Growing Up While Dancing

I was born into music. My dad's biggest passion was classical music. He would know every composer, every note, every symphony, he would read books, take notes. He would breath classical music. Every morning we would wake up to some beautiful recording he had started to play immediately after he woke up as the earliest … Continue reading Growing Up While Dancing

Highly Sensitive Person

Are you often times feeling overwhelmed by the amount of information that comes at you? The moods of people, the energy in the room, the sounds, the smells that you know many others do not realize. Are you distressed by crowds, jammed streets and places, clubs, loud music, large parties, contentless smalltalk? Are you aroused, … Continue reading Highly Sensitive Person

Back to the Sky

On January 18th my aunt flew back to her beloved skies. She was my second mother. She has been fighting cancer for the last six years and despite being the bravest warrier, she surrendered. I am greatful she did not suffer too long, She was a stewardess at Turkish Airlines. I learned so much from … Continue reading Back to the Sky

Magic Kitchens, Conditions and Unconditions

I read yet another book recently, called The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz. I read his other books, too. I like him, very inspiring. In this book he is delving into Love, in all forms. Love among humans. Love between men and women and most importantly, love for yourself. He says, simply put, … Continue reading Magic Kitchens, Conditions and Unconditions

A Good Decade

I have been following Leo Babauta´s blog for a while now, it is called Zen Habits. He writes about spirituality and personal growth mostly. It is being a great friend to me. His last blog is about his reflections on his personal past decade, as well as his insights and learnings from it, which inspired … Continue reading A Good Decade

Self Compassion

If you are like me, you also lack self-compassion. It means you do not love yourself enough and accept yourself the way you are. Probably you are also a perfectionist which goes hand in hand. Ironically, you can be a very compassionate person to others. You can feel their pain as well as pleasure, have … Continue reading Self Compassion

Life Is Not a Laughing Matter

Nazim Hikmet is one my most favorite Turkish poets (the other is Orhan Veli).I can write so much about him. But I don't want to.I want his poem to fill in all the space. So few lines with so much content... Life is not a laughing matter you must live with great seriousnesslike a squirrel, … Continue reading Life Is Not a Laughing Matter