Enhancing connection to your sense of smell

  Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived. The odors of fruits waft me to my southern home, to my childhood frolics in the peach orchard. Other odors, instantaneous and fleeting, cause my heart to dilate joyously or contract with remembered grief. Even […]

I Took A Mental Health Day

  The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea. ~ Karen Blixen Hey, Lovelies. I did something unusual on Thursday. I took a day off. A ‘mental health’ day, to be precise. We’ve had a bit of a tough time recently behind the scenes here at the Treehouse, and on Thursday […]

Vale, Mariette

  Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained. ― Jonathan Harnisch Hey, Lovelies. Yesterday was a sad day for me. I learned that one of our clients, Mariette, took her own life on Sunday night. Mariette lived in Italy with her husband Anton. This time three years […]

Short Blog Post, Long Story

“I feel like a potato that’s recently been mashed,” she said. ― Robin McKinley Hey Lovelies, I am quite wrecked today. Too wrecked to write anything useful for you. It was a big day of family health stuff yesterday, followed by a client emergency late last night. After which I couldn’t sleep because I was all […]

A Family Day

Managing my health, and helping family manage theirs. That’s what my day looks like. How about you?

Disturbed Sleep, Nightmares and Crazy Dreams?

  The moon is queen of everything. She rules the oceans, rivers, rain. When I am asked whose tears these are; I always blame the moon. ― Lucille Clifton Hey, Lovelies. Our community is one of sensitive souls, and we are often more influenced by the subtle energies of the cosmos than many of the people […]

A Question For You About Stories

Good things take time. Great things take a little longer. ~ Some wise anonymous person Hey, Lovelies. As you know, I had a crazy and slightly disturbing dream yesterday, the echoes of which are still rattling around in my head. I had planned to share that dream with you today, and I began writing it, […]

The Curious Dream

  A book is a dream that you hold in your hands. ― Neil Gaiman Hello, Lovelies. I’m a little late to the page this morning. I had the most curious dream last night. This morning, as I sat in meditation, it continued. The images, the messengers, the conversations. To be honest, it freaked me out […]

My Morning In Pictures

Outside the open window The morning air is all awash with angels. ―Richard Wilbur Hey, Lovelies. Here’s a little snapshot of my morning – the awesome and the not quite so awesome… First, the place where I meditate each morning and evening. This is the current massive bedroom spider. Eek just a little bit! My […]

A Visit From The Designer

  Art must not be concentrated in dead shrines called museums. It must be spread everywhere — on the streets, in the trams, factories, workshops, and in the workers’ homes. — Vladimir Mayakovsky Hey, Lovelies. Ben and I have been at the Treehouse for nearly 2 years now. The first year we were still moving […]

The Reading I Did For Myself

  And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself? ― Rumi Hey, Lovelies. Every year I do two card readings for myself that guide my decisions and actions for the months ahead. One of them is the 10 Card Helpful Energies Spread that you’ll find in my Journeymaker’s Planner. The other is my […]

Nana Bev’s Corned Beef With White Onion Sauce Recipe

A delicious and simple recipe I acquired from a friend’s grandmother during my University days when I was in a share-house with a big group of country boys. Nana Bev got me sorted – she even made me write notes. Sadly, she had a poor opinion of me as wife material. Read on to find out why!

Massive Excitement!

It never pays to count your chickens before they are hatched or your barbeques before they are fully operational. A positive tale, with a side of caution…

Wild Life

The wild life where I live is not really disco balls and pool tables. It’s more crazy than that…

When You Know Something’s Wrong

  Intuition is a combination of historical (empirical) data, deep and heightened observation, and an ability to cut through the thickness of surface reality. Intuition is like a slow motion machine that captures data instantaneously and hits you like a ton of bricks. Intuition is a knowing, a sensing that is beyond the conscious understanding […]

An odd assortment of updates

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ― George Bernard Shaw Hey, Lovelies! Here’s my odd assortment of updates for you this early Friday morning, with a heatwave bearing down on us… Our new stove has been installed. Finally. Sort of. It is connected to gas and electricity, but the cabinetmaker still needs […]

Sleeping in, or trying to!

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book. – Irish Proverb Hey, Lovelies. I had really hoped to nap yesterday, after my night of zero sleep, but it just didn’t happen. By day’s end I was so full of adrenalin that I knew it would be late before […]

The Bad Night

Sometimes life will tear your house apart so you can see the cracks in the foundation. ―Vanessa Ooms Hey, Lovelies. I didn’t sleep a wink last night. At first I thought it was because of stress. Then I thought it might have been the one decaf coffee I drank early that morning. So, I meditated. […]

#AlwaysWasAlwaysWillBe – Australia Day

“The land is my mother. Like a human mother, the land gives us protection, enjoyment, and provides our needs – economic, social, and religious. We have a human relationship with the land: Mother, daughter, son. When the land is taken from us or destroyed, we feel hurt because we belong to the land, and we […]

Unwinding in the Twilight

  Sometimes it is okay to simply do nothing. Put down the to-do list, cancel your plans, and just sit there and relax. You deserve to be present without worrying about, “what’s next?”. Save those thoughts for another time. ― Robin S. Baker Hey, Lovelies. I had a busy day with clients yesterday, many of whom […]

Lovely New Traditions

  The human soul can always use a new tradition. Sometimes we require them. ― Pat Conroy Hey, Lovelies. A friend and I have started this thing, when we go to each other’s houses for a meal. It’s happened frequently enough now that I can confidently call it the beginning of a new tradition. That tradition […]

A Message From Dogs

What should we say in this bit, Harry? ~ Rufous Something good about dogs, I guess. ~ Harry Okay, dogs are the best. Better than cats, that’s for sure. ~ Rufous Dear Peoples, there is no blog today because we are all on secrit bizness for Dad’s birfday. (Dad is probbly called Ben to you, […]

How to Interpret Dreams

We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep. ~ William Shakespeare Hey, Lovelies! Are you one of those people experiencing vivid dreams lately? And if you are, have you been wondering what they might mean? Your dreams are yours alone. We all interpret dreams differently, […]

The Old Boyfriend

  Reunions are the first day of school all over again. Time casts away familiarity and replaces it with warm confusion. Seeing how the years have frayed the friends of our youth reminds us that we too have irrevocably changed and can never return to a state of innocence again. ― Stewart Stafford Hey, Lovelies. I’ve […]

How To Do a Walking Meditation To Heal And Rebalance Your Chakras

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. Gautama Buddha Hello, Lovelies! Have you ever had a rough day? Silly question.  Of course you have. Like you, I have my occasional difficult patch, that place in my life where emotionally (and sometimes physically) I […]

Worrying. Not Worrying.

  If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever. ― Dalai Lama XIV Hey, Lovelies. The good old Dalai Lama is usually […]

Win a copy of my Journeymaker’s Planner

  Even when you’d lost everything you thought there was to lose, somebody came along and gave you something for free. ― Jenny Valentine Hey, Lovelies. Would you like to start the year with support, guidance and a plan that helps you to use your intuition and live a life that honours your values, priorities and […]

My Christmas Gift Oracle For You!

    May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!  ~ Author Unknown Hello, lovely friends. Will you join me for a cup of tea so I can give you a little Christmas present? Here’s the tea. Come sit with me and let me tell you how glad I am to […]

Come Join Me For A Free Webinar!

Ready to find your flow in 2023? Come join me for a special free webinar where I will be explaining the energies of the year ahead and how to make the best of them. Details in post.

If You Are Feeling Flat Or Exhausted Right Now, Read This

  It’s funny: I always imagined when I was a kid that adults had some kind of inner toolbox full of shiny tools: the saw of discernment, the hammer of wisdom, the sandpaper of patience. But then when I grew up I found that life handed you these rusty bent old tools – friendships, prayer, […]

All I want for Christmas is…

  I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. ― Jorge Luis Borges   You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. ― C.S. Lewis Hey, Lovelies, Christmas is almost here. Our office will be closed from Friday December 23 and we will […]

Are You Still Waiting For Someone Else To Meet Your Needs?

  With every act of self-care your authentic self gets stronger, and the critical, fearful mind gets weaker. Every act of self-care is a powerful declaration: I am on my side, I am on my side, each day I am more and more on my own side. Susan Weiss Berry Hey, Lovelies. It’s so easy […]

Do You Need To Be Self-Centred This Christmas?

  Self-care is never a selfish act – it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others. Anytime we can listen to true self and give the care it requires, we do it not only for ourselves, but for the many others whose […]

Thank you, Christmas Light Detanglers!

  The outdoor Christmas lights, green and red and gold and blue and twinkling, remind me that most people are that way all year round – kind, generous, friendly and with an occasional moment of ecstasy. But Christmas is the only time they dare reveal themselves.  – Harland Miller Hey, Lovelies. Last night Ben took […]

A Really Helpful Affirmation For You

  Affirmations are our mental vitamins, providing the supplementary positive thoughts we need to balance the barrage of negative events and thoughts we experience daily. Hey, Lovelies. You may already know that one of my favourite affirmations is this: Everything I want is always on special. I know, it’s not particularly ‘spiritual’ but boy is […]

Would You Like To be Included In My Healing Meditation Tonight?

  Everything is energy. All energy has a frequency, a vibration. White light is made up of the rainbow of colors, red with the lowest frequency and violet with the highest. Humans are made of matter, which is made of energy. If we take the most powerful microscopes and zoom in on any cell in […]

My Best Christmas Cake Recipes!

The kitchen can be a sacred space. Where magic is created, whether it’s mixing up a potion, or baking a cake for friends. The whole process is part of this spell – intention being just as important as the ingredients! The Kitchen Witch keeps a warm and happy home infused with magic. ~ Sarah Robinson Hello, […]

A bit shattered this morning

  There are many things in life worth getting temporarily tired for, but there is nothing in life worth getting permanently tired for. ― George Hammond Hey, Lovelies. I’m feeling a little shattered this morning – the kind of exhaustion that comes from too much adrenalin, too much stress and not enough sleep. We’re always stretched […]

Taking A Weekend Off

  We’ve often been taught that if we truly want to get somewhere in our lives, we have to work hard and stay focused on our goals. But what if the best way to get from Point A to Point B is to detour to rest stops much more frequently? ― Thatcher Wine Hey, Lovelies! My […]

It’s A BIG Day Here At The Treehouse

I cooked dinner! ~ Ben Phillips * Note from Nicole: Ben did not actually buy the food, prep the food, or prepare all of the sides. But he did light the barbeque, add the prepared food to barbeque, and turn that food once or twice. Hey, Lovelies! There is great excitement at the Treehouse today. […]

Black Friday Sale At My Etsy Store

  Well, Nicole, the thing about shopping is that everybody loves a bargain. ~ Nana Cody Hey, Lovelies. My Nana loved a good sale! So, in honour of my beloved Nana I am running a sale for Black Friday. Starting today, and until the end of this month I have a 30% off sale over […]

Do You Want To Join My Healing Meditation?

Empaths did not come into this world to be victims, we came to be warriors. Be brave. Stay strong. We need all hands on deck. ― Anthon St. Maarten Hey, Lovelies. I’m doing some big healing meditations this weekend, starting on Friday night 25 November (Brisbane, Australia time) and ending on Sunday night, 27 November. […]

Off To The Doctor Again

There are only two sorts of doctors: those who practice with their brains, and those who practice with their tongues. —William Osler Hey, Lovelies. I’m off to the city with Ben to see my favourite physician, get some test results, and the next steps in my journey. I’m also in the thick of doing testing, […]

Cracking the Code

I had written down an important piece of information. But where? I needed to find it because I knew it was the info I needed to crack the code!

Traditional Christmas Cake Recipe – Make and Mature

  “I love the Christmas-tide, and yet, I notice this, each year I live; I always like the gifts I get, But how I love the gifts I give!” ~ Carolyn Wells Hey, Lovelies! I have so many fruit cake recipes, but if you have the time this one delivers a perfect Christmas Cake that […]

Heroes and Vulnerability

Name one hero who was happy. ~ Madeline Miller Hey, Lovelies. As some of you know I am slogging through NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) right now, creating a new beginning, a new sub-thread and an ending for the novel I began writing in NaNoWriMo 2021. My hero is Dave. I know – not a […]

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