Just like this

Just like this

Beatriz Braga

Listen to the sound of silence and say goodbye to your old friend sadness. Make the best of your normal and the perfect of your good. Breathe the deepest of that spring scent, dive the crap out of that ocean, read the hell out of that book. You have to be willing to feel happy […]

Heading south

Heading south

Beatriz Braga

Sitting on the dock of the bay, watching the time passing by like a cargo ship heading south, there he was – as always – wishing for something to change. – It’s heading south, he mumbled. – I can only imagine what kind of load it carries. So many different people, so many different stories in the […]

What we’ve got

What we’ve got

Beatriz Braga

If we’ve got a home, if we’ve got shoes. If we’ve got love, if we’ve got schooling. If we’ve got souls, if we’ve got friendship – we’ve got it all! What we have is life. Nina Simone’s anthem to happiness is a beautiful lesson on how to appreciate our true blessings. When we pick ourselves […]

Life on a boat

Life on a boat

Beatriz Braga

Someone told me a smooth sea doesn’t make a skillful sailor. Well, I do not like sailing! The mere thought of it just gives me the shivers. I guess my seasickness comes from the difficult struggle of navigating in a life of challenges. We all should learn how to sail, really. To face the waves […]

Brutally honest

Brutally honest

Beatriz Braga

Where do we set the boundaries between honesty and politeness? How far can we go when speaking the truth? There should be no need to state the obvious. Honesty is the best path to find ourselves, even if our wish is to get lost. “No, I won’t go out with you. I don’t feel like […]

Wildflower fields

Wildflower fields

Beatriz Braga

There is a holy place where you can be who you are, go where you will and share the path of freedom. It is the land of dreams, where nature lives in peace and helps you fly over wildflower fields. This is where magic hides: so close and yet so far away. “Oh, Florence! What a […]

Like a tattoo

Like a tattoo

Beatriz Braga

I had a wise black cat. He was black like the darkest of the nights, wise like the brightest of the days. I had a wise black cat who smiled when I cried and healed my falling tears and broken dreams. He was gentle like a flower, sweet like a Sunday morning, warm like a […]

Language of Love

Language of Love

Beatriz Braga

“What language do words speak? What if words spoke a language?” Wondered Alice as she put her son to bed. “Carry on, mummy. I like this topic.” Sam, her brilliant and sensitive little boy, encouraged her to continue her wandering thoughts. “We are all united by the meaning of words even if we speak different languages.” “But […]

The Lesson

The Lesson

Beatriz Braga

As he parked his car close to Joe’s coffee shop, Phil realized he was running late for his first English class. It was the first after school learning experience and he was a nervous wreck! – Oh boy, what did I get myself into…  He could not help but wonder if his teacher would be […]