Video: Following Your Heart


How can you parent from faith rather than fear? Illustration by Sara Chong of


Anila Angin’s “Mother and Child on Following Your Heart” is the kind of conversation I wish more parents had with their children.

Are you living the questions in your life and allowing others to as well?

To enjoy more of Anila’s work, log on to Scribbles for the Soul

Book: The Heart and the Bottle

Ohmygoodness, I love this book.

“The Heart and the Bottle” by Oliver Jeffers is about what some of us do when our heart has been broken. We put it away, in a “safe” place, out of fear of having it broken again. And our experience of the world changes. Sometimes we don’t know how to take it back after we have put it away and have to ask for help…

The heart that is spoken of reminds me of the heart in “The Rose” (by Amanda McBroom):

It’s the heart afraid of breaking/ That never learns to dance

It’s the dream, afraid of waking/ That never takes the chance

It’s the one who won’t be taken/ Who cannot seem to give

And the soul, afraid of dying/ That never learns to live….

Maybe this book can bring some hearts back home for some…

I got this gem at “Woods in the Books“, a whimsical picture bookstore which I adore. It’s also available from the national library (Singapore).

Click here to check if the book is available at your favourite branch of the national library.