Thank you for joining me here for the beautiful stories and photos of our expat stay in Accra Ghana – Lauren Simpson

“I hope you will go out and let stories, that is life, happen to you, and that you will work with these stories….water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.” – Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Artists beautifying the streets of Accra, Ghana one vibrant mural at a time!

I stand on the narrow ledge of pavement and I’m highly aware of the loud late afternoon traffic with trotro’s (mini bus taxis) and cars hurtling past, all a little too close for comfort. I run my hands along these pieces of warped metal and looking up, try to take in this colourful piece in…

On Hope and Life – reflections six years on from a cancer diagnosis

Last year at a time when I was feeling a little anxious, I had a beautiful series of synchronicities that somehow made me feel like I am on the right path and they gave me some reassurance and renewed hope at a time when I needed them. Synchroncity is a concept that analytical psychologist Carl Jung introduced. He suggested that events are “meaningful coincidences” if they occur with no causal relationship yet seem to be meaningfully related.

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