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The happy hippy: an idealist in the real world

I wouldn't want to count how many times I have outed myself as a hippy. It's a funny thing because for some people, the word hippy conjures up all sorts of negative connotations, but when I make such proclamations, I see said hippiedom as a badge of honour. To me, it represents a time in the history of western society when people embraced individuality, did not want to conform, did not define themselves by how much stuff they were able to acquire and did not concern themselves with how much stuff other people acquired. It was a time with purpose, where human values served as the foundation for all people to live together in peace and harmony, to love and respect one another.

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Understanding what it’s like to love someone with a disability

I have been wondering lately if a 5-year-old child has played a prank on me and stuck a sign on my back saying 'Human rubbish bin. Dump here'. Either that or it is possible that I am having the longest streak of bad luck ever. I mean, I know I am strong, but one little girl can only take so much or was this one more lesson that I just needed to learn?

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