Step out of the old:   
   How to break debilitating habits



 

 

                                                                         


                



                 

                 MOTHERING YOURSELF

 

A while back MENTO magazine dedicated an entire issue to the spirit of spring. 

Our stories spoke of renewal and fresh starts. Our contributors told tales of their moments of clarity, that didn’t all come about at the point of change. For some the journey was long and bumpy toward the clearing. 

We decided to take a look back at a few of those tales that were memorable enough for us to wonder - ‘...and then ... what happened...?´  

So ... as a follow up to our last issue on change here are some of their reports about the calm after the storm.

THE CALM AFTER THE STORM OF CHANGE: The period of acceptance that follows

   ONCE UPON 
A 
TIME
...not the expected ending

Once upon a time, I thought that man would see woman, man click with woman's energy, man would make effort to get woman (no matter where she resided) and then man and woman would pursue the dream of happily ever after. But that I have come to realise is an insular fairy tale we island women have bought into. The type of dream that love stories and Harlequin sell; the type we all want but seemingly will never attain outside of a small society.

 

The world seems to have changed. Back in the day when romance movies were being fashioned, there was not this great need for exploration - people stuck to what they knew and the bird in the hand ... now that a guy from Iceland can hop on a plane and meet a girl from the Islands who lives in England, in 45 minutes; or a group of off-duty policemen from Amsterdam can pick up 6 girls who boast varying Northern European residencies, it no longer becomes a novelty or a must do to pursue ... this, in their estimation will happen again ... soon ... it's not worth more effort than the buying of a drink; better work on the idea of more [where that came from] ... the two in the bush.


Therefore in the eyes of a man of the world these days, we are dime a dozen girls. Such was the reality of my gal’s weekend in the Netherlands recently. Having met a bright eyed Icelandic pilot on a dinner cruise whilst doing ‘Sex And The City’ Caribbean style, I thought I was on to a good thing. But I was slowly brought back to ‘and this is how it is fi real’, when things didn’t follow the plans in my head.

PAGES FROM A DIARY: A SIMPLE SILLY MAN

SINGLE AGAIN WITH TWO IN TOW

        ACKEE INTERATIVE LA ESCUELA DE IDIOMAS (BIBAO)

is giving mothers some ME TIME!

Come do some creative FELTING IN ENGLISH OR IN SPANISH (for two hour for four Saturdays). Bring your kids, we will take them off your hands and give them creative things to do as well. See video below.