian Dolls The Blue Babushka By Lois Wagner 7 February 1997 Life is like a Victorian Mystery Box, A Russian Doll In searching for meaning and looking for soul You open the lid to find another inside...

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Forgiveness is the Best Medicine

Forgiveness is the Best Medicine

Photo by Lois Wagner of the Killing Tree in Cambodia. Visitors leave friendship bracelets in memory of the children killed there Your situation is unique and I am not in a position to tell you whether or not you should forgive your transgressor. I do not know your...

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Extrovert or Introvert

Extrovert or Introvert

    Let my Light Shine (First baby steps to a huge dream) Written in June 2014 and never published     Extrovert or introvert   Dozens of personality profiles, psychometric tests and analyses by “experts” have identified me as an...

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