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Latest Reflections

Holding on to our memories of love

Holding on to our memories of love

Luba Kassova | February 13, 2024

Last weekend Richard and I ended up spending the whole of Saturday afternoon binging on all 13 episodes of the highly positively reviewed “One Day” Netflix series . Richard had been feeling poorly that day, one child had a friend over,...


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The space in between

The space in between

Luba Kassova | January 24, 2024

Have you ever thought about the pause in between breaths? I have been fascinated with this for some time. Focusing on it periodically has been a source of tranquillity for me.   Our world is so tumultuous that it resembles a ship caught up in a...


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What to do when purpose turns toxic

What to do when purpose turns toxic

Luba Kassova | December 07, 2023

When I was younger, I was larger than life. Even losing my mother in my late teens didn’t dampen my gregariousness. In my late twenties, I remember experiencing pure joy on a long weekend spent in Madrid with a university friend. Anyone who has walked...


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We always carry the hope we are craving for. We just need to (re)connect with it.

We always carry the hope we are craving for. We just need to (re)connect with it.

Luba Kassova | November 20, 2023

We couldn’t have asked for a better autumnal evening to close the weekend at my recent yoga retreat. An evening that involved lighting a campfire, sitting around it, sharing prayers, and singing songs together. An evening that was soft, peaceful,...


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We can only feel as much joy as we can feel sorrow

We can only feel as much joy as we can feel sorrow

Luba Kassova | November 09, 2023

We often think that the less sadness we feel, the more joyful we will be. It’s logical, isn’t it? Well, as logical as this sounds, it is not true. Quite the opposite in fact.   One of my most revelatory recent experiences took place on...


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The long journey from our heads to our hearts

The long journey from our heads to our hearts

Luba Kassova | November 02, 2023

One of the pitfalls of my work as a writer, researcher, journalist, and strategist is that it encourages me, perhaps even requires me, to reside in my own head. Lately it has felt that I’ve been in my head for so long that it has started to feel too...


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Honour your truth even if no one is nodding in approval

Honour your truth even if no one is nodding in approval

Luba Kassova | October 26, 2023

Two people looking into each other’s eyes sounds pretty trivial, right? Actually, it is not as easy as you think if you do it for a while. I discovered this at a recent yoga/wellness retreat I attended organised by Breath Body Earth , where the focus...


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Lessons from a yoga retreat for burnt-out minds…

Lessons from a yoga retreat for burnt-out minds…

Luba Kassova | October 20, 2023

When was the last time you attended a gathering with people of all different ages, educational backgrounds, origins, professions, social classes, nationalities and religions, where everyone – and I mean everyone – was interested in you as an...


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We need to talk more about the crushing pressure society places on men

We need to talk more about the crushing pressure society places on men

Luba Kassova | September 28, 2023

A few nights ago, my older son found out that one of his dad’s friends had taken his own life. He is the third man within my son's families’ wider network of acquaintances to do so over the past few years.?. My son’s response was to go...


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Talk to your child about the dangers of porn. Now.

Talk to your child about the dangers of porn. Now.

Luba Kassova | September 12, 2023

If you are a parent of a 10-year-old or over, talk to your child about the dangers of porn. Pronto. Any later than this might be too late.  I lost my first (signed) copy of Caitlin Moran’s book “What about men?” while travelling...


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