This week, we take a look back at some of the best of ‘Stroll with Nicole’ over the last three years. Discover five pieces of wisdom on a variety of topics.
1: “There is something beautiful about not yet having, about expecting, about savouring the aroma and not just gobbling the dish without appreciating its subtle flavour…”
Why are we always waiting for something and are we clear on what this thing even is? In this piece reflecting on the period of Advent, Nicole Law explains why the answer may be more complex than we think.
Click here to read ‘The art of waiting well’.
2: “I have learned to see the body in its messiness and brokenness. The imperfections – the visible lines, scars and folds – are marks of created works of art. They are the sign of the humanity of the body – a body that responds and is influenced by both internal and external factors.”
Nicole Law explores the complex and often acrimonious relationship we have with our body, and the rewarding journey of learning to love it, with all its imperfections.
Click here to read ‘Learning to love your body’.
3: “The past is security, what we know, painful perhaps, but experienced. Yet it can become a rope tying us to the shore and impeding us from embarking on the next stage of our life journey.”
Reflecting on the life and work of pop artist Andy Warhol, Nicole Law shows us why it’s sometimes best to cut ties with the past so we can embrace the next stage of our life journey.
Click here to read ‘Andy Warhol and the art of letting go’.
4: “Rather than slip into a homogenisation of society, we must take active steps to retain the pluralism which allows people to voice their opinions freely, albeit with respect and sensitivity to opposing viewpoints.”
Hashtag Hush! Nicole Law looks at the dilemmas posed by the tendency to shame unpopular opinions and how we need to learn to distinguish between views that actively harm marginalised groups and those that merely differ to our own.
Click here to read ‘Hashtag Hush! Cancel culture and the right to free speech’.
5: “It is profoundly liberating to arrive at this point where one does not live shackled by expectations and learns to live truly for himself or herself, but also for others. One lives for good – one’s own and that of others – and not for approbation or applause.”
Are you a people-pleaser? Nicole Law argues we should live for our own good and that of others, which is very different from always trying to please them.
Click here to read ‘The disease of seeking to please’.
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